Here is the latest post from our fearless world traveler.
It’s about a bazillion degrees Fahrenheit in my neck of the woods, so here is a photo of the traveler, looking a bit like Kevin Youkilis, jumping into what he calls a “dope waterfall”:
“Dope”, for you old fogeys in the audience, means something like “amazing” or “extraordinary”. (Comparative “doper,” superlative “dopest.”) I recall when my kids taught me the word “sick,” with approximately the same meaning. At some point “sick” wasn’t intense enough, and I was introduced to the word “ill”, meaning “really sick.” But even old fogeys know these words nowadays. Thus the language evolves.