Questions tagged [h-l-mencken]

Questions about the works of the American journalist, essayist and satirist Henry Louis Mencken ( 1880–1956) or his life as a writer. His books include 'The American Language' (1919) and 'Treatise on the Gods' (1930).

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Meaning of H. L. Mencken quote "One horse-laugh is worth ten thousand syllogisms"

H. L. Mencken quoted One horse-laugh is worth ten thousand syllogisms. The other half of it is It is not only more effective; it is also vastly more intelligent." Is that an idiom? What does ...