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The Devil's Dictionary: The Skwib Updates: R

The Devil's UpdatesR

READING, n. The general body of what one reads. In our country it
consists, as a rule, of Indiana novels, short stories in “dialect” and
humor in slang.

We know by one’s reading
His learning and breeding;
By what draws his laughter
We know his Hereafter.
Read nothing, laugh never —
The Sphinx was less clever!
–Jupiter Muke

The Skwib Update:

READING, n. The general body of what one reads. In our time it consists, as a rule, of spreadsheets, packaging, and in the gifted, weblogs.