SW10/WWW: Superhuman World Wiki: Toledo Torpedo!
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Fri May 22 12:24:01 PDT 2020
On 5/22/2020 12:13 AM, Scott Eiler wrote:
> On 2020-05-20 20:05, Drew Nilium wrote:
>> On 5/19/2020 9:58 PM, Scott Eiler wrote:
>>> Patrick's grandfather was a Toledo Torpedo before him; he passed on
>>> the oral history as it exists. Toledo Torpedoes go back at least
>>> two millennia. Patrick's grandfather told of a Roman hero called
>>> "Toledus Torpedus".
>> I love the trope of saying "No, this straightforward and kinda goofy
>> English-language name *actually* has a deep and ancient meaning" - but I don't
>> think Toledo was around two millennia ago, and I know torpedoes weren't!
> How true. Toledo, torpedoes, and the Toledo Torpedo might have all been named
> after other things... Part 2 will give a clue into that.
Drew "the plot thicks!!" Nilium
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