26 июля 2012 08:40
A G Bierce Devil's Dictionary
FRIENDSHIP, n. A ship big enough to carry two in fair weather, but
only one in foul.
The sea was calm and the sky was blue;
Merrily, merrily sailed we two.
(High barometer maketh glad.)
On the tipsy ship, with a dreadful shout,
The tempest descended and we fell out.
(O the walking is nasty bad!)
Armit Huff Bettle
BACK, n. That part of your friend which it is your privilege to
contemplate in your adversity.
FRIENDLESS, adj. Having no favors to bestow. Destitute of fortune.
Addicted to utterance of truth and common sense.
ACQUAINTANCE, n. A person whom we know well enough to borrow from,
but not well enough to lend to. A degree of friendship called slight
when its object is poor or obscure, and intimate when he is rich or
strategic friendship default
Occurs when the debt owed from a friendly bet between two friends rises to an uncomfortable level causing one friend to cut ties with the other in lieu of paying up.
Robbie: "Did Justin ever make good on that golf wager you two made"
Randy: "Wouldn't know, he hasn't talked to me in weeks and he won't return my emails."
Robbie: "Sounds like you are the victim of a strategic friendship default."