Senior Times reader Shirley Skeans Newell asks, “Can you give me your interpretation of the word “triangulation”? Yes, there is the old geometric definition but in psychiatric circles nowadays, it has interpretations. It can signify gossip as in two people talking about a third person or it is a situation […]
Articles written by: Howard Richler
It is fitting that the phrase “We all make his praise” is an anagram of William Shakespeare.
The language of politics has borrowed from other disciplines.
Writing for The Senior Times for the last ten years has given me an opportunity to explore some of my favourite language themes.
What qualifies as a word lexicographically has always been problematic.
Please refrain from sexting while twerking. While it might be hyphy, fo’ shizzle it is both jank and meh.
We find in the works of great writers such as Shakespeare, Milton, and Dante many allusions to Greek mythology. This pattern continues into the early part of the 20th century in the writings of Joyce as well as in the terms Freud borrowed such as Eros, and the Oedipus complex. […]
Thanks to the efforts of American Ann Jarvis, Mother’s Day began as a way of honouring the sacrifices Mothers made for their children.
Austerity — a much despised term. Judging by the manner the word is ejaculated by some people, you’d get the impression ‘austerity’ represents a form of financial waterboarding.
The time is ripe to take stock of the western world’s debt to the Persian language.