Did you know that the word athlon is from the Greek, meaning, essentially, “Athletic event”? That is where we get the words “biathlon”, triathlon”, “decathlon”, etc. I suppose, to be grammatically correct it would need to be “monathlon”. I discovered this bit of trivia at Forthright’s Phrontistery, a site chock-full of wonderful spoken-language information. In fact, I like it so much I am adding it to my permanent links list.
I am currently of the opinion that women are the best thing(s) ever to exist upon this planet, so here is my shout-out to that 51% of the planet who answer to XX. You’re the best!