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The Devil's Dictionary

Bierce, Ambrose

Last Updated: Aug-11-2005
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Henderson, Schuyler

Primary Category: Literature / Nonfiction

Genre: Dictionary


A scathing parodic dictionary, wherein how words are normatively and conventionally defined is replaced by what they often actually do mean. One of the many classic examples is Bierce's definition of "Bigot" as 'One who is obstinately and zealously attached to an opinion that you do not entertain.'

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