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Old November 9 2012, 12:28 AM   #27
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Re: Why are there no Nuts / Bolts / Screws in Star Trek?

Frankly, I'm more curious as to why there's an "L" in solder, since it isn't pronounced. It is with bolder, colder, folder, holder... Maybe they thought there would be too much confusion with "sod", a kind of soil. Yet, nobody worried about "lead" (the metal, versus the verb). The wonderfully illogical language called English, at your service.
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