I wonder how many people today know what “spindle” means in this context?
23 days seem to be the answer.
Commented to a friend the other day “When did we get so old?” His response: “I knew we were going to get old, I just didn’t expect it to happen so fast.”
This was a pretty popular idea back a few decades. The concept was to have a “people pod” that you could board downtown or other points and it would travel on a bus chassis or train or subway out to the airport where it would be loaded into the plane. Reverse the process at the other end. In theory it would reduce the problem of airport parking and such as well as speeding up the loading and unloading process.
In college I had a pretty good collection of tools for both basic household (dorm room) repair and auto mechanics. People always wanted to borrow stuff. I simply took their meal card in exchange. They couldn’t eat until they brought the tools back.
@KEA The definition of sport is: “an activity involving physical exertion and skill in which an individual or team competes against another or others for entertainment.” I feel that you may have a poor definition of sport.
It’s fun to watch language develop. In another generation we might have a new word like “jumppashak” that means to outlive your original premise or something like that. This is why I don’t fret over literally meaning figuratively and other linguistic developmental oddities.
Nero Wolfe, canonically, weighs less than 300lbs (21 1/2 stone). In one book, I can’t recall which, Archie is talking about Wolfe’s custom built chair which was built to handle up to a seventh of a ton, or about 285lbs (630,000 carets). He then adds something to the effect of “which was not outside of the realms of possibility if Wolfe kept eating as he did”. On this tenuous evidence I propose that the concept of “enormously fat” has changed somewhat over the years.
Just remember folks, if you’re drinking whiskey (any way you spell it) because you are thirsty you’re going to have a really bad night.