I noticed one of my afternoon students coming into my morning room for his next class. I asked what he as taking. He said, “History.” I asked, “What kind of history?” He said, “Old history.” We laughed. It transpired that he was taking a course on ancient civilization.
With the help of a thesaurus we can come up with all kinds of interesting history courses. Aged history, broken-down history, over-the-hill history say. Or middle-aged history – not to be confused with the history of the middle ages. New history has a nice ring to it. We could take a class in fresh history or young history or youthful history. Is there a neonatal history? Does history have the terrible-twos or the curious-threes? And what exactly is prehistoric history?