08 nov Attention all runners
The 2021 New York City Marathon will happen this Sunday, November 7. Only 33,000 runners will be allowed this year due to Covid-19 concerns. It is the largest marathon in the world and it is also difficult to take part in it and to watch it from a privileged place. So whether you are running or watching it, you will need comfortable sneakers (the British say ‘trainers’).
The cartoon in the illustration plays with the fact using the word ‘while’, which can mean two things in English: a small period of time, “see you in a while”, or connecting two parallel actions, or happening simultaneously. ‘While I sing, you dance’.