To politicians, the unions and corporations ARE their constituents.
Do the people that gave you the left-handed Allen-key also have sky hooks and smoke shifters? We used to send the new boys at camp to the Camp Quartermaster for those things.
Archaic English measure, one stone = 14 pounds
Her kids, not his. Apparently, Napoleon came up short in more ways then height.
And 16 stones, 26 pounds
Strait is a perfectly good word although not the right one for this context.
We don’t get crows leaving things in our birdbaths. The birds do not think twice about muting (s#@ting) in the bath. Then other birds or squirrels come and drink the water.
Interesting intersection with the plaid pants gag in “Jane’s World”.
Back in the day when the longbow was the state-of-the-art assault weapon, they had bodkin arrows with hardened points that could easily drive through chain mail and even light armor.
Here in the city, they can ticket you for leaving the bins out until the day after the pickup.