HARVARD SQUARE COMMENTARY

July 16, 2007
From Sanitas

A Lexicon for the 21st Century

John Turner


Birth: A considerable inconvenience to both the principal parties engaged in it, so much so it's surprising it happens as often as it does.

Black hole: Tiny region in space which copies the action of your friends when you send them letters.

Blame: A penalty which is always too narrowly distributed.

Blandishment: The action of a powerful person who wants you to suck up to him even more than you would naturally.

Blankness: The face idiocy most often turns to the world.

Blasé: The manner of a homosexual husband on learning he has been cuckolded.

Blessedness: A condition attained only at the moment of death.

Blessing: A possession it is extremely hard to buy.

Blind: Quality of loyalty devoted to someone you don't think deserves it.

Bliss: The presence of a beautiful woman in golden light.

Blockhead: A dunce, but one not quite as likeable as a chump.

Blood: Fluid charged with all sorts of stuff it is extremely hard to find with a microscope.

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