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The Devil's Dictionary

The Devil's Dictionary is an laugh-out-loud and extremely satiric "dictionary" where each word has its own biting definition, often accompanied by an amusing poem or verse. Read this with someone who has a good sense of humour by your side because it will drive you mad if you cannot read some of the funniest ones out loud. A very rewarding addition to your desk!
Here are two of my favourite definitions:
Handkerchief, n. A small square of silk or linen, used in various ignoble offices about the face and especially serviceable at funerals to conceal the lack of tears
Brute, n. See HUSBAND