3 posts • joined Thursday 22nd January 2009 13:58 GMT
I agree that the endemic use of 'traditional' words in new situations can raise the heckles a little, but that is the price we pay for living in a high-tec (tech? tek? teck?) society where new inventions demand and create a need for new words, or the bastardisation of existing ones.
Interestingly, the wiki article on sharps_container (the same article as sharps_bin) doesn't mention the word "sharps" at all.
But in reference to airports, the best I can come up with is "No sharp objects allowed", which would inevitably lead to husbands asking for their wives' tongues to be confiscated.
It seems to be ambiguous enough to allow the government/CAA etc to make up their own decisions on what is covered by the word 'a sharp' - are nailclippers exempt? What about tweezers? Sharpened 5H and above pencils? Who knows? The key here is that you probably don't.
Anyway, good point, well made.
Still trying to work out if Hastings is good for a cricket tour...!
As the title suggests, I'm still stuck as to whether my team should go to the Haven in Hastings for this cricket tour!
@AC I've been told the best thing about Hastings for entertainment is that it is close to Portsmouth and Brighton - thoughts?