A new and improved 'Devil's Dictionary' | Opinion

By James Terminiello

Ambrose Bierce was a 19th century and early 20th century editorialist and satirist of rare perception and sardonic wit. One of his most enduring works was a biting and perceptive lexicon known as “The Devil’s Dictionary,” in which he redefined words in the context of his dark perception of reality. 

For example, “FRIENDSHIP: A ship big enough to carry two in fair weather, but only one in foul.”

Nothing escaped his lacerating wit — from accordions to zoos. Alas, the great man disappeared under still-mysterious circumstances in revolutionary Mexico sometime in 1914, and we are left to carry on his …read more

Source: NJ.com Cumberland

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