Sign In | Create an Account | Welcome, . My Account | Logout | Subscribe | Submit News | All Access e-Edition | Home RSS
 
 
 

Retronyms

April 5, 2014
Gary Lester , Times Observer

For decades, if not centuries, there were watches. Then came digital watches so there had to be a way to distinguish them; you couldn't have "watches" and "digital watches". "Regular" watches must have seemed lame so someone came up with "analog watches." The same thing happened with guitars. When electric guitars came along and "regular guitars" didn't cut it, someone came up with "acoustic guitars."

 
 

 

I am looking for:
in:
News, Blogs & Events Web