The Devils Dictionary

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  • The Devils Dictionary
  • Ambrose Bierce
  • English
  • 03 August 2017
  • 1973949385

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12 thoughts on “The Devils Dictionary

  1. Manny says:

    goodreads, n Website designed to prevent people who enjoy books from finding time to read them.review, v.i. Demonstrate, through a short essay, appreciation for one s own wit.

  2. Ahmad Sharabiani says:

    The devil s dictionary, Ambrose BierceThe Devil s Dictionary is a satirical dictionary written by American Civil War soldier, wit, and writer Ambrose Bierce consisting of common words followed by humorous and satirical definitions The lexicon was written over three decades as a series of installments for magazines and newspapers Bierce s witty definitions were imitated and plagiarized for years before he gathered them into books, first as The Cynic s Word Book in 1906 and then in acomple The devil s dictionary, Ambrose BierceThe Devil s Dictionary is a satirical dictionary written by American Civil War soldier, wit, and writer Ambrose Bierce consisting of common words followed by humorous and satirical definitions The lexicon was written over three decades as a series of installments for magazines and newspapers Bierce s witty definitions were imitated and plagiarized ...

  3. Arthur Graham says:

    For years now, I ve kept the following definition tacked to my cubicle wall EDITOR, n A person who combines the judicial functions of Minos, Rhadamanthus and Aeacus, but is placable with an obolus a severely virtuous censor, but so charitable withal that he tolerates the virtues of others and the vices of himself who flings about him the splintering lightning and sturdy thunders of admonition till he resembles a bunch of firecrackers petulantly uttering his mind at the tail of a dog then str For years now, I ve kept the following definition tacked to my cubicle wall EDITOR, n A person who combines the judicial functions of Minos, Rhadamanthus and Aeacus, but is placable with an obolus a severely virtuous censor, but so charitable withal that he tolerates the virtues of others and the vices of himself who flings about him the splintering lightning and sturdy thunders of admonition till he resembles a bunch of firecrackers petulantly uttering his mind at the tail of a dog then straightway murmurs a mild, melodious lay, soft as the cooing of a donkey intoning its prayer to the evening star Master of mysteries and lord of law, high pinnacled upon the throne of t...

  4. Jokoloyo says:

    I know I know this is not a real dictionary, but I read the entries randomly, and sometimes I checked a word if there was an amusing definition when I was skimming reading this book That s why I put it as reference.I am tempted ...

  5. Szplug says:

    Absolutely inspired Bierce s wit is a literary scalpel honed to a fineness that can slice exceptionalism at the molecular level Of a kind with the mighty Voltaire s Philosophical Dictionary, though featuring fewer multi paragraph cannonades of cutting, even cruel wit in lieu ofbroadly aimed and concisely barbed thrusts Finding myself stuck in a lengthy queue for the cashier when purchasing it along with a handful of other textual beauties scooped up second hand , I opened it to A and Absolutely inspired Bierce s wit is a literary scalpel honed to a fineness that can slice exceptionalism at the molecular level Of a kind with the mighty Voltaire s Philosophical Dictionary, though featuring fewer multi paragraph cannonades of cutting, even cruel wit in lieu ofbroadly aimed and concisely barbed thrusts Finding myself stuck in a lengthy queue for the cashier when purchasing it along with a handful of other textual beauties scooped up second hand , I opened it to A and began reading the entries Absurdity, n A statement of belief manifestly inconsistent with one s own opinion. and damned if I didn t drop my dutifully dour comportment to take on that of an addled adolescent, giggling and snorting and, once or twice, guffawing, causing the other enervated cus...

  6. J.G. Keely says:

    There may be none, outside of perhaps Rabelais, who may so decorously handle the refuse of the world The Devil s Dictionary is a guidebook for the mind of man, and perhaps a certain delicacy becomes necessary when exploring something so rude a...

