HARVARD SQUARE COMMENTARY

May 21, 2007
From Sanitas

A Lexicon for the 21st Century

John Turner


Atomic warfare: Somewhat shortsighted military strategy through which a government attempts to protect itself against enemies by rendering the earth uninhabitable.

Atrophied: Condition of public thought during the administration of a president you didn't vote for.

Attitude: Quality of mind that does away with the possibility of agreement.

Atonement: An action thought about a thousand times more than practiced.

Attorney: A name for a lawyer that helps you forget what he really does.

Auction: An event where goods are sold for the highest price offered by a mob which assembled in the hope of getting them for virtually nothing.

Audacity: A characteristic overrated, except where taking life is concerned.

Au Pair: Term familiar only to the upper classes till the problematic activities linked to it got into newspapers.

Aura Popularis: A wind which changes course inexplicably, redirected by words and actions so foolish no one could have imagined them.

Authenticity: Number three on the list of humankind's most cherished values.


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