The Devils Dictionary

The Devils Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce is available on Google Books. Some choice quotes,

  • Accordion: An instrument in harmony with the sentiments of an assassin
  • Appetite: An instinct thoughtfully implanted by providence as an answer to the labour question
  • Back: The part of your friend which it is your privilege to contemplate in your adversity
  • Mayonnaise: One of the sauces that serve the French in place of state religion
  • Misfortune: The kind of fortune that never misses
  • Riot: A popular entertainment given to the military by innocent bystanders

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