On 2018-08-11, Michelle Konzack <linux4miche...@tamay-dogan.net> wrote:
> Am DATE hackte Brad Rogers in die Tasten:
>> The wheel has been around for well over two thousand years. Perhaps
>> should get rid of that, too.
> Oh yeah, -- let's hoover!
That's a vacuum cleaner.
Of course, those new-fangled digital Dysons, when set to blow, can
probably blast you off to Io.
BTW I take issue with the two thousand year figure for the invention of
the wheel. I'm reading: "4500–3300 BCE: Copper Age, invention of the
potter's wheel; earliest wooden wheels (disks with a hole for the axle);
earliest wheeled vehicles, domestication of the horse" over at
He did say "well over," people will point out, but there's the unwritten
rule that the quantity attributed to a "well over" cannot be superior to
the original, base quantity the expression would have us augment by some
unspecified amount. IOW, if I say, "It took me well over a month," that
cannot rightly mean it took me two and half months. Maybe it would mean
five weeks or something. To tell the truth I don't know what the hell it
But that's hover and well over five thousand.
> Time to get cars without wheels.
"She was a blank wall, fresh painted."
Louise Erdrich, Love Medicine