For years here at Adventures in Irony, I gleefully held to a word target of 666 each week. Just for the giggles. That ended when these columns started being too short during layout. The editor said, “Hey, your columns are shrinking! Send a few extra words.”
I’ve finally figured out what’s caused the shrinkage. No, it wasn’t the cold weather (haha, very funny). It was Trump’s fault.
I’m serious! What I’ve realized was, ever since Trump has dominated the news, even before he was elected, the lengths of the individual words in these writings have on average decreased.