Re: old school

Subject: Re: old school
From: voxwoman <voxwoman -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: fritillary -at- gmail -dot- com
Date: Fri, 23 May 2008 13:39:23 -0400

I believe it's slang for a can opener. They had 2 ends - one with a pointy
tip to open a hole (or 2) for beer cans, oil cans and the like, and the
other with a rounded tip that would lift lids off of pressure-sealed cans.

On Fri, May 23, 2008 at 12:30 PM, <fritillary -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:

> I just have to ask, "What's a church key?"
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> I do remember pop tops - my dad would always take them off his beer can and
> drop them in the can.
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> --Jennifer
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> Of pop tops and church keys ...
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> I read an article some time ago that said researchers were using old
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> beer cans to determine the rate at which rivers and ponds were silting
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> up by how deep the push tabs, pull tabs, and can opener cans were buried.
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