From the Same Source As Before

I’m sorry to bug everybody but I have to alleviate my BP that always goes through the roof when I encounter any kind of xenophobia, so I’ll blog until I feel better.

From the same source that inspired my previous post (I checked and this weird Twitterer is called Overt Dictionary): “Unemployment: an act which will eventually result in starvation, because raw physical hunger is used to discipline the deviant individual.”

Way to go beating down on the unemployed, Overt Dictionary. Just in case they don’t feel bad enough as it is, here you are to make their predicament sound even worse.

Who comes up with these ridiculous definitions, I wonder?

7 thoughts on “From the Same Source As Before”

  1. Looks like a painfully unfunny imitation of Samuel Johnson’s ‘Dictionary of the English Language’ or Ambrose Bierce’s ‘Devil’s Dictionary’.

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  2. Mm, I read that as agreeing with you. By defining it as a punishment and then pointing out the ridiculous consequences, the poster seems to be implying ironically that we *shouldn’t* use hunger to punish the unemployed.

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  3. Yes, because we know that unemployed people are in imminent danger of starving to death, like *billions* of people do every day whenever anyone wins the lottery. It’s ridiculous because it doesn’t actually happen that people in the industrialized world starve to death after they lose their jobs.

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