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, June 26, 2008
HIRELING, n. A mercenary wretch who serves another person for wages, as distinguished from the respectable functionary who receives a salary.
2008 Update: A plaintiff in the probationary stage.