Where the Buffalos 'Ome

Thomas Mennella1 has noted the ever-increasing use of "ome" as a suffix. He did not indicate that many people believe that a popular song begins, "'Ome, 'ome on the range." Moreover, as a young student he is unaware of the approaching omic doom. Many seniors experience this final indignity--the old folk's 'ome.

Ronald Bentley
Professor Emeritus
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, Pa.

1. T. Mennella, "The out-of-hand omnipresent ome," The Scientist, 17[12]:52, June 16, 2003.

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