[LMB] OT: Terry Pratchett

brazee howard at brazee.net
Wed Sep 15 22:36:41 BST 2021



> On Sep 15, 2021, at 3:24 PM, Robert Woodward <Robert_A_Woodward at comcast.net> wrote:
> 
>> I never heard of the word until Idi Amin had all of those hostages on an airport’s “tarmac”.   BBC did the reporting, USAmericans made assumptions about what the word meant.
> 
> Wasn’t the assumed meaning to be the pavement on the airplane side of the terminal? I always thought that to be the “apron.”

I believe so. 


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