Loose Ends Page 5

Loose Ends Page 5

One of my favorite words is “penny-farthing”, which is really two words, “penny” and “farthing” (English coins) put together. To my modern ears it doesn’t connote “bicycle” but something you would drink, a liqueur or a sherry. Or a unit of measure no one uses anymore.

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/4b/A_man_with_a_Penny-farthing_bicycle_-_Ladybank%2C_Scotland_c.1880.jpg
(Image courtesy of Wikipedia, of course)

Look how proud he is, like he’s bought a muscle car.

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