[Ads-l] Former successor

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Sat Mar 4 20:24:15 EST 2017


As some of us have known for many years (and have discussed here) the
preferred term is simply "ancestor."

JL

On Sat, Mar 4, 2017 at 6:42 PM, Herb Stahlke <hfwstahlke at gmail.com> wrote:

> This morning a host on MSNBC referred to Obama as Trump's "former
> successor.".
> Next we should hear "future ancestor."
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