Big Mouth: Fish Scales

"While working on a junior high science project, I found I needed a way to measure the amount of energy it took to pull an object up inclines of varying steepness." A story by Dennis Eichhorn. [Update: page 5 was missing. I added it. - Mark]

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  1. Never heard them called that way. Regional idiom?

  2. Because he learned the slang terms

  3. belldl says:

    Pre- about 1985ish (someone older correct me?) they weren't sold 'on the rack', you had to ask for them. Using a slang term for them also implies more worldliness and like you've had the need to buy them many times before.

  4. I think you're thinking too hard.

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