ARCHETYPE [AHR-ki-tahyp] : an ideal, or typical example

It would probably embarrass him to be known as such, but the fact is that Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States, has become an archetype of the role.   That is to say, Lincoln is the President against whom  the succeeding Presidents have been compared.  It doesn’t matter which political party  the President […]

DOPPELGANGER: ghost-like apparition of one’s “other self”

In common parlance a doppelganger is a person who is so identical in looks to another person (think Tina Fey/Sarah Palin) that it is uncanny.   I have a friend  who looks so much like me that we are frequently confused by people.  We both go to the same coffee shop so it happens all the […]