The Devil's Dictionary

The Devil's Dictionary



The Pequod Review:

The Devil's Dictionary is a collection of cynical and witty definitional entries. Such as:

CORPORATION, n. An ingenious device for obtaining individual profit without individual responsibility.

TELEPHONE, n. An invention of the devil which abrogates some of the advantages of making a disagreeable person keep his distance.

FEAST, n. A festival. A religious celebration usually signalized by gluttony and drunkenness, frequently in honor of some holy person distinguished for abstemiousness.