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by Ambrose Bierce
MONKEY
MONSIGNOR

MONOSYLLABIC

-adj.

Composed of words of one syllable, for literary babes who never tire of testifying their delight in the vapid compound by appropriate googoogling. The words are commonly Saxon - that is to say, words of a barbarous people destitute of ideas and incapable of any but the most elementary sentiments and emotions.

   The man who writes in Saxon
Is the man to use an ax on

- Judibras