Monday, April 15, 2002

Check out the results from the Washington Post's latest Style Invitational "seeking cynical definitions a la Ambrose Bierce ... looking for jaded drolleries". Such as:
  • Peacetime: When there are no wars anywhere you care about
  • E-mail: An urban legend delivery system
  • Telemarketer: A Caller ID salesman
For further edification, you can read Bierce's Devil's Dictionary here (black-on-white HTML), here (white-on-black HTML), here (plain text, yet oddly double-spaced), here (formatted for PalmOS readers), or find other versions.

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