Date: Mon, 13 Dec 1993 16:58:04 CST From: "Donald M. Lance" 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? DMLance