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.
Tuesday, June 02, 2009
DISYLLABLE, n. A word of two syllables. The following words are disyllables, according to the ancient and honorable usage of all the San Francisco poets: Fire, hire, tire, flour, hour, sour, scour, chasm, spasm, realm, helm, and slippery elm.
2009 Update: A word containing two grunts, making half an Erudition. Two Eruditions make a Folly.