Strange definitions

AUSTRALIA, n.
A country lying in the South Sea, whose industrial and commercial development has been unspeakably retarded by an unfortunate dispute among geographers as to whether it is a continent or an island.

BACKBITE, v.t.
To speak of a man as you find him when he can’t find you.

BATTLE, n.
A method of untying with the teeth of a political knot that would not yield to the tongue.

BEAUTY, n.
The power by which a woman charms a lover and terrifies a husband.

BORE, n.
A person who talks when you wish him to listen.
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Go to The Devil’s Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

2 thoughts on “Strange definitions

  1. shakthiprabha

    hi sk,

    Wonder why the term beauty always REMINDS everyone of mortal beauties. AREN’T There mystic nature whose beauty is eternal and breathtaking?

    rgds
    shakthiprabha

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