Thursday, March 03, 2005


Exhort, v.t. In religious affairs, to put the conscience of another upon the spit and roast it to a nut-brown discomfort.

2005 Update: In political affairs, to insist on the rectitude of convictions the insister doesn't hold. This mode of persuasion was made obsolete by electronic voting.

Once from a soapbox exhorting,
Pols soon learned a method more sporting
Two strawmen now fakin'
That positions they'd taken
And the others' dispositions distorting

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