I got all excited about “Super Tuesday” yesterday—but even as I was getting all hyped up, I thought that “Super Tuesday” sounded hokey, dated, and so 80s. This was confirmed by none other than the true oracle of our age, Google.
I won’t explain what an Ngram is because I can’t, but suffice to say that it tracks a phrase’s popularity over time. So, you can see that according to the oracle, “Super Tuesday” as a phrase is, in a word, kaput.
And yet, this morning, that passe phrase was on everyone’s lips, even those obscured by surgical masks. So, the way I look at it, it’s “Super Tuesday,” not Joe Biden, who is the real “comeback kid” of last night’s primaries.
Who knows, maybe Boom Boxes,
and Rubik’s Cubes are next.
Yours in good humor,