Redefining misanthropy for a fresh generation. Standard posts begin with a definition from Ambrose Bierce's The Devil's Dictionary followed by a modern adjustment. Miscellany on Wednesday and storytelling on Saturday.
Friday, January 18, 2008
BEAR, n. In the stock market, a broker who, having sold short, uses his customers' stocks to break the price.
2008 Update: The bristly mountain eel. An undocumented seasonal worker eligible to cradle children in gratitude for not speaking Spanish.