Sunday, October 28, 2007

The use of hand signals at "The Point"


Man! Couldn't you see I was signaling to go left?

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

http://www.californiacoastline.org/cgi-bin/image.cgi?image=5144&mode=sequential&flags=0&year=2002

Okay, brah, where do you see a point. I din't, do you? Why do they call thr Point a point. There ain't np point there, nosiree Bob.

not merriam webster said...

# a geometric element that has position but no extension; "a point is defined by its coordinates"
# the precise location of something; a spatially limited location; "she walked to a point where she could survey the whole street"
# a brief version of the essential meaning of something; "get to the point"; "he missed the point of the joke"; "life has lost its point"
# degree: a specific identifiable position in a continuum or series or especially in a process; "a remarkable degree of frankness"; "at what stage are the social sciences?"
# detail: an isolated fact that is considered separately from the whole; "several of the details are similar"; "a point of information"
# an instant of time; "at that point I had to leave"
# the object of an activity; "what is the point of discussing it?"
# a V shape; "the cannibal's teeth were filed to sharp points"
# a very small circular shape; "a row of points"; "draw lines between the dots"
# the unit of counting in scoring a game or contest; "he scored 20 points in the first half"; "a touchdown counts 6 points"
# a promontory extending out into a large body of water; "they sailed south around the point"
# item: a distinct part that can be specified separately in a group of things that could be enumerated on a list; "he noticed an item in the New York Times"; "she had several items on her shopping list"; "the main point on the agenda was taken up first"
# indicate: indicate a place, direction, person, or thing; either spatially or figuratively; "I showed the customer the glove section"; "He pointed to the empty parking space"; "he indicated his opponents"
# a style in speech or writing that arrests attention and has a penetrating or convincing quality or effect
# orient: be oriented; "The weather vane points North"; "the dancers toes pointed outward"
# an outstanding characteristic; "his acting was one of the high points of the movie"
# charge: direct into a position for use; "point a gun"; "He charged his weapon at me"
# steer: direct the course; determine the direction of travelling
# sharp end; "he stuck the point of the knife into a tree"; "he broke the point of his pencil"
# compass point: any of 32 horizontal directions indicated on the card of a compass; "he checked the point on his compass"
# bespeak: be a signal for or a symptom of; "These symptoms indicate a serious illness"; "Her behavior points to a severe neurosis"; "The economic indicators signal that the euro is undervalued"
# a linear unit used to measure the size of type; approximately 1/72 inch
# luff: sail close to the wind
# period: a punctuation mark (.) placed at the end of a declarative sentence to indicate a full stop or after abbreviations; "in England they call a period a stop"
# mark (Hebrew words) with diacritics
# a V-shaped mark at one end of an arrow pointer; "the point of the arrow was due north"
# mark with diacritics; "point the letter"
# mark (a psalm text) to indicate the points at which the music changes
# the property of a shape that tapers to a sharp tip
# a distinguishing or individuating characteristic; "he knows my bad points as well as my good points"
# be positionable in a specified manner; "The gun points with ease"
# the gun muzzle's direction; "he held me up at the point of a gun"
# target: intend (something) to move towards a certain goal; "He aimed his fists towards his opponent's face"; "criticism directed at her superior"; "direct your anger towards others, not towards