|About Us | What's New | Search | Site Map | Contact Us|
You are not logged in. [Log In] Wordsmith.org » Forums » (Old) Weekly themes. (have been consolidated into a single forum above) » Eponyms or words derived from people's names. » Drive like Jehu Register User Forum List Calendar Active Topics Search FAQ
#83721 - 10/17/02 07:38 PM Drive like Jehu
Jehu was a Biblical King, renowned for his aggressive chariot driving. When I was eight or
nine, autos were not numerous: you had to be well off to afford one. Thirty miles an hour
was considered fast. And when you were doing thirty, anybody who passed you was
"Driving like Jehu!" You might later exclaim that they were "Going forty mile an hour!"
And if you wanted to really exaggerate, because nobody would take it serously
"They were going like sixty!" An obvious lie, because few passenger cars were capable of it.
Forum Stats 8746 Members
Max Online: 3341 @ 12/09/11 02:15 PM
Newest Members bobwar, Johnreed28, Lakshman, dcsteve, Jorg
8746 Registered Users
Who's Online 0 registered (), 24 Guests and 4 Spiders online. Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Top Posters (30 Days)
endymion6 111 LukeJavan8 99 wofahulicodoc 83 A C Bowden 52 Tromboniator 9 tuhin 2 TitoMatito 2 tsuwm 1 Jorg 1 FoFong 1
wwh 13858 Faldage 13803 Jackie 11609 tsuwm 10523 Buffalo Shrdlu 7210 LukeJavan8 6589 AnnaStrophic 6511 Wordwind 6296 of troy 5400 BranShea 5282
Board Rules · Mark all read Contact Us · Wordsmith.org · Top
Disclaimer: Wordsmith.org is not responsible for views expressed on this site. Use of this forum is at your own risk and liability - you agree to hold Wordsmith.org and its associates harmless as a condition of using it.
Home | Today's Word | Yesterday's Word | Subscribe | FAQ | Archives | Search | Feedback
Wordsmith Talk | Wordsmith Chat
© 2014 Wordsmith