Strange Times 3

All of this talk about a pandemic made me want to know more about its definition. “Demic” (or deme or demos from Greek) is often defined as a district. When you add the prefix “epi,” we find definitions that refer to a disease affecting many people but, again, on a somewhat localized basis, affecting a region or community. By using the prefix “pan” instead of epi; however, the word now refers to a much larger geographical area – a country, a continent, or the world. The prefix “pan” comes from the Greek for “all,” so this use of pandemic to describe our current situation makes sense.

6 thoughts on “Strange Times 3”

    • I think:

      First person is from the perspective of the individual (ie: I or my)

      Second person is from the perspective of the receiver (ie: you or yours)

      Third person is from the perspective of the “other” (ie: he, she or their)

  1. There is a 2nd person actually –

    Second person is a point of view (how a story is told) where the narrator tells the story to another character using the word ‘you.


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