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Cynical Definitions

n. A means of building a column of wit without a capital of sense.

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n. The speech of one who utters with his tongue what he thinks with his ear, and feels the pride of a creator in accomplishing the feat of a parrot.

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n. The grunt of the human hog.

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Cynical Quotations

Slang is a deliberate invention by professional smart-aleks, college boys, reporters, newspaper men, and other dubious characters.

— H.L. Mencken

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