Saturday, May 27, 2017
Devil's dictionary: Internet
It's already time for another session of Devil's Dictionary, with all due respect to Ambrose Bierce, and let's note how clever the phrase "With all due respect" is. Here, we'll do a Devil's Dictionary of it:
With all due respect:
Just the amount of respect someone deserves without saying just how much that is.
Today's Devil Dictionary terms are Internet ones. If anything needs an updated interpretation of terms it is surely those of the Internet!
Exactly what you were looking for until you realize it hasn't been updated since 2008.
An overly complicated place to look at pictures of pets.
A magical, always available, all-powerful librarian with the judgement and subtlety of a brick.
Where all voices cancel each other out.
An online compendium of knowledge everyone is supposed to approach skeptically, but no one does.
A crude webpage used by early humans and confused businesses.