Mercury (Hobart) - Magazine - - Up Front -

The mean­ing and us­age of words can change over time. For ex­am­ple, “silly” used to mean “blessed”. But some­times it would be bet­ter if we just stuck with the orig­i­nal def­i­ni­tion. As we wait to see if the world will dis­ap­pear in a mush­room cloud, it is worth not­ing “ex­plo­sion” orig­i­nally meant to send off by clap­ping or hiss­ing and came from the stage. If only we could do that to Don­ald Trump and Kim Jong-un, the world might feel like a much safer place.

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