Betty White as a Unit of Measurement

On January 17 of next year, Betty White will turn 100 years old.

I was about to write "actress Betty White", but that seems like a wholly inadequate description. Betty White is not just an actress. It is best put that Betty White is Betty White in all fullness of the term; a Platonic ideal of Betty Whiteness.

As the world prepares to celebrate, writer Jelena Woehr would like to propose using Betty White as a unit of measurement. Specifically, a Betty White is a unit of time--a lifespan of incredible magnitude. A very long-lived person expresses that events that felt a long time ago were, from a different perspective, very recent. Read Woehr's thread here.

-via Kottke


Newest 3
Newest 3 Comments

I love Betty White. She and my mom were really close in age. My mom passed away last year at 99 the day before my birthday. I think she would still be here if her cat hadn't died a few weeks before she did. She always said she wanted the cat to go first.
Anyway, HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BETTY!!!
Abusive comment hidden. (Show it anyway.)
Login to comment.




Email This Post to a Friend
"Betty White as a Unit of Measurement"

Separate multiple emails with a comma. Limit 5.

 

Success! Your email has been sent!

close window
X

This website uses cookies.

This website uses cookies to improve user experience. By using this website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Privacy Policy.

I agree
 
Learn More