Wednesday, June 1, 2005

Carbuncle's Lexicon — the free version

Occam's Carbuncle hasn't received any offers to publish yet, but it's only a matter of time. In the meantime, his tart acid lexicography has been collected for your edutainment here. Get it while it's free.

An example:

confidence n. 1. the ability to frustrate one’s opponents by deliberately ignoring them; the quality of wilful blindness to adversity, defeat and shame; 2. (political) in parliamentary tradition, the assurance of the members’ belief in the ability of the government to govern, as affirmed by a majority of votes in the House of Commons on matters of vital importance, except in the case of Liberal governments, in which confidence is normally assumed to exist when the majority of the members of parliament repeatedly express disgust for, and vote contrary to the wishes of, the governing party.