Is she the ant anachronism?
January 24, 2014 2:39 PM Subscribe
A type of ant, typical of summer and practically unseen in winter, shows up in our house in January. Would you call that an anachronism
posted by ipsative to Writing & Language (10 answers total)
More generally, can you speak of an anachronism if your measure of time is not linear (past, present, future), but cyclical (seasons, months, etc)?
If not, what would you call our ant, or anything that happens "on the wrong part" of the cycle?
Though I will appreciate answers that clarify where or whether ants are unusual in the winter time, my question is about the usage of the word 'anachronism' and/or alternatives in this context.
Thanks in advance!