From time to time, readers have asked about expressions that go in and out of vogue.
Imagine, 1,000 years from now, people studying our culture and wondering if:
"This guy was so cool..." meant that some people, due to atmospheric conditions, say sociologists, had lower body temperatures.
We've had a few chuckles with, "wicked good" in New England.
There are statements, that is, ideas expressed by words, which in some generations were considered to be wise when applied to life. Some have been considered wise (the theme, at least) for hundreds and hundreds of years, but suddenly (or so it seems) an idea, belief (expressed as statement) is not only discarded, but the very opposite is considered 'best', particularly for children.
What do you make of the following quote?
What has time done to it?
Why is the antitheses so popular today?
"Humility is not thinking less of ourselves; it is thinking of ourselves less."- C.S. Lewis