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.
Friday, January 11, 2008
DOWRY, n. The worm upon the matrimonial hook in man-fishing.
2008 Update: A bribe to embellish a marriage contract, recently less fashionable in deference to divorce.