Over here Nige notes some of the Ps from that wicked work, Ambrose Bierce’s The Devil’s Dictionary.
Here’s one Nige didn’t mention:
Predicament: The wage of consistency.
Concise, insightful and brilliant. I suspect that consistency might be greatly overrated as a virtue. Consistency, after all, is why free speech champions always find themselves in such predicaments as defending scumbags like the BNP. Fortunately I’m becoming consistently less consistent with every passing day.