Platform Nation - “Evergreen” is how editors describe it. If you manage to write something that is timeless, something that will be just as effective and potent 20 years from now as it is today, then you’ve written something that is evergreen. It’s an attribute gleaned from the eponymous plant classification that has green leaves on it all year round, which is an appropriate metaphor for how we might otherwise view the depreciating value of zeitgeist-y pieces or pop culture in-jokes. Do you think saying “said no one ever” or using “because [noun]” will still be funny in 2014? What about 2034? It’s doubtful.