The Devil’s Dictionary is a collection of satirical aphorisms, first published as newpaper items and then as a satirical reference work in 1911. It is one of the greatest works of American satire.
A malevolent literary device for cramping the growth of a language and making it hard and inelastic. This dictionary, however, is a most useful work.
This version publishes the full text for iPad and iPhone. The text is searchable and cross referenced. A random entry will be selected when the iPhone or iPad is shaken (or at the press of a button).
An invention of the devil which abrogates some of the advantages of making a disagreeable person keep his distance.