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Amoeba’s Lorica: Diabolical Lexicographer (Friend)

FRIEND, n. Fiend, misspelled and misinterpreted, usually until well after it is too late. FRIENDSHIP: toxic contract in which it is agreed that one or more existential but personally inconvenient facts are to be ignored, nay actively denied, for the … Continue reading

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Dude and Dude: Honestific

“Dude?” “What’cha got, dude? An’ is there a cure fer it?” “Ha. Ha ha. Ha. Here, dude, lemme thaw out yer COVID shot fer ya.” “Riiiight, dude. An’ when they hauls ya afore tha judge, what’re ya gonna say, yeah?” “That’s … Continue reading

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He and She: Negated Negative

He: “Um … sweetheart?” She: “Yes, love?” He: “Did you bring the dog?” She: “The … dog?” He: “You know, the dog. Say ‘yes’.” She: “What dog?” He: “The cat then.” She: “I’ve been asking for a cat or a … Continue reading

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