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Ben Sears

Ben Sears is a writer and restaurant guy in Birmingham, Alabama. He lives quite happily across from a creek with his wife, two sons, and an obligatory dog. You can follow him on Twitter and read his blog, The Columbo Game.

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  1. Jaybird

    Does anything age faster than slang?

    I read “I was winding up to produce a
    Regular epic, with verse-form to match”

    And thought about “winding up”. Does everybody know about baseball? Or old people watches?

    I know that foreign countries use the term “wind up” to mean “practical joke”. “Is this a wind up?” is an appropriate question to ask when someone might be serious or might be setting you up for something. “Shoe’s untied.” “Is this a wind-up?” “No! Look!” (looks) *bonk*.

    I wasn’t familiar with “uprear” and so looked it up and, yep. It’s the perfect word.

    Maybe “winding up” will do the same thing in a hundred years. “What does ‘winding up’ mean?” “It means ‘uprear’.” “Oh. Of course.”Report

  2. DensityDuck

    Any thoughts on Drake’s offering?Report

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