  7. Paul Secor says:

    Bitter, biting, and on the money.Other folks have given examples of Bierce s definitions, but I ll add a fewResponsibility, n A detachable burden easily shifted to the shoulders of God, Fate, Fortune, Luck or one s neighbor.Railroad, n The chief of many mechanical devices enabling us to get away from where we are to where we are no better off.Influence, n In politics, a visionary quo given in exchange for a substantial quid.Bore, n A person who talks when you wish him to listen.Abscond Bitter, biting, and on the money.Other folks have given examples of Bierce s definitions, but I ll add a fewResponsibility, n A detachable burden easily shifted to the shoulders of God, Fate, Fortune, Luck or one s neighbor.Railroad, n The chief of many mechanical devices enabling us to get away from where we are to where we are no better off.Influence, n In politics, a visionary quo given in exchange for a substantial quid.Bore, n A person who talks when you wish him to listen.Abscond, v.i To move in a mysterious way, commonly with the property of another.Mercy, n An attribute beloved of detected offenders.Lexicographer, n A pestilent fellow who, under the pretense of recording some particular stage in the development of a lang...

  8. Lucy says:

    Conservative, n A statesman who is enad of existing evils, as distinguished from the Liberal, who wishes to replace them with others.Impiety, n Your irreverence toward my deity.Patriotism, n Combustible rubbish ready to the torch of any one ambitious to illuminate his name In Dr Johnson s famous dictionary patriotism is defined as the last resort of a scoundrel With all due respect to an enlightened but inferior lexicographer I beg to submit it is the first.Selfish, adj Devoid of cons Conservative, n A statesman who is enad of existing evils, as distinguished from the Liberal, who wishes to replace them with others.Impiety, n Your irreverence toward my deity.Patriotism, n Combustible rubbish ready to the torch of any one ambitious to illuminate his name In Dr Johnson s famous dictionary patriotism is defined as t...

  9. Igor Ljubuncic says:

    Perfect This man is the father of trolling and modern sarcasm.The Internet you have today, you owe it to him Yup.Without Bierce, there d be no memes.Or if I may sing Penny Lane style Ambrose Bierce is a man with scant few photographsOf every word he s had the pleasure to writeAnd all the people that come and goStop and say helloOn the corner is a married man wearing CrocsThe little children laugh at him behind his backAnd the ladies never give him any slackIn the pouring rain, very strangeAm Perfect This man is the father of trolling and modern sarcasm.The Internet you have today, you owe it to him Yup.Without Bierce, there d be no memes.Or if I may sing Penny Lane style Ambrose Bierce is a man with scant few photographsOf every word he s had the pleasure to writeAnd all the people that come and goStop...

  10. Traveller says:

    Although the book is great fun, perhaps not so much to a jaded 21st century mind as it must have been when the book was first published Sorry if I sound a bit crabby compared to the glowing 5 star reviews before thi...

  11. Jeanne says:

    Language should be played with Scrabble, crossword puzzles, and The Devil s Dictionary I m sure you really need to know that absurdity could be defined as A statement or belief manifestly inconsistent with one s own opinion p 5 Or bigot as One who is obstinately and zealously attached to an opinion that you do not entertain p 14 You need to know that I is the first letter of the alphabet, the first word of the language, the first thought of the mind, the first object of affection p 5 Language should be played with Scrabble, crossword puzzles, and The Devil s Dictionary I m sure you really need to know that absurdity could be defined as A statement or belief manifestly inconsistent with one s own opinion p 5 Or bigot as One who is obstinately and zealously attached to an opinion that you do not entertain p 14 You need to know that I is the first letter of the alphabet, the first word of the language, the first thought of the mind, the first object of affection p 57 Ambrose Bierce s definitions are accurate, cynical, and tongue in cheek You would have wanted to invite him to your ne...

  12. Pewterbreath says:

    This is the perfect coffee table bathroom book Thumbing around this thing one finds tons of amusement Some of it cuts pretty deep though, and cynicism floods every page An acid tinged classic.