Tuesday, January 27, 2015


I LOVE words!  I think language is the best part of being a human.  There's nothing as good as taking a new word and rolling it around the inside of my mouth and feeling how it tastes.

Todays word;
Agerasia (A-jer-a-sia)
Appearing youthful despite having lived a long life.

"You haven't aged a bit!"
"She hides her age well!"

 Upon searching through several dictionary websites, I cannot find any further origin or etymology.

But examples shouldn't be hard to find!

Who remembers Dick Clark?  He started hosting the TV show American Bandstand  when he was a very young man.  He looked like a teenage, himself.  And for years...and years...and years...and years(!) he never seemed to change!  He just got older on the inside and kept looking like a teenager on the outside.

Classic English literature brings us the tale of Dorian Gray, who had a painting of himself in his attic that aged while he remained youthful.

I was married when I was 18, but I looked like I was 14.  That was pretty cool!  But now I'm just a middle aged momma and I've caught up with myself.  No more agerasia for me!

See?  Pretty much, just his hair changed!

What's your favorite word this week?


Sylvia said...

oh yes, as a teenager I watched American Bandstand every day. I married at 18 also, been 51 years to same man. I have caught up with my age also. I would say my word is "Blessed"

Maureen @ Josephina Ballerina said...

Jeremiad. But Dick never did that, I bet. Hence, his youthfulness perhaps.

Stephanie said...

What a great word, Judy! I hope I age well... My Grandma Betty always looked at least 20 years younger - hopefully I take after her :)

Hugs to you!

Ida said...

I had that problem when I was younger as well. I still do to some extent but not as much. It's a good thing to look youthful.