Yes, I know. In the last Homer story, I spelled that out many times, that it was taking place during the Pleistocene Epoch. But in this setting and characters, I thought “era” was more natural and believable for her to say. Besides, as you noted, epoch is a geological term. It was also an era for humans.
I would agree with you if that’s what the cartoon was about, but it isn’t. It’s about a BA degree, regardless of the age one gets it.
Now get off my lawn!
" It’s interesting that people tend to focus on how this problem (which is very specifically a female problem) affects men."
Which is the crux of the joke, the overreaction by men.
Ok…here from Dictionary.com:
adjective, comparative of far, with furthest as superlative.more distant or remote; farther:The map shows it to be further than I thought.
Consult your local dictionary.
fur·ther | ˈfərT͟Hər |adverb (also farther | ˈfärT͟Hər | )1 at, to, or by a greater distance (used to indicate the extent to which one thing or person is or becomes distant from another).
Let me put it this way…if it was grammatically incorrect and didn’t make sense, my editors would have caught it and corrected it. They’re very good at catching little things like that.
Quite a lot. Memoir is very big in publishing right now…not to be confused with autobiography, which different from memoir.
Memoir is a category of writing, like fiction. So just as one says “writing fiction”, it applies to writing memoir as well.
Ok, you know that’s the crux of the whole cartoon, right?