HARVARD SQUARE COMMENTARY

April 28, 2008
From Sanitas

A Lexicon for the 21st Century

John Turner


Faust: Guy who made the deal everyone wants but no one will admit to.

Fealty: The worst crime in politics, a hint of which is sure to bring forth a special prosecutor.

Fear: An indulgence in unhappiness one must be possessed by in order to be fashionable.

Febrility: A condition brought forth in the foolish by elections.

Feedback: Insults disguised as advice.

Femininity: Desire to sleep more than half the time and never to leave one's feet on the floor.

Feminism: Greater concern with being a woman than being a person.

Feminist: A woman who doesn't like to think much about the function of fathers.

Fern Bar: An institution that gets old faster than any other human construct.

Festival: An annual celebration observed to promote people's sense of superiority.

Fetish: An object that gives you pleasure other people don't want you to have.

Fetters: Chains, which in literature seem to be put on by families more often than by anything else--maybe it's the alliteration.

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