[LMB] OT: Terry Pratchett

Marc Wilson marc.wilson at gmx.co.uk
Thu Sep 16 13:13:07 BST 2021


On Wed, 15 Sep 2021 18:30:11 -0600, brazee <howard at brazee.net> wrote:

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>> On Sep 15, 2021, at 6:24 PM, Marc Wilson <marc.wilson at gmx.co.uk> wrote:
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>> Yes - and here at least, they've not been made of tarmac for decades, at
>> least on major airports.  They're all reinforced concrete.
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>> And most "tarmac" on roads isn't strictly tarmac any more, more likely
>> bitmec (made with bitumen rather than tar).
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>The “mac” was from John McAdam.   What's the “mec” from?

A typo.  :)

Bitmac. Same tech as tarmac, but using bitumen.
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