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Extracts from the Cynic’s Wordbook – Part VIII – the letter D

See previously entered letters C, J, K, M &c. here. ❧ Dad – noun A father whom his vulgar children do not respect. Dandy – noun One who professes a singularity of opinion with regard to his own merits, accentuating his eccentricity with his clothes. Day – noun A period of twenty-four hours, mostly misspent. Decide – verb To succumb to the […]

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Extracts from the Cynic’s Wordbook – Part VIII – the letter D

See previously entered letters C, J, K, M &c. here. ❧ Dad – noun A father whom his vulgar children do not respect. Dandy – noun One who professes a singularity of opinion with regard to his own merits, accentuating his eccentricity with his clothes. Day – noun A period of twenty-four hours, mostly misspent. […]

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Extracts from the Cynic’s Wordbook – Part VII – the letter S

Also see letters P, M, K, C, J and R. ❧ Sabbath – noun An unknown quantity in San Francisco social life. Sacerdotalist – noun One who holds the belief that a clergyman is a priest. Sacred – noun Dedicated to some religious purpose; having a divine character; as the Dalai Lama of Tibet; the Moogum of M’bwango; the Cow in India; the hair […]

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Extracts from the Cynic’s Wordbook – Part VI – the letter R

Previous entries: P, M, K, C, J. Notice I have listed double the number of extracts under this letter. This is simply because these are some of the finest in the whole book by Bierce. A little bonus for you to chew and occasionally swallow and digest. Read on: ❧ Recruit – noun A person distinguishable from […]

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Extracts from the Cynic’s Wordbook – Part IV – the letter C

Today is the day of the letter C. ’nuff said. Or maybe, ’nuff seen. Whatever that means. We’ve read through P, M and K. Read on. ❧ Cabbage – noun A familiar kitchen-garden vegetable about as large and wise as a man’s head. Calamity – noun A more than commonly plain and unmistakable reminder that the affairs of this […]

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The last time we struck from air, we fought a war. And we are doing it again.

Interesting things have been going on in Libya. And the most interesting of all, till date, is what prompted me to write this quick snippet. Let me take you a few hours back: It was rumoured that, with France switching diplomatic status from the Gaddafi Government to the opposition groups, Spain and Portugal would follow […]

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