By LAWRENCE FELLOWS
You may think that what you see in the mirror these days is more waste than waist. But there is no waste in the sense of something lost or diminished, apart from your figure. The words have the same Teutonic roots, as does wax, which means “to grow.”
The waist is so named because, sooner or later, after all that good food, it’s the place where the body begins to grow again.