Trivia Forum

Message #12. This is a followup to #11.

Name:Joe
Date:Tuesday March 25, 2003 11:55:47 am MST
Subject:Bow trivia
Message:Here's a free tidbit of trivia: "bow" refers to the part of a key that you hold in your fingers.

Sally wrote:
> Pat wrote:
> > Ralph wrote:
> > > What's the name for the part of a lamp that holds up the lampshade?
> > > Someone told me this years ago, but I can't remember.
> >
> > Is that called a "bow"? I'm not sure, but I think it's something like
> > that.
>
> No.  "Bow" describes the shape of the object, but the actual name for
> the lamp part is "harp."

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