HARVARD SQUARE COMMENTARY

October 13, 2008
From Sanitas

A Lexicon for the 21st Century

John Turner


In-depth: Synonym for "detailed" or "thorough" used by persons who hate the English language.

Indict: What the Republicans would dig Bill Clinton up from the grave to do--says Charles Rangel.

Indifference: The attitude which draws hatred seven times as fast as malice.

Indigenous: Applied to people who came a bit before we did.

Individualism: Psychological disorder which strikes only in America.

Individuality: Condition brought on by caprice, vanity, and accident, which we tend to regret as we reminisce about our high school companions.

Indolence: That which is unlikely to be cured since it arises from no active agent which can be defeated: the perfect opposite of relaxation.

Indulgence: An attitude generally beneficent so long as its is directed outwardly.

Inequality: A condition promoted by market morality to the point it may be on the verge of blowing up the world.

Inerrancy: The doctrine that the Bible means exactly what you want it to mean.

Inertia: A condition people make a surprisingly feeble fight against, considering that it is the essence of all that’s dreadful.

Infatuation: The power of the mind to shape fragmented events into momentous patterns--operates most effectively when linked with hatred.

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