Monday, January 22, 2007
PUTTING 'V i c t o r y' OUT OF ITS MISERY
The word “victory” needs to be struck straight away from American dictionaries. According to the highest authority in the land, His Highness, G. Dubya Bushy, no such word exists. Or at least one might suspect as such, considering Bushy’s refusal to define the word the thousand or so times he’s been asked.
How can a word hold its head up without a definition? A word minus its meaning just takes up space in our dictionaries. It knows it's not carrying its fair share. And it makes American dictionaries look bad. You have 50,000 words all nicely defined, and then a string of letters (‘v i c t o r y’) marches out -- with nothing behind it?
How embarrassing for ‘victory’! It just sits there shivering in humiliation and shame, poor thing, a pitiful outcast in a land of 50,000 other words, all handsomely described, defined, and definitively delineated. Let’s pitch poor ‘v i c t o r y’ and put it out of its misery.
Thnx to wazari for the foto