devil's dictionary – 'A' is for 'amyl nitrate'.

for those of you who just joined us, here are a few more direct translations shamelessly copied from ‘The Devil’s Dictionary’ which was written by my boyfriend, Ambrose Bierce, in 1871 – you can read more about it and see a snazzy picture of the man himself, over here:

‘Ambidextrous, adj. Able to pick with equal skill a right-hand pocket or a left.’

‘Apologise, v.i. To lay the foundation for a future offence.’

‘Apothecary, n. The physician’s accomplice, undertaker’s benefactor and grave worm’s provider.’

‘April Fool, n. The March fool with another month added to his folly.’

‘Arrest, v.t. Formally to detain one accused of unusualness. God made the world in six days and was arrested on the seventh.’

classic stuff.

ok, i have ‘nephew 5’s’ barmitzvah today, off to the synagogue. do you think i’m going to get struck by lightning for all my blasphemy? maybe. you’d better not sit next to me.

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