The Devil's Dictionary 台灣的版本似乎從日譯本轉譯
- MENDACIOUS, adj.
- Addicted to rhetoric.
- Lying; untruthful: a mendacious child.
- False; untrue: a mendacious statement. See synonyms at dishonest.
[From Latin mendācium, lie, from mendāx, mendāc-, mendacious.]
- MIND, n.
- A mysterious form of matter secreted by the brain. Its chief activity consists in the endeavor to ascertain its own nature, the futility of the attempt being due to the fact that it has nothing but itself to know itself with. From the Latin mens, a fact unknown to that honest shoe-seller, who, observing that his learned competitor over the way had displayed the motto "Mens conscia recti," emblazoned his own front with the words "Men's, women's and children's conscia recti."