Definition of the Day 9-1-15 — “Special Assignment”

Posted: September 1, 2015 in Humor, Journalism
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SPECIAL ASSIGNMENT, n. An oft-used journalistic term. Long-term special assignments typically consist of a five-day stint in detox and a subsequent month in rehab, short-term ones of a bender and subsequent hangover.

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–from The American Heretic’s Dictionary (revised & expanded) the best successor to Ambrose Bierce’s Devil’s Dictionary

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