Yesterday I reached out to my twitter friends and asked for suggestions for words to blog about here. Many responded, and I’ve now got several great ideas, thanks! While all were good words, the next to last one was penultimate. Funny eh? Since that’s what penultimate means…next to last. What a great word. It’s so grand sounding. As though the person who crafted it decided that the next to last of something deserved extra special attention, not being the first or even having the elegance of being last. The person who suggested this word to me, Tom Godell of Lexington, KY tells me there’s a pub in St. Louis called Riddle’s Penultimate Pub. I thought I might check it out next time I visit my folks, but when I visited their website I saw they’re closed until further notice. How sad. Now I’ll never know if the barman there called for “penultimate call!” before “last call”.