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, January 31, 2008
RHUBARB, n. Vegetable essence of stomach ache.
2008 Update: A vegetable stewed by the simple with strawberries and embittered with its own virtue. Legend holds that the rhubarb grows wherever the pious are elected and achieve high office.