Friday, March 31, 2017

Vintage Johnny

My mother and other East Coast city dwellers (mostly the older ones) call fire hydrants "Johnny Pumps".

Here's a short explanation of where they think that term comes from.

I shot the photo at David's Stove Shop in Weatherford, Texas.

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Chris said...

Kate, my better half, is intrigued with the origin of words and phrases this side of the Atlantic. One more to add to the list, thanks!

The Daily Rant said...

CHRIS: I took one look at Kate's blog and I'm hooked. I love learning about words and I'm always interested in origin. I'll definitely be reading.

On that note, are you familiar with the podcast "A Way Witj Words"?

I listen to it all the time when I'm driving. It's great. I think Kate would love it.

Thanks for commenting!

Chris said...

Your comments about Kate's blog are very kind. More about Kate here
I have a long trip to Asia this weekend so I will definitely try out the podcast.