ALT-: a fairly new prefix meaning “alternate”


When reading the Arts section of the Times I came across a term relating to a new comedy emphasis called alt-comedy.   I read on, expecting the term to be defined for me, but nothing in the following paragraphs gave me a clue as to what the word meant. It took some research, but eventually I […]

THE “F” WORD: no longer restricted to locker room conversation

I don’t think of myself as a prude.   Granted, I do represent a generation in which ballroom dancing, etiquette classes, and other demonstrations of a more “straight-laced” society prevailed.   I still open doors for women, give up my seat when appropriate, and walk on the outside of the sidewalk when my wife is with me.  […]