a legendary monster made up by the people of far-off wisconsin in a desperate attempt to convince people to go there and buy merchandise. clear parallels can be detected between the aliens supposedly seen in roswell, new mexico; mothman in parts of west virginia; and leonardo dicaprio in hollywood.

in any case, supposedly the hodag looks a bit like someone added a lot of spikes and fangs to a bull.


the devils dictionary
A popular character in old Italian plays, who imitated with ludicrous incompetence the buffone, or clown, and was therefore the ape of an ape; for the clown himself imitated the serious characters of the play. The zany was progenitor to the specialist in humor, as we to-day have the unhappiness to know him. In the zany we see an example of creation; in the humorist, of transmission. Another excellent specimen of the modern zany is the curate, who apes the rector, who apes the bishop, who apes the archbishop, who apes the devil.
(also: The Devil's Dictionary)


the devils dictionary
A play representing life in another world, whose inhabitants have no speech but song, no motions but gestures and no postures but attitudes. All acting is simulation, and the word simulation is from simia, an ape; but in opera the actor takes for his model Simia audibilis (or Pithecanthropos stentor) — the ape that howls.

The actor apes a man — at least in shape;
The opera performer apes an ape.
(also: the devil's dictionary)


tome of magnus
A mini (Short for miniature) is a, you guessed it, miniature model of something.
Many companies, like GamesWorkshop, sell these toys for games, such as Warhammer or DnD. Alternatively they might be just display pieces, like ships in bottles.
They might require assembly and even painting.

(also: Warhammer)
(also: DnD)
(also: Nerd)


individuals who identify as writing, verbally reciting, or expressing poetry in any form. Some poets are aware they are poets, and pass away long before society accepts them as such. Other poets are active (and known) in the poetry community during their time alive. Poets may use additional mediums to share and illustrate their poetry, such as music, or writing, even though some simply memorize and recite their poems. One of the most famous poems, historically, is almost certainly the inscription on the pillar of allahabad; more prominently known as the allahabad prahsasti, in academic circles. This inscription is in an ancient language known as Sanskrit, and praises the ruler of the time, Samudragupta. It also chronicles and lists the ruler's military and political achievements. bards are also often considered kin to poets, and one can be the other, in different cultural settings.

(also: bard)
(also: art)


a person who uses their great wealth to purchase virtuousness, which is contractually obligated to be mentioned titularly in any articles about scandals or atrocities.


the devils dictionary
The pig's reply to proponents of porcophagy.

Moses Mendelssohn having fallen ill sent for a Christian physician, who at once diagnosed the philosopher's disorder as trichinosis, but tactfully gave it another name. "You need an immediate change of diet," he said; "you must eat six ounces of pork every other day."

"Pork?" shrieked the patient — "pork? Nothing shall induce me to touch it!"

"Do you mean that?" the doctor gravely asked.

"I swear it!"

"Good! — then I will undertake to cure you."
(also: The Devil's Dictionary)

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