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Despite being a work of the 19th century, Bierce held a more rational and scientific outlook than typical, and biercee can be seen in many definitions–some of dicinario were probably considered outlandishly irreverent in the day. Some of these definitions are only pithy one-liners because to add anything more to them would be to try to improve on perfection. That which discloses to the wise and disguises from the foolish their lack of understanding.

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Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. An ingenious device for obtaining individual profit without individual responsibility. Purchasing the barrel of whiskey that you do not need for the price of the cow that you cannot afford. A child of two races, ashamed of both. An instrument of torture operated by a person with cotton in his ears. Bierce distorce o sentido das palavras porque as palavras adquiriram sentidos distorcidos.


That’s an importabt distinction, for he made no effort to write a complete dictionary, and he was writing in the context of current events that are no longer current. I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle?

If nothing else, a lot of the definitions that Bierce coined back in his day are very relevant today. If i were teaching college freshmen, though, I’d make this book required reading.

And as with all truly great satire, the ones who take the punishment the most and hardest are the most powerful people in society or the ones who think they are the most powerful in society. Read more Read less. If you can get past that, you’re in for a real treat.

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Sometimes, it’s more interesting than other times, and i wonder if that’s because this was authored more than a century ago. An invention of the xicionario which abrogates some of the advantages of making a disagreeable person keep his distance.

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Instead, his definitions were filler for newspapers, later collected and published aw a dictionary. Sorry if I sound a bit crabby compared to the glowing 5-star reviews before this one, but although witty, I just don’t find this the wittiest ever, which would ha Pessoa de mau gosto, mais interessada em si mesma do que em mim. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go.


Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. The fact that so many definitions are still current and amusing gives us a perspective on history – the fact that human nature hasn’t changed, that politicians and preachers and businessmen were pretty much the same then as now.

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Reading this book came about after I learned about dailylit. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Learn more about Amazon Prime. As a result, Bierce attacks with special bile politicians, financiers, bankers, titans of industry, and theologians. Books with a Beu rated it 7 years ago http: This may explain why it is only quo Write a customer review.

If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? His word choices for his dictionary are clever and idiosyncratic, as are his uses of archaic words even in his own dicoonariohis actual neologisms, and his accompanying poetry for words, all written by different, mysterious pseudonyms.

Product details Paperback Publisher: If you can get past that initial warning I gave you, ambose give this one a try.