Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by mrweaseluv, Aug 5, 2021.
I like my new consolation prize... not a proof but it is now the nicest Merc I own...
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Say, you look a tiny bit like Stephen King (at least from the eyes up), in your new avatar.
I knew his brother Dave for years (he was actualy tax clerk for my town for a few years) Let me only note that "David King" was adopted, yet was regularly mistaken for his brother in public... We shared a major dislike for most of his brothers writing (the 2 exceptions being "pet cemetary" and "salems lot") I actualy miss that man we would sit and talk doodoo about his brothers books for hours lol... decided I had to add this.. Stephen never had hair like mine lol... (is another avatar i use and you thought the new one was scary lol)
I didn’t say anything about your avatar being scary. I think someone else did. I just made that mention of the upper half of your face vaguely resembling Stephen King’s, a tiny bit, in the masked version. Might’ve just been the glasses.
Was @Cheech9712 that was "afraid" lol
I think it was. LOL. Cheech can be rather colorful at times.
Well, someone with a name like @Fullbands must be a Merc enthusiast, so if your Merc got approval from that direction, it sounds like a vote of confidence to me!
I agree with you. I enjoyed Pet Cemetery, Salem’s Lot and most especially The Shinning which I thought was a minor masterpiece. The trouble with many of Steven King’s later works has been that they are too long. He’s not had enough plot to take up 500 pages.
“Winged Liberty” = 2 words, 13 letters, 7 syllables.
“Mercury” = 1 word, 7 letters, 3 syllables.
“Merc” = 1 word (kinda), 4 letters, 1 syllable.
Never underestimate the tendency of Americans to boil everything down to the shortest words possible.
And that’s probably why the technically-incorrect nickname stuck.
Of course, in the present time, with the Internet and text messaging being what they are, I’m surprised it’s not been further downsized to “WLD” ...
(Or “MD”, even, but then one risks confusion with “machine doubling” and “metal detecting”.)
Meant to symbolize freedom of thought, I believe.
Blame the media. They are the ones that perpetuate these mislabeled things. What about the Buffalo nickel. Isn't it actually an Indian Head nickel? But, then it would be confused with an Indian Head penny (cent).
You didn't give Paddyman a chance yet. LOL
@mrweaseluv. I would be proud to own that one.
Damn right I was. I’ll never enlarge that again @lordmarcovan
Yeah. I agree. Thinner was a tuff read too. Put it down a bunch of times
Yeah. Americans. They just got to put their own touch on everything. But I get it. Their Mercury dimes to me
Well living in Buffalo NY. We don’t call them Bisons. Everything’s a Buffalo. Well if I look hard enough. I might find a politically person. Bison or Indian Head in the suburbs
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