March 08 2002
Today's Golden Oldie is from 10 years ago this month, in March 2002. For some reason this cartoon reminds me of a conversation with an old friend, now sadly departed. His name was Alex Berlyne. Alex, an Israeli Jew from the U.K. explained that because I had grown up in America I thought of certain situations as being "Problems", while British English had the alternate "Trouble". Alex maintained that speaking about the "Troubles" in Ireland, was descriptive of bad stuff going on, while my American use of the word "Problem" implied the exsistence of a solution.