Saturday, November 10, 2012


How spoiled are we by technology?

I had already packed my laptop computer to take with me and it was in my car.

Les and I were watching Alex Wagner on television and she said to Luke Russert, "You're my Doppelganger." Les asked, "Is that correct usage? Doesn't that mean they look alike?" I said, "Well, literally, in German, a Doppelganger is an apparition, but in common usage it's come to mean a double or a lookalike."

He said, "I'll look it up." I answered, "Oh, the computer is already in the car!"

Les said, wryly, "I think we STILL have a dictionary!"

How spoiled am I by technology when my first instinct was to run to the computer instead of to the trustworthy OED?

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