Sunday, December 16, 2007


Interesting: I went to Merriam-Webster online and found the following definition of "serrated" (well, "serrate" actually):
to mark or make with serrations
Well now, that explains it all, huh? Ok, how about "serrations":
the condition of being serrate
Um... not getting anywhere! Ok, let's go back to "serrate":
notched or toothed on the edge
Finally! (Ok, technically that last definition is on the first page if you select "adjective" instead of "transitive verb" - but how could I have known that at the time?) Silly English language - I'm convinced that, if you really get down to it, there's no way to know what I'm saying - you'd find that, eventually, your definitions of words would eventually run you in a circle somewhere to the point that you find that all words are defined somewhat circularly, such that you can't really define the word at all. Thus, you don't really know what I'm saying (well, typing), you only pretend to know!

Anyway, that's beside the point. What I really wanted to mention was serrated edges... those little groves they cut perpendicular to your direction of travel on modern roads so that when you fall asleep at the wheel, and you accidentally start to go off the side of the road, it make a terrible vibration and horrible sound that startles you into being awake, jerking the wheel to get back on the road, overcorrect because you're still partially asleep and startled, and flip your vehicle. Much safer for all involved, including the guy behind you who's following too closely and, instead of getting to watch you run your vehicle into a ditch or something, now has to try to stop because your vehicle is sideways blocking the entire road. Woo-hoo!

Yeah, I found the serrations last night on the way out of town. No, I wasn't asleep, just sliding to the edge of the road. Thought the noise was cool, did it again, got frowns from the missus. And the children. Silly people... they need to learn to have fun on the road!

Ok, gotta go... maybe more later.

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