HARVARD SQUARE COMMENTARY

February 11, 2008
From Sanitas

A Lexicon for the 21st Century

John Turner


Dominance: Specious justification during the Cold War for the United States to suck wealth out of poverty-stricken countries.

Dominion: A person who likes obscure things because he thinks they confer distinction on himself.

Dope: A stupid person whose principal drawback is that he thinks himself clever.

Dormant: The condition of a Congressman’s acuity when some public passion is afoot.

Dotage: The ability, when you have more money than you ever had, to get reduced ticket prices at the movies.

Dotard: A man who thinks he can defend himself in a citadel of wealth.

Doubt: A sportive irritation.

Drawing Room: An enclosure where people are drawn, and often quartered.

Dreadful: Speaking of god during than marriage proposal more than you do of the girl.

Dream: A thing a lady must not do of a gentleman before the gentleman has done it of her.

Dreck: The opinions expressed by callers in to talk radio.

Dress: Article of clothing once worn by women as ordinary garb but now worn principally for enticement or deception.


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