HARVARD SQUARE COMMENTARY

October 15, 2007
From Sanitas

A Lexicon for the 21st Century

John Turner


Cohn, Roy: The perfect model for a U.S. Attorney.

Coitus More Ferorum: According to a popular self-help book, the real thing; also known as doggy style.

Collage: Art for people with no talent.

Collective Filtering: Results of software which suggests that the human mind is simpler than anyone ever conceived.

College President: The job most likely to send a person to hell after he or she has died.

Colloquy: A conversation generally conducted on a university campus in which
all speakers are too important to listen to anybody else.

Combat Fatigue: Solvent of George S. Patton's equilibrium.

Comedy: The only security against unremitting tears and gush.

Commemoration: Defective memory.

Commission: A group of people, generally described as "high powered," who issue reports costing millions which any non-brain-dead person could write in fifteen minutes.

Commitment: Statement of a intention to do something pious you know you're probably not going to do, and that would be hideous if you did.

Committed: Condition of an apparatchik or the inhabitant of a nut house; either way it doesn't make much difference.


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