HARVARD SQUARE COMMENTARY

October 20, 2008
From Sanitas

A Lexicon for the 21st Century

John Turner


Inferiority: A condition that has progressively shifted over the past two hundred years from people to food.

Information: The stupid man’s form of knowledge.

Initialisms: Words whose letters stand for other words nobody can remember.

Initiation: Cruelties visited upon a person whose company you covet.

Innocence: (1) Primary characteristic of political heroes up till the time Bill Clinton began to change all that.  (2) Evil practiced by liberals.

Inquest: Following the money.

Iron: An activity women used to do ceaselessly, and now hardly do at all, with apparently no significant change of outcome--a commentary on most of what we do.

Insatiability: An inescapable chasm dug out by your nerves.

Insect: Life form always said to be superior to humanity.

Insecticide: A chemical designed to kill bugs that manages to sneak into other mixtures, many of which end up killing humans.

Insensibility: Condition of a state legislature debating educational issues.

Insipid: The manner of a girl who doesn't like you.

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