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, December 22, 2005
Joy, n. An emotion variously excited, but in its highest degree arising from the contemplation of grief in another.
2005 Update: The sensation of having avoided detection. Often wished on that or those we could stand to hear less from.