HARVARD SQUARE COMMENTARY

February 18, 2008
From Sanitas

A Lexicon for the 21st Century

John Turner


Droops: Characters on television dramas designed for adolescent girls of whatever age.

Dropout: Person who believes society’s dominant message that the only purpose of education is making money.

Drowsiness: A tide which flows down out of the forehead over the eyes; when it reaches the stomach, then there is bliss.

Drug education: A program for stimulating curiosity.

Drugs: Various powders and liquids the U.S. Government declares war on whenever it can’t think of anything else to do.

Drunk: An alcoholic whom someone is mad at.

Duck: A comical bird which is eaten to no one’s benefit.

Duh!: Comment appropriate to the revelation that professional wrestlers aren’t really trying to hurt one another.

Dust: Stuff far more substantial in England than in America.

Duty: An obligation carried out with pleasure--ultimately but not immediately.

Dweeb: A person who thinks that professional jargon is superior to ordinary language.

Dynamic: Nature of people who want to appear brave without running risks.


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