Friday Dictionary – Shin

Shin, noun, a device for finding furniture in the dark.

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About Andrew Reynolds

Born in California Did the school thing studying electronics, computers, release engineering and literary criticism. I worked in the high tech world doing software release engineering and am now retired. Then I got prostate cancer. Now I am a blogger and work in my wood shop doing scroll saw work and marquetry.
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29 Responses to Friday Dictionary – Shin

  1. I’m wincing thinking about the times I’ve used my ‘furniture locator”… Andrew…where are you? We’re getting worried!!

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  2. CJ Hartwell says:

    It’s also how I find furniture when walking while reading. (I multitask a lot)

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  3. That’s hilarious! (And true!)

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  4. LOL! (And I concur on the “ouch” part.) This is why I move into a house, place the furniture, and NEVER MOVE IT AGAIN until I move out, even if it’s decades later. It’s not very “designerly”, but it’s much easier on the toes, shins, and profanity generator.

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  5. mitchteemley says:

    Interestingly, although most gadgets eventually fail, I’ve noticed my furniture-finder works better than ever.

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  6. pommepal says:

    Ouch from me too…

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  7. Washe Koda says:

    I agree with ‘ouch’ My ‘pinkie toes’ are mutilated for life. It is really cumbersome wearing my steel-toed knee high construction boots all the time at 65yrs old in the home 😉

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  8. jfwknifton says:

    I don’t often laugh out loud, but that did the trick. Thank you!

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  9. Pied Type says:

    A similar device, perhaps even more effective: toe

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