Not the very end. Perhaps a summary, a wind-up, but not a conclusion. Not yet.
The end of days. Those days. Latter days.
xenophobia noun, mass noun: intense or irrational dislike or fear of people from other countries. racism and xenophobia are steadily growing in Europe
But not only in Europe. I bet a lot of people never even heard the word, let alone knew what it meant, before Trump. We'll see what happens in 2018.
yabber verb [ no obj.: informal chatter. What's he yabbering about? ORIGIN probably from Wuywurung (an Aboriginal language).
Spel-Chek doesn't like that one. It keeps trying to change it to jabber. More like Twitter, I think, the way Twitter is being used these days. We'll see what happens in 2018.
Z - doesn't exist in one family any more, and maybe not for a lot of us. Sue Grafton, the author of the A-to-Z detective stories, died this week at the age of 77. Her last book was Y is for Yesterday.
I found this in a recent letter she wrote to her fans when Y was published:
"Y IS FOR… is slated for publication in the fall of 2017 with Z IS FOR ZERO following in the fall of 2019. Many of you are asking (some quite plaintively) what I intend to do when I get to ‘the end’ of the alphabet. I’ve been consistent in my response which is “no clue.” I want to see what kind of shape I’m in mentally and physically. I don’t want to keep on writing if the juice is gone. These novels about Ms. Millhone take incredible focus, ingenuity, energy, and imagination. If I have the wherewithal, I may write a Kinsey Millhone stand-alone or two. If I feel I’ve lost my touch, I’ll retire with grace."
R I P
Tomorrow is another year.