Tuesday, November 09, 2004

Dictionary of Fashionable Nonsense

One of the features of our modern era seems to be the proliferation of fashionable nonsense. The Dictionary of Fashionable Nonsense is a wonderfully ironic dictionary which pokes fun at just about every fashionable idea you can imagine, eg Feng Shui, pilates, Naomi Campbell, Pop Idol, chaos theory, and postmodernism. The list is endless. Here's the definition of opinion: Everything. Often confused, by pre-postmodern people, with entities like truth, reality, the world. 'That's just your opinion,' is the approved rebuke in such cases.

And here is the entry for fanatic: Someone who strongly believes something I don't believe.

If you'd like a "serious" laugh with a bit of meat then this book could be for you.

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