HARVARD SQUARE COMMENTARY

July 21, 2008
From Sanitas

A Lexicon for the 21st Century

John Turner


Graciousness: Liberal principals mixed with a conservative character.

Grackle: Bird whose character matches the quality of its name.

Grail: A commodious symbol that can accommodate anything you want it to, provided that it makes you feel good.

Grandeur: That which can be many things but ultimately must be simple.

Grand Jury: A Starr Chamber.

Gratification: A consequence impossible without desire.

Greatness: A force which can excuse wrongdoing but never miserable doing.

Greed: Primary tool of politics.

Green: An adjective that has shifted steadily from depicting color to depicting virtue.

Grief: A boundless passion which a thousand charlatans will tell you how to manage.

Griffito: Singular form of the mode of expression best suited to human sensibility.

Grin: A facial expression often mistaken for a smile, usually to one's detriment.


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