My latest word obsession is to create a term to describe folks like myself and many of you who are over 65 but uncomfortable with the terms “senior” or “elderly.”
Surprisingly, the near universality of recognition for parents is almost matched by the similarity many languages have for these two words.
Not everyone appreciated the bard’s puns.
If you are a reticent punster, be aware that you represent the not-so-silent majority.
According to biologists, most species that have ever existed are extinct. Likewise, words are organic; they are born, have lives and often disappear, albeit not at the catastrophic level of species. They don’t actually die,…