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What would you get if you married Ambrose Bierce's Devil's Dictionary

CYNIC, n.

A blackguard whose faulty vision sees things as they are, not as they ought to be. Hence the custom among the Scythians of plucking out a cynic's eyes to improve his vision.

…with the engineering adage Murphy's Law

If there's more than one possible outcome of a job or task, and one of those outcomes will result in disaster or an undesirable consequence, then somebody will do it that way.

…?

Murphy's Dictionary: an ongoing series of definitions of what words really mean on a typical development project.

Posted on Saturday, November 15, 2008 5:32 PM Murphy's Dictionary | Back to top


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