I’m also one of those who haven’t heard about Ambrose Bierce. I let Alexa read the first A words. I’m hooked. The idiosyncrasies of mankind, presented in an amusing, “gleefully misanthropic glossary Bierce started compiling in 1880” — this is what The Devil’s Dictionary is all about.
It was given by my childhood friend Edna de la Cruz Kidd who is happily settled in England.
If you want to take life (un)seriously…
Inside The Devil’s Dictionary
Debt, n. An ingenious substitute for the chain and whip of a slave-driver.
Land, n. A part of the earth’s surface considered as property.
Once, adv. Enough.
Positive, adj. Mistaken at the top of one’s voice.
Pray, v. To ask that the laws of the universe be annulled in behalf of a single petitioner confessedly unworthy.
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