Dr Johnson's Dictionary of Modern Life: Survey, Definition & Justify'd Lampoonery of Divers Contemporary Phenomena, from Top Gear unto Twitter

Dr Johnson's Dictionary of Modern Life: Survey, Definition & Justify'd Lampoonery of Divers Contemporary Phenomena, from Top Gear unto Twitter

Tom Morton


In 2009 Dr Samuel Johnson made a shock re-emergence from eighteenth century retirement and commenced Twittering. It proved the appropriate motor vehicle for his acerbic, aphoristic wit and he has quick develop into the darling of the location.

The father or mother calls him the 'greatest' factor on Twitter and the Telegraph dubs him its 'star'. Our gouty guy of letters reveals the fashionable global in a parlous country. it truly is peopled with fools like "Raisin-ey'd Tyrant Mister Nick GRIFFIN" and "BABOON-SLAYER, Fop, Macaroni, Dandy & Folderol, Mister AA Gill". His makes an attempt to barter a direction throughout the vagaries of contemporary existence don't fare good both - for example, on a visit to "Mister LIBERTY'S blast'd Haberdashery", upon discovering "all else clad as Lumber-Jacks, I left thwart'd & alone... unwilling to decorate as an unmanly Pastiche of Mister COBAIN."

In his Dictionary of recent Life, our gouty guy of letters takes a wickedly humorous examine all issues sleek. From best apparatus and the day-by-day Mail to Dubstep and famous person gigantic Brother, not anything escapes his sardonic gaze.

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