Definition of the Day 6-1-15 — Ethical Responsibility

Posted: June 1, 2015 in Humor, Language Use, Politics
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ETHICAL RESPONSIBILITY, n. A term useful in reminding one’s ethical inferiors of their inferiority. Also useful in reminding them of their neglected “responsibilities” — that is, neglecting to do what you want them to do. Synonym: “Moral Imperative.”

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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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