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.
Monday, January 14, 2008
BASSINET, n. A shrine in which is worshiped [SIC] "the image of it's pa." The word is from the French berceaunette, but the "image" is derived LORD knows whence.
2008 Update: A cradle in which a new mother and father may rest their resentment.