Reader “Pulled up in OG” demands,
“Enough of this light bulb crap . . . where’s Hooper’s butt? “
I found this photo, which may be the delectable Miss Hooper, but I can’t tell if that’s an Andy tattoo or not.
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Most CFLs today on the market contain less than 5mgs of mercury and there are CFL options out there that contain as little as 1.5mgs of mercury- which can hardly be called a “significant amounts of mercury” considering that many item in your home contain 100s of times more of mercury including your computer. Mercury levels in CFLs can never be “nonexistent” since mercury is a necessary component of a CFL and there is no other known element that is capable of replacing it. But CFLs actually prevent more mercury from entering the environment. According to the Union of Concerned Scientist, “a coal-fired power plant will emit about four times more mercury to keep an incandescent bulb glowing, compared with a CFL of the same light output”.
Delectable indeed and callipygian, too!
I’m leaving your link to the definition in but as a general rule, we like to make readers look things up themselves here. The extra effort helps build a better vocabulary.
You’re right, we all could use more booklarnin’.
It was William F. Buckley’s writings that forced me to look up words when I was 14 or so. Useful exercise.
I learned “callipygian” from R. Emmett Tyrell, Jr. in his American Spectator. In truth, I was using the word satirically. The correct word to describe that honey above is “steatopygic” and per your general rule, you can look it up for yourself.
Ouch!!! baby got back!
Steatopygic: Having an extreme accumulation of fat on the buttocks.
Aw, you cheated and looked at the picture! Still, the key to a good vocabulary is understanding context.
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