October 2021 . . . .
Not At All Resembling a Rant
What do you do with a language that has the words compost, compute, compote, combust, combine, commune, and comport, wandering willy-nilly through sentences all at the same time? And along those same lines, dont get me started with comport, report, purport, transport, import, support, deport, and carport. My mom and I spend a lot of time on the telephone checking in on each other to make sure that were each OK in the time of Covid, and wonder about such things. You see, we lose words, from time to time. Shes 93 and comes by it naturally. It doesnt trouble her much; when shes telling me about someone she used to know back in the day, and suddenly she cant remember the name of the town where they met, or what it was that they did for a living. Well, I guess thats gone, she says to me, and I tell her not to worry that I put a pin in it for when she does remember. It happens to everyone.