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Dash and Dashboard

Postby Perry » Thu Jul 17, 2008 7:23 am

Dashboard apparently comes from the days of buggies, when it was what protected one from being dashed (another word for splash). My hopes of discovering how this came to be an instrument panel were dashed, as the "d" pages of OED are acting very strangely.
"Time is nature's way of keeping everything from happening all at once. Lately it hasn't been working."
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Postby Slava » Wed Feb 09, 2011 6:09 pm

Only two and a half years later, but here's an explanation:

http://www.worldwidewords.org/nl/cwak.htm#N5
Life is like playing chess with chessmen who each have thoughts and feelings and motives of their own.

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Postby Perry » Thu Feb 24, 2011 1:28 pm

Thanks you old seeker of ancient posts.
"Time is nature's way of keeping everything from happening all at once. Lately it hasn't been working."
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Postby Slava » Thu Feb 24, 2011 3:03 pm

Perry wrote:Thanks you old seeker of ancient posts.
I try, and I can be quite trying, too.

Welcome back. Have you been hibernating?
Life is like playing chess with chessmen who each have thoughts and feelings and motives of their own.


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