[ExI] rain "bow" was RE: Brains grow and shrink like 'rainbows' as we age
spike66 at att.net
Tue Sep 23 17:09:22 UTC 2014
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Subject: Re: [ExI] rain "bow" was RE: Brains grow and shrink like 'rainbows'
as we age
On Tue, Sep 23, 2014 at 5:27 PM, spike wrote:
> Furthermore, why do we call it a rainbow? You never saw one shaped
> like a bow, did ya? ...
> So why don't we call it a rain arc, or a rain parabola, or perhaps a
> rain y=-x^2 or something?
>That's exactly what they did! :)
>The word comes from from Proto-Germanic *regnabugô ("rainbow"), equivalent
to rain + bow ("arch").
'bow' originally meant any curved shape. like an arch or early simple bows.
Ja, well I still like the term rain (a)y = -x^2 + b. Then you would have
the coordinates of the pots of gold. I don't know if there are two pots or
only one, but with current gold prices, one would likely suffice.
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