Redefining misanthropy for a fresh generation. Standard posts begin with a definition from Ambrose Bierce's The Devil's Dictionary followed by a modern adjustment. Miscellany on Wednesday and storytelling on Saturday.
Thursday, July 21, 2005
Acerbity, n. The quality that distinguishes the disposition of Deacon Fitch from a crab-apple.
2005 Update: The distinction between a satirical lexicographer and a mere saint.