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Sir Nigel Gresley - The L.N.E.R.’s First C.M.E.

Discussion in 'Steam Traction' started by S.A.C. Martin, Dec 3, 2021.

  1. Spamcan81

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    If you’d got an hiatus hernia, you certainly would have heard and known about it. For what it’s worth, I’m aware of both uses of the word.
     
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    A hiatus hernia is a problem with the diaphragm between the chest cavity and the abdominal cavity in which the upper part of the stomach moves into the chest cavity causing some problems. Now, back to steam locos.
     
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    'Hiatus' is more grammatically correct in this context - surely we're not advocating "dumbing down"? ;)

    (As it happens, I am aware of hiatus hernias as my late mother had one and so do I.)
     
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    Hiatus is often used, nowadays, when rock bands break up - they are said to be 'on hiatus' because everybody knows most bands get back together again eventually.
     

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