Enjoy this selection of satirical definitions I’ve emailed over the last several months to readers with enough of a sense of humor to register for my trenchantly funny (according to the unlobotomized anyway) Devilishly Clever Word of the Day.
alternative medicine: (n.) any of various highly effective treatment options that give patients an alternative to misdiagnosis and mistreatment.
bipolar: (adj.) term to describe the mental state of those delusional enough to have faith in any bipartisan political system.
candy: (n.) bioweapon in colorful packaging directed primarily at children and childish adults.
devolve: (v.) to take an imperfect situation and make it imperfecter.
enlistee: (n.) dumbass.
false hope: (n.) delusion that it is possible—given the current crop of Americans—to make America great again.
grain fart: (n.) forgetting that GMO wheat is really, really bad for you.
Independence Day (July 4th): (n.) wake me up whenever this holiday has anything to do with freedom again.
libtard: (n.) opposite of a conservaturd.
opioid: (n.) newspaper column used to brainwash the public into subservience to tyranny through politically correct propaganda.
patriotic doodie: (n.) BS our psychopathic leaders tell us we must do.
negative benefit: (n.) pharmaceutical euphemism for side effect.
thought crime: (n.) act of thinking anything resembling the truth these days.
The Devilishly Clever Word of the Day was inspired by my award-winning book of satire for the awake and awakening, THE ANGEL’S DICTIONARY, which won the 2017 National Indie Excellence Award for Humor.
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“Irreverent in its honesty and take-no-prisoners approach, THE ANGEL’S DICTIONARY: A SPIRITED GLOSSARY FOR THE LITTLE DEVIL IN YOU is an honest appraisal of words in terms of today’s sensibilities. Sol Luckman has picked up where writers like Mark Twain and Ambrose Bierce left off over a century ago, identifying new associations for words and phrases to match what they really represent today […] They say many a true word is spoken in jest, and perhaps Luckman’s humor is a well-timed wake-up call to be heeded while we still have time to ask important questions.” Readers’ Favorite
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“THE ANGEL’S DICTIONARY is a sardonic antidote to the trite and asinine slogans and catchphrases—the basic language—of Big Brother’s thought-control system. On one level, it’s light and witty comic relief, and beyond the playful satire, it is scathingly accurate! If you’re in need of some conscious, fun, and thought-provoking wordplay then you might start with THE ANGEL’S DICTIONARY. Warning: reader may experience symptoms of higher consciousness, greater clarity, and general merriment.” Brendan D. Murphy
“I’ve never had so many belly laughs in my entire life. [This book] is absolutely witty, ‘spot on’ and I LOVE IT … THE ANGEL’S DICTIONARY (Devilish as it may be) adds a quality of ‘lightness’ in bringing about such laughter. I do sincerely feel we may each gain by experiencing more and more laughs in meeting the existing chaos.” Doris Moreau
From the Back Cover
In this knee-slapping dictionary for coming to terms with modern culture (or lack thereof), politics (so-called) and life (such as it is), award-winning author Sol Luckman (SNOOZE: A STORY OF AWAKENING) reinvigorates satire to prove that—though we might not be able to change the world—we can at least have a good laugh at it.
genetically modified organism (GMO): (n.) member of the public who has regularly consumed the biotech industry’s food products.
Taking a page from Ambrose Bierce’s scathing satirical masterpiece, THE DEVIL’S DICTIONARY, THE ANGEL’S DICTIONARY updates the genre to include blistering contemporary references and no small sampling of risqué humor to make adults giggle like mischievous teens.
entanglement: (n.) quantum physics term for when the sheets wrap around two bodies in space.
treason: (n.) crime against one’s country and its people punishable by reelection.
shadow side: (n.) self you encounter when you do not look in the mirror.
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Sol Luckman is a pioneering ink painter whose work has been featured on mainstream book covers and award-winning author whose books include the international bestselling CONSCIOUS HEALING and its bestselling sequel, POTENTIATE YOUR DNA. His visionary novel, SNOOZE: A STORY OF AWAKENING, winner of the 2015 National Indie Excellence Award for New Age Fiction, is the coming-of-age tale of one extraordinary boy’s awakening to the world-changing reality of his dreams. Sol’s latest book, THE ANGEL’S DICTIONARY: A SPIRITED GLOSSARY FOR THE LITTLE DEVIL IN YOU, winner of the 2017 National Indie Excellence Award for Humor, reinvigorates satire to prove that—though we might not be able to change the world—we can at least have a good laugh at it. Then again, maybe laughter can transform the world! Learn more about Sol’s art and writing at www.CrowRising.com.