Continuing the everyday look at everyday objects through the camera lens…
Sometime in the future, an academic who has spent many years tucked away in a dusty eerie, researching the arcane and equally dusty corners of the English Language (etymology division) will have a Eureka moment.
She (or possibly he) will leap up from her (or possibly his) texts and will shout ‘I have found it!’
‘You have found what dear?’ Her (or possibly his) wife (or possibly husband or, LTLP*, or even wife anyway because who cares?) would respond.
‘i have found the precise moment in time that an idiot began using the made up word’ hydrate in all its forms.
I do not hydrate; it’s a load of old nonsense.
I do, though, drink.
At work I drink about five pints a day. And another couple of pints at home is the evening.
No, not the vegetable.
My, how my life has changed