Thursday, February 26, 2009

Thursday Culture Day

Today, a sampling from Ambrose Bierce, author of The Devil's Dictionary.

Conservative, n: A statesman who is enamored of existing evils, as distinguished from the Liberal who wishes to replace them with others.

Enough, adj: Too much.

Famous, adj: Conspicuously miserable.

Lawsuit: A machine you go into as a pig and come out of as a sausage.

Love: A temporary insanity curable by marriage.

Positive, adj.: Mistaken at the top of one's voice.

Quotation, n: The act of repeating erroneously the words of another.

Sweater, n.: garment worn by child when its mother is feeling chilly.

War: God's way of teaching Americans geography.

17 comments:

Dedene said...

Good ole' Ambrose. A witty fellow whom we shouldn't forget.

Janie at Sounding Forth said...

Positively love those definitions (at the top of my voice.)!!!

A Woman Of No Importance said...

Excellent, I love the one about the child's sweater, and the last one is particularly funny too!

K said...

I kinda like the one about war - sad, but a little true.

Thanks for the culture (I can definitely use a little polish).

High Desert Diva said...

Great examples!

Belle said...

Once again, you've taught me new and wonderful things..

Debbie said...

These are great. Love the sweater one:)

buffalodick said...

All of them are on the mark!

CDB said...

Haaaaa, love 'em. I love the riff on love, how true.

Chef E said...

Nice, I learn from you...and that laughing isn't so bad either...

jff said...

Jest dictionary.
Crazy busy, adj.; Any activity at 5:15AM
Overstretched, adj.; Time-stamping your activity at 5:15AM.

Comedy Goddess said...

Tee hee! The love one is very funny! As are the others.

Gary Rith Pottery Blog said...

(nice to meet you, thanks for the visit!)

Real Live Lesbian said...

LMAO @ sweater. That's SOOO my mother!

Lyndsay said...

LOVE - damn! That's what happened. Marriage always gets in the way!

queenofphrump said...

FUNNY!!!

ladyfi said...

I do love the Devil's Dictionary - and so true after all this time, too!

That last one was brilliant!

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