HARVARD SQUARE COMMENTARY

September 3, 2007
From Sanitas

A Lexicon for the 21st Century

John Turner


Catastrophe: Old age prolonged indefinitely.

Category: Word which when one knows it is associated with Immauel Kant has no other need of definition.

Catheter: Medical instrument most feared by men.

Catholic: Person tortured by nuns when she was a little girl.

Caucasian: A white guy trying to sound politically correct on a government form.

Cause: A thing David Hume said does not exist but that everyone else knows does.

Caution: An over-praised virtue which has never afforded a single person a single day free of mistake.

Cavil: The act of a lawyer who has decided to become moralistic.

Celebrity: A necessary ingredient of happiness for those destined always to be miserable.

Celibacy: A condition whose status functions like a yo yo.

CEO: Corporate hit man.

Ceremony: Event marked by bad food and goofy rhetoric.


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