The Devil's Dictionary

Having just received my beautiful copy in the mail today, I thought I might share with you some definitions from Ambrose Bierce’s Devil’s Dictionary:

Eloquence, n. The art of orally persuading fools that white is the color it appears to be. It includes the gift of making any color appear white.

Erudition, n. Dust shaken out of a book into an empty skull.

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Kevin Holtsberry

I work in communications and public affairs. I try to squeeze in as much reading as I can while still spending time with my wife and two kids (and cheering on the Pittsburgh Steelers and Michigan Wolverines during football season – oh, and watching golf too).

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The Devil's Dictionary

Having just received my beautiful copy in the mail today, I thought I might share with you some definitions from Ambrose Bierce’s Devil’s Dictionary:

Eloquence, n. The art of orally persuading fools that white is the color it appears to be. It includes the gift of making any color appear white.

Erudition, n. Dust shaken out of a book into an empty skull.

About the author

Kevin Holtsberry

I work in communications and public affairs. I try to squeeze in as much reading as I can while still spending time with my wife and two kids (and cheering on the Pittsburgh Steelers and Michigan Wolverines during football season – oh, and watching golf too).

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