Old Issues of The New Yorker

by F.

Usually we have a couple issues lying around—the latest and one or two from weeks ago. Why this happens I don’t know. But it does raise a fascinating philosophical problem: what does one call those old New Yorkers? The answer is obviously Yorkers. So, the latest issue of The New Yorker is The New Yorker, while the previous issue is The Yorker, while any issues before that are The Old Yorker. In short:

  • This issue = The New Yorker
  • Issue – 1 = The Yorker
  • Issue – (1 + n) = The Old Yorker