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, June 06, 2008
BARBER, n. (Lat. barbarus, savage from barba, the beard.) A savage whose laceration of your cheek is unobserved in the superior torment of his conversation.
2008 Update: A man of the professions, wise enough to keep a blade to his customers throat and still receive a tip.