s Thoughts from the Physics Chick: b is for bed

Sunday, March 22, 2009

b is for bed

When I was about five years old, I was completely enchanted by the way the English word bed has the shape of an actual bed, complete with headboard and footboard. (It could also be a four poster bed, I suppose.)

Bed with a capital "B" doesn't work quite as well, unless the upper loop of the "B" is an extra fluffy pillow.

5 Comments:

At March 23, 2009 9:50 AM, Blogger Logan said...

The convex surface of the e would stick in one's back as one lay on it.

 
At March 23, 2009 11:43 AM, Blogger Redoubt said...

Whoa!

 
At March 23, 2009 12:23 PM, Blogger Th. said...

.

Of course it's a pillow.

 
At March 25, 2009 2:17 PM, Blogger Sonya said...

Or a 'reader's headboard' - perhaps quilted. I would like that bed.

 
At April 03, 2009 7:10 PM, Blogger Katya said...

Logan - Only if the "e" was hard and not pillowy soft.

Sonya - Oh! I always wondered what the point of a quilted headboard was . . .

 

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