Tuesday, 1 November 2011

The Devil's Dictionary

The Devil's dictionary is a satirical reference book written by Ambrose Beirce. It provides alternative meanings of  words, reinterpreted through societal norms and general life.Its really interesting.
Here are two of  my favorite meanings :

LANGUAGE, n. The music with which we charm the serpents guarding another's treasure.

ACQUAINTANCE, n. A person whom we know well enough to borrow from, but not well enough to lend to. A degree of friendship called slight when its object is poor or obscure, and intimate when he is rich or famous.

Nice right?

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