Nowadays "Ye Olde" is pretty much just a ham-fisted way to make something sound old(e) and quaint. As it turns out, however, there's a pretty good reason for how this actually came about and it has to do with, more than anything else, printing. This video from MinutePhysics -- taking a day off to be MinuteLinguistics -- straightens the whole issue out. It's more interesting than you might think.
It’s not the first time over the last 6 seasons that Don has ordered an Old Fashioned. I am happy, however, that he still does. For a while there, the show was overrun with Seagram’s alcohol and Johnnie Walker. It just got hard to w... Read Post
It has recently occurred to me that email and text messaging are actually a quaint throwback to the good old days of interpersonal communication. Read Post