The Dumbbell's Dictionary HTML version
The man who tills a field with his own labor and then fences it off is a thief? Sounds
similar to the ravings of one or two other socialists I have read. And this, from the man
who decided to leave his children on the doorstep of an orphanage. He lied, even when he
knew that he was not telling the truth. He is a disgrace to the human species. In spite of,
or because of his many infirmities, he did leave us with this bit of truth, thus: „Falsehood
has an infinity of combinations, but truth has only one mode of being.’
Rubicon, n. River of no return that Obama has already crossed.
Ruff, ruff, v. What the little dog said after some terrible people sand-papered his butt.
Ruminant, n. I can’t help wondering whether they ruminate.
Rumpelstiltskin, n. Asked Rapunzel to let down her hair, and the rest is history. Rather
reminds me of Obama and the American Republic. Do we still have time?
Runnymede, n. Meadow in southeast England, site of King John’s acceptance in 1215 of
the Magna Carta, due to the noblemen’s getting tired of their beer having been watered
down, that is, runny mead.
Benjamin Rush, n. One of our underrated founders. Let’s try to redeem him with this.
„The only foundation for a useful education in a republic is to be laid in religion. Without
this, there can be no virtue, and without virtue there can be no liberty, and liberty is the
object and life of all republican governments.’
Russian History, n. One thousand years of political murder.
Russian Roulette, n. Exactly what you’re getting into if you have the intestinal fortitude
to establish a small business under the current state of America. Beware! If things
continue as they are, especially post 2012, you will have made a bad gamble.
Russians, n. Descended from both blond-haired Swedes and not so blond Mongols, is it
any wonder that they have had such a turbulent history?
Sabine Women, n. The rape of them did not constitute one of Republican Rome’s finest
Sages, n. Spices that go well with turkey stuffing.
Saint Anselm, n. Wonderful eleventh century Churchman that he was, he erred
enormously in his ontological proof of the existence of God. Why? Because his
syllogism, in its major premise, presupposed the conclusion. He possibly should have
paid more attention to Aristotle.
Saint Augustine, n. According to his „Confessions,’ he had been a very bad boy prior to
his conversion to Christianity in the fifth century A.D.
Saint Paul, n. He admonishes us to render unto Caesar that which is Caesar’s and to
render unto God that which is God’s. Under the present administration in Washington,
how, pray tell, to we even begin to understand the difference?
Salacious, adj. Being hopelessly in love with Sally.