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Hanging Around

Yisrael Rutman

Hanging around, trying to think of something to write for the next feature. Nothing happened. No ideas came to mind. But I didn’t give up. I kept hanging around, until finally, the idea came!

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

A Word of Many Meanings Hang is a simple little word. But the world has hung many meanings on it. That’s one of them: to attach or suspend one thing on another. Like clothes on a hanger, a picture on a hook, or a hat on a rack. To “hang your hat” somewhere means to settle or take up residence in a place: “I hangmyhatin Boro Park.” But hang makes itself at home in lots of places. In baseball: to “hang a curveball” is to pitch it poorly so that it fails to curve. Many home runs have been hit off hanging curves. In computer science:Thepowersurgecausedmycomputertohang,soIhadtorebootit.”


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