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Almost-Old

Old is relative. You may have relatives that are older than you. But if you're still alive, you can't be that old. Still. (With medical advances that may change in the future.)

Things can be almost-old too. If you're like most people, almost all the stuff in your house is almost-old: not old enough to throw out (see almost-garbage) but old enough for you to be eyeing newer versions of the same thing when you pass them in the stores.

Ideas and ways of doing things can be almost-old. Few of us still use an open fire to cook food. Few of us ride a horse to work. Orators use a microphone now instead of yelling out their message.


Types/Categories:

2. Things that expire or decay: Existing animals and plants. Particular things. Ideas. (Humans. Trees. Clothes. Pyramids. Old ways.)

1. Things that have been almost-superseded: Things that can evolve into something better. (Species, inventions.)


Examples:

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Almost as old as the hills.


Links:

Almost-Old Comment
www.brookings.edu Medicare for the Almost-Old
www.daviesand.com Trees: almost old growth

 




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