A lady told me today that some famous linguist said that English is a senescing language because no one writes well anymore. People use stupid, made up words like brainstorm and frugulista and no one understands how to construct a proper sentence. She said that soon English will be entirely replaced by an internet language that’s full of acronyms, abbreviations, and emoticons. I must have looked confused, because she then defined senescence for me.
Truth is, I already knew what senescence means because of the Freaky Friday remake starring Lindsay Lohan and Jamie Lee Curtis.
One of the movie’s plot lines is that Jamie Lee Curtis’ character has written a book with the word senescence in the title and, when she and Lindsay switch bodies, Lindsay is forced to do an interview about the book during which she figures out what senescence means. Hilarity ensues or should I say LOL!