Wordsmith.org: the magic of words

Wordsmith Talk

About Us | What's New | Search | Site Map | Contact Us  

Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Page 2 of 2 1 2
Re: Gimlet #3399
06/12/00 06:56 PM
06/12/00 06:56 PM
Joined: May 2000
Posts: 112
Auckland, New Zealand
D
David108 Offline
member
David108  Offline
member
D
Joined: May 2000
Posts: 112
Auckland, New Zealand
When I saw the word in that context, I was immediately reminded of a hat that used to be known as a "Pork Pie", because of its resemblance. I'm sure that there is a connection, just can't find it.

I'll keep looking!


Re: Gimlet #3400
06/13/00 04:21 AM
06/13/00 04:21 AM
Joined: Apr 2000
Posts: 3,065
Jakarta
B
Bingley Offline
Carpal Tunnel
Bingley  Offline
Carpal Tunnel
B
Joined: Apr 2000
Posts: 3,065
Jakarta
I can visualise a hat looking like a pork pie, but a hat looking like a gimlet doesn't sound right. I've always thought of a gimlet as looking something like a giant needle, but I must admit I've never actually seen one as far as I know, not being a cobbler.

Bingley


Bingley
Page 2 of 2 1 2

Moderated by  Jackie 

Forum Statistics
Forums16
Topics13,883
Posts224,828
Members9,056
Most Online3,341
Dec 9th, 2011
Newest Members
Nikki1221, Veezkneez, LOC, Luna, wordie
9056 Registered Users
Who's Online Now
1 registered members (wofahulicodoc), 232 guests, and 3 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Top Posters(30 Days)
LOC 1
Top Posters(All Time)
wwh 13,858
Faldage 13,803
Jackie 11,613
tsuwm 10,538
LukeJavan8 9,157
AnnaStrophic 6,511
Wordwind 6,296
of troy 5,400
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

© 1994-2018 Wordsmith

Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.1.1
(Release build 20180111)
Page Time: 0.014s Queries: 14 (0.004s) Memory: 3.1044 MB (Peak: 3.2269 MB) Zlib disabled. Server Time: 2018-06-19 16:36:52 UTC