Monday, January 29, 2007

Devil's Dictionary

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.

IDIOT, n. A member of a large and powerful tribe whose influence in human affairs has always been dominant and controlling.

IGNORAMUS, n. A person unacquainted with certain kinds of knowledge familiar to yourself, and having certain other kinds that you know nothing about.

IMAGINATION, n. A warehouse of facts, with poet and liar in joint ownership.

IMMIGRANT, n. An unenlightened person who thinks one country better than another.

Ambrose Bierce

Another 1000 words this morning. This afternoon I put on my professor's cap and look at student work. Will fit piano time in there, too, of course.

Hand out midterms tomorrow. How time flies.

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