If you were writing a book, after tens of thousands of words, possibly over a hundred words, would you care what would be your last word? And if you did, what would it be? Or perhaps, more realistically, what wouldn’t it be? Or maybe what wouldn’t it be along the lines of? I would never have cared before today, because I had never thought of it. However, I got an unintended prompt a few days ago that, from now on, I will commit to caring.
Unlike many people I know, quite possibly most people I know, I don’t have a single or fractional tattoo on my body. The latter would be for people who either changed their minds part way through or maybe ran out of money. I only know of one such person, but I’m neither saying who it is, nor why they didn’t complete it. I only include them because if I did the actual counting, they may tip the balance between whether it’s many people I know that have tattoos, or most people I know that have tattoos. As for me, I have no tattoo, despite possibly having the greatest percentage of skin surface area able to support a tattoo among anyone I know, women included, while still having a full head of hair and no wrinkles. I am that smooth and, um, dermy?
Most people know the term paparazzi in English. They are are independent photographers who take pictures of high-profile people, such as athletes, entertainers, politicians, and other celebrities, typically while subjects go about their usual life routines, often with intent to sell their photographs to media outlets focusing on tabloid journalism and sensationalism, such as gossip magazines [paraphrased from Wikipedia].
Semi-perishables (n.) – food that perishes but which’s edible lifespan can be extended beyond the typical period of two weeks of perishables.
[semi-perishable is adjective]
The conversational definition would be “food that can last more than 2 weeks if taken care of, but is perishable”.
I’ve been stocking up on a lot of food so far this calendar year due to some massive sales I found of non-perishables I know I will be consuming. Along the way, I also came across savings on food that lasts, or can last, a fair amount of time if taken care of properly or on its own. Examples of the former would be meats in the freezer, and an example of the latter would be soy milk which tends to have a two month best before date. To describe these foods, I came up with the term semi-perishables, to include in descriptions of stuff I stocked up on this year.
As of now, I have enough of some semi-perishables stocked up to last me till spring, so they weren’t a negligible part of the conversation. 🙂