Surviving the World

A Photocomic Education by Dante Shepherd

Lesson #1354 - Lukewarm

Consider that if you look at the etymology of the bizarre term 'lukewarm', it essentially marks the low end of the warmth-side of temperature. Of course, there's no 'lukecold' (no matter how much some people try to force it), so if you kind of list the terms on the hot-to-cold scale, you would kind of proceed hot, warm, lukewarm, tepid, cool, cold. So would you say that 'lukewarm' is almost the opposite of 'cool'? If so, likely your name is not 'Luke' - but you might have a nice way to etymologically mock a friend named Luke. And follow it up with, "Hey, don't you dare take offense. Take it up with etymology if you have a problem." Anyway, that was my bizarre thought process earlier when I should have been working.