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More Entries From: The Parsons Dictionary of Often Used Words and Phrases

February 25, 2010

Job, n, do: Something people do instead of living to fill the hours between birth and death.

Occupation, n, do: A job with a nice title and maybe benefits, most likely acquired with the purchase of a college degree.

Writer, n, pr: One who writes. The stranger at every party. The strange smelly guy in the corner. The matriculated afterbirth of humanity. An unrepentant monster. A beast. A truth-teller. The town crier. The town oddball. The town drunk. A person physiologically unsuited for any job or occupation. The last of the wandering herd. The biggest and easiest target to hit.

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