O.B.E. 1. Objects of the British Empire. 2. Order of the Blue ELEPHANT. 3. Observation Balloon Erector.
O.M. On the Make. (Lots of politicians get these letters.)
OASIS n. a futile spot in a desert.
OBITER DICTUM n. Oh, bitter saying!
OBLIVIOUS adj. without a liver.
OBOE n. an American tramp.
OCTOGENARIAN n. 1. a person with eight toes. 2. someone who studies octogens. 3. one who has lived for eight generations. 4. one born in October. 5. one who feeds OCTOPUSES.
OCTOPUS n. 1. a cat with eight sides. 2. a person who hopes for the best. Cf. OPTIMIST.
ODDITY n. an epic poem by Homer. See also, IDIOCY.
OEDIPUS COMPLEX n. liking your mother as if she were a normal woman.
OMELETTE n. 1. a charm which is worn around the neck. 2. a play by Shakespeare.
OMINOUS adj. 1. power to be all-present. 2. power to eat everything.
ONEROUSLY adv. by oneself.
OPTIMIST n. 1. a man who looks after your eyes. 2. a woman who MARRIES two husbands. Ant. — PESSIMIST. Cf. OCTOPUSES.
ORNITHOLOGY n. the study of ornies.
ORTHODOXY n. when you don’t think for yourself.
OVERDRAFT n. when the BANKER gets wind of your condition.
OXYGEN n. 1. the stuff of which oxo is made. 2. the plural of ox.