[LMB] was: Language Now Vat Meat Ethics

Harvey Fishman fishman at panix.com
Mon Aug 19 14:33:33 BST 2019


No!! Many runways are portland cement concrete because of the loads that 
they must sustain, but aprons and taxiways are almost always tarmac. And 
tarmac MAY be registered in the UK (but I doubt it) but it certainly not 
registered elsewhere.

Harvey

------ Original Message ------
From: "Marc Wilson" <marc.wilson at gmx.co.uk>
To: "LMB" <lois-bujold at lists.herald.co.uk>
Sent: 8/19/2019 8:39:34 AM
Subject: Re: [LMB] was: Language Now Vat Meat Ethics

>On Sun, 18 Aug 2019 20:13:22 -0600, Howard Brazee <howard at brazee.net>
>wrote:
>
>>Still, before the Raid on Entebbe, we didn’t refer to airport aprons and runways as “tarmac”.   After then, that meaning is common, far more common in the U.S. than its original meaning.   It is funny to see it to describe alien spaceport surfaces.
>
>I think most of them are concrete, anyway. :)
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