US tyre company and former airship builder Goodyear has come up with a new word as part of a marketing ploy. The firm, introducing online polls to determine which sporting events its iconic airships should attend, has framed the question: is a given event "blimpworthy"? Still actually a blimp. But not for long. US sports fans …
The term 'aerostat' avoids all these problems, meaning simply a lighter-than-air craft. The concept of 'blimpworthiness' can then be replaced by asking whether or not a particular event has reached aerostatistical significance.
Unfortunately, aerostat is a wider word than blimp, or airship. A hot air balloon is an aerostat, but it is not a *dirigible*. No matter what the level of rigidity, all airships are dirigibles, almost by definition, while hot air balloons are not.
So my vote is for going back to basics and calling them dirigibles, like they often did in my youth.
If ever there was a noun asking to be dressed up as an adjective, it's the dirigible.
SADLY THEY FAIL TO SEE THE HISTORICAL.......
significance of Colonel Blimp a British cartoon character of the 1930-40's described by the creator as a 'symbol of stupidity'.
Therefore Blimpworthyness=symbol of stupidity.
Now I can't stop thinking about Seinfeld
These events may be blimp-worthy but are they sponge-worthy?
Or blimply, or indeed zeppelene.
At least they're not calling them iBlimps...yet.
How many condoms can you make from a blimp
365 if it's a good year
- Xmas Round-up Ghosts of Christmas Past: Ten tech treats from yesteryear
- Analysis Microsoft's licence riddles give Linux and pals a free ride to virtual domination
- Review Hey Linux newbie: If you've never had a taste, try perfect Petra ... mmm, smells like Mint 16
- Special Report How Britain could have invented the iPhone: And how the Quangocracy cocked it up
- I KNOW how to SAVE Microsoft. Give Windows 8 away for FREE – analyst