Date: Mon, 13 Dec 1993 16:58:04 CST
From: "Donald M. Lance" ENGDL[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MIZZOU1.BITNET
Subject: Re: Ages and Centuries
Is/was the 20th century more modern for now than the 19th was for then?
Eventually our century will not be considered modern.
Aside: A family friend from long ago (1940s) was given to hypercorrection.
When she was waxing wise about all the good things of our era she intoned
m-o-d-r-e-n will full confidence. Given other things she said, I'd say
this wasn't metathesis. Has anyone else heard this form?