Posts Tagged ‘Devil’s Dictionary’


TRAGIC LIFE,  A common but redundant phrase.

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(This one isn’t in the revised and expanded American Heretic’s Dictionary, but will be if we ever get around to publishing a further-expanded edition.)

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


FEARLESS, adj. Too stupid to understand the situation. Syn.: “No Fear.”

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(This one isn’t in the revised and expanded American Heretic’s Dictionary, but will be if we ever get around to publishing a further-expanded edition.)

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


"Fork" illustration by J.R. Swanson

FORK, n. An instrument used chiefly for the purpose of putting dead animals into the mouth . . .

–Ambrose Bierce, The Devil’s Dictionary; illustration by J. R. Swanson


WORSHIP, n. … A popular form of abjection having an element of pride.

–Ambrose Bierce, The Devil’s Dictionary