Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Surf and camp -- obsolete words by today's standards

In the all-out assault on good words (Bush, of course, being the most conspicuous casualty), surf and camp now have bitten the dust. Surfing, which once depicted riding an ocean wave on a board, now can be accomplished in a tiny cubicle looking at a computer screen, doing any number of other things simultaneously. And camping once had to be done in the woods, or at least outside. Now any tedious lesson imposed in the summer is a camp. There is a video-game creating camp.

Pretty soon nobody will know what anybody is talking about

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