Definition of the Day 11-14-15 — Homeopathy

Posted: November 14, 2015 in Humor, Skepticism
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HOMEOPATHY, n. A curious but common misspelling, unusual in that it bears essentially no relation to the correct spelling: p-l-a-c-e-b-o e-f-f-e-c-t. Synonyms: “Reiki,”  “Reflexology,” “Iridology,” “Acupuncture,” “Aroma Therapy,”   “Astrology,” “12-step program,” and “the power of prayer.”

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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


American Heretic's Dictionary revised and expanded by Chaz Bufe, front cover

  1. […] ALTERNATIVE, adj. Ineffective, as in “alternative medicine.” (See also “Homeopathy“) […]


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