The Devil’s Dictionary
After two-and-a-half years, I’ve decided that it’s time to retire the “Yes, Minister/Yes, Prime Minister” posts. I think that there’s nothing left to mine from that series. Don’t fret though–I’m going to start using quotes from “The Devil’s Dictionary” by Ambrose Bierce. (If you’ve never read this, you should.) So let’s start with an obvious one:
LAWYER, n. One skilled in circumvention of the law.