19 September 2009

Today's word is burden



You can’t argue with democracy: Burden won last Sunday’s lexical face-off with a cumbersome 76% of votes to pocket’s 12%, meaning it’s the former that’s officially added to the dictionary today. What lessons can we take from this? Well, you apparently prefer vicious humour over vulgar, cruelty to crassness, and swearing definitely isn’t the way to go. How highbrow... I’m impressed!

There’s no pleasing 5% of people, who didn’t care for either of the suggested definitions. Meanwhile, another 5% put down their box-cutters long enough to point out that they were too busy cutting themselves to care. Now that’s dedication. Keep up the good work, self-harmers... Someone’s just bound to notice you soon! Thanks to everyone who voted. Regular dictionary service resumes tomorrow.

7 comments:

Naveen kumar said...

interesting ..

Korka said...

Hi Ross.

I just found this blog and laughed hard.

I'm sorry if you've been asked this many times before, but where did you get the illustrations? I'm totally in love with them.

Thanks,

Korka.
http://korkaart.wordpress.com/

Ross Horsley said...

Hi Korka: The illustrations are scanned in from old children's books... I wish I could actually draw them, but alas!

angelsandurchinsblog said...

Sorry to be a BURDEN, but where is this fabulous, laugh-so-hard-I'll-piss-in-my-pocket dictionary located? We are an old little blog and technology often defeats us.

Aline said...

The illustrations are actually from children's books? It does make everything even more perverted...

Ross Horsley said...

I just mean the site itself, angelsandurchins, whenever I talk about "the dictionary". At least, for the moment! ;-)

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