The Devil’s Dictionary

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In neobosita lor cautare prin meandrele culturii, colaboratorii de la biroul de traduceri documente legalizate Craiova au dat peste o lucrare care i-a uns pe suflet prin savoarea ei. A fost scrisa de Ambrose Bierce si se intituleaza The Unabridged Devil’s Dictionary si, desi este aparuta la inceputul secolului al XX-lea isi pastreaza prospetimea si azi. Ideea sa e simpla: contine definitii umoristice si caustice ale unor concepte pe care oamenii le vehiculeaza zi de zi. Ca sa va convinga sa cititi aceasta carte deosebita, traducatorii de documente legalizate Craiova s-au gandit sa va ofere cateva mostre:

Love, n. A temporary insanity curable by marriage/ Dragoste, subst. O nebunie temporara, vindecabila prin casatorie.

Quotation, n: The act of repeating erroneously the words of another/ Citare, subst. Actiunea de repeta in mod eronat vorbele altuia (gluma meta-textuala din partea traducatorilor de documente supralegalizate Craiova)

Corporation, n. An ingenious device for obtaining individual profit without individual responsibility/ Corporatie, subst. Un mecanism ingenios de a obtine profit individual fara responsabilitate individuala.

Homicide, n. The slaying of one human being by another. There are four kinds of homicide: felonious, excusable, justifiable, and praiseworthy, but it makes no great difference to the person slain whether he fell by one kind or another – the classification is for advantage of the lawyers/ Omucidere, subst. Uciderea unei fiinte umane de catre alta. Exista patru feluri de omucidere: miseleasca, scuzabila, justificabila si laudabila, dar nu conteaza prea mult pentru cel ucis – clasificarea e doar in folosul avocatilor.

Infidel, n. In New York, one who does not believe in the Christian religion; in Constantinople, one who does/ Necredincios, subst. In New York, o persoana care nu crede in religia crestina; in Constantinopol, cineva care o face.

Future, n. That period of time in which our affairs prosper, our friends are true and our happiness is assured/ Viitor, subst. Acea perioada de timp in care afacerile vor prospera, prietenii vor fi sinceri si fericirea asigurata.

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