Archive for March 4, 1997

i: Words Within Words (Reader Comments)

Dominus ("a careful user of constructions like `firefighter,' `letter carrier,' and `chairperson'") quite rightly points out that the "huperchild" joke has no basis in etymology; that is, the letters spelling "man" in "human" and the letters spelling "son" in "person" have no relation to the actual words "man" and "son." In other words, "human" and […]