Thursday, 29 March 2012

Devil's Dictionary

(This entry is a coursework task for Week 11 of the CertICT course run by The Consultants-E).  Course participants must define a job title according to two dictionaries, one serious and one satirical.  In the comments section, other participants will then guess what job has been described.

The Merriam-Webster definition of my word is a practitioner of "a system of medical practice that treats a disease especially by the administration of minute doses of a remedy that would in larger amounts produce in healthy persons symptoms similar to those of the disease" - easy! 

The Devil's Dictionary definition is "The humorist of the medical profession."

 Guess who!


  1. homeopath, but then I cheated. I would never have got this from the definitions. I used to do cryptic crosswords but I find these days that German had deleted a lot of those daft links that you need to do this kind of thing.

  2. Alison, you beat me to it!

  3. Cheats don't win... the honours are all yours Will