Definition of the Day 5/17/14: Omelette

Posted: May 17, 2014 in Language Use, Politics
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OMELETTE, n. A term—along with the related word “eggs”—much beloved by apologists for “revolutionary” regimes. As in, “You can’t make an omelette without breaking a few promises,” or, more accurately, “You can’t make an omelette without murdering a few people.”

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–from the revised and expanded edition of The American Heretic’s Dictionary, the best modern successor to Ambrose Bierce’s Devil’s Dictionary

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