Thursday, April 11, 2013


Isn't it curious that we talk of "bow and arrow" as a unit but not "gun and cartridge" or "crossbow and bolt"?


Sam Harper said...

"Bownarrow" is one word. :-b

Michael Gonzalez said...

It is pretty weird... I think it's just that we never think about the cartridge or the bolt; we somehow think that the gun or crossbow on its own is deadly. Whereas with bows and arrows, they are often stored, carried, and spoken of separately.... Very interesting.

Dagmara Lizlovs said...

I remember many many years ago when I had this copy of Mad Magazine back in the 1980's. There was a spoof done on Conan the Barbarian. Conan was trying to shoot snakes at the bad guys. He was using "boa arrows". :)

I've got to get out and shoot my "boa arrows", or is it my "bone marrows"?