RE: old school

Subject: RE: old school
From: "Combs, Richard" <richard -dot- combs -at- Polycom -dot- com>
To: "Melissa Nelson" <melmis36 -at- hotmail -dot- com>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 23 May 2008 13:01:20 -0600

Melissa Nelson wrote:

> That is what a church key is? I still have one of those and had no
idea it
> is a church key...I always called it a bottle opener! :) Learn
> new everyday!

Well, there are two possible objections to "bottle opener": First, it's
inaccurate/incomplete for the two-function church key (cans and bottles)
that John described. Second, it's such a boring name compared to church
key! :-)

Here's a pretty convincing explanation of the origin of "church key,"
along with pictures of early and later examples:

And here's a modern version that's so very cool that I'm tempted to
order it despite the ridiculous price:


Richard G. Combs
Senior Technical Writer
Polycom, Inc.
richardDOTcombs AT polycomDOTcom
rgcombs AT gmailDOTcom


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Re: old school: From: fritillary
Re: old school: From: John Posada
RE: old school: From: Combs, Richard
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