HARVARD SQUARE COMMENTARY

March 19, 2007
From Sanitas

A Lexicon for the 21st Century

John Turner


Affectation:  Expressions of grief when your benefactor dies.

Affectivity:  Getting wrought up over very little.

Affirmative Action:  Attempt to support equality by violating it.

Affluence:  A set of blinders which allow one not to look at the world and, therefore, not to be bothered by what it is.

Age:  A condition most often attained by trading benevolence for steadiness.

Agent:  Siphoner

Agitation:  State of young person who knows he is the most important figure of history but can't discern why.

Agony:  The price we pay for the privilege of repentance.

Agreeable:  The manner of one who is being flattered.

Agriculture:  The worst mistake in human history, according to several Rousseauistic anthropologists and political theorists who hate the idea of there being more than a couple million people.


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