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If an alder is a type of tree (it is; see previous entry, alder), shouldn’t an alderman be a man who is wooden or possibly a man with a woody? It’s not. An alderman is someone who has been elected to a municipal council. Political correctness and anti-sexism has, for the most part, rid us […]


An alder is a tree of the birch family. There are a variety of types of alder trees, most of which are deciduous. They can be found in the northern temperate zone. Alders don’t get the same level of respect that some other trees get, do they? Many people wax poetic about the mighty oak. […]