(and this is one of those other days)



MEANING: adjective: Robotic, compliant, submissive; lacking in individuality.

ETYMOLOGY: After the fictional suburb of Stepford, Connecticut, in Ira Levin’s 1972 novel, The Stepford Wives, later made into movies (in 1975 and 2004). In the story, men of this seemingly ideal town have replaced their wives with attractive robotic dolls devoid of emotion or thought. Earliest documented use: 1972.

STEEPFORD - It's tough to cross the river just there; the banks are too sharply angled

STEPFOOD - eat right, before you run a Marathon

STOP FOR D - good defense brings the game to a halt