Main Entry: cyn·icCaptious?
A professor in linguistics was giving a lecture and observed for the sake of his students, "In English, a double-negative implies a positive statement, while in Russian, the double-negative cancels itself out of meaning, implying a null-statement. However, in no language does a double-positive imply a negative.And apostic? This obscure word has both religious and nautical meanings, but the author coined it independently when he needed a nom d'Internet that expressed a sense of detachment. (From the Greek, the prefix apo, away from, followed by stat, to stand, with general ending ic, like or having the nature of) The full form, apostatic, is contracted to apos'tic.
Cyn-O-Mania (for those who live in cyn)
The American Cynic Newsletter Collected tidbits from elsewhere
The Cynic's Sanctuary Almost respectable
The Skeptic's Dictionary A skeptic is a cynic that knows what he's doing
More to come (yeah, right....)