Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Word Inflation

One of Earle's favorite comments was:

"The first fifty years are the hardest."

But I first encountered word inflation, not through Victor Borge's twoderful skit, but when Earle turned 45. Overnight the comment grew:

"The first hundred years are the hardest."

Now is Dum Luk's time. About 11 am PST visitor number 10,000 (according to Sitemeter) came calling from Princeton, New Jersey, in quest of portable beehive ovens.

So now all of you kind readers are "among the lucky first twenty thousand".


  1. Let's leave it at "the first fifty years." That gives me great hope. My first year over that hump hasn't been a bed of roses either but this may owe to inertia or latency. Great days are coming!

  2. Blessings upon you, and may you live -- fully and well -- to your statutory hundred and thirty.