righteous1076 41M
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5/12/2006 11:04 pm

BORE, n. A person who talks when you wish him to listen
DICTIONARY, n. A malevolent literary device for cramping the
growth of a language and making it hard and inelastic.
EDUCATION, n. That which discloses to the wise and disguises from the foolish their lack of understanding.
FUTURE, n. That period of time in which our affairs prosper, our
friends are true and our happiness is assured.
HISTORY, n. An account mostly false, of events mostly unimportant, which are brought about by rulers mostly knaves, and soldiers mostly fools.
LANGUAGE, n. The music with which we charm the serpents guarding another's treasure.

-ambrose bierce 'the devil's dictionary'

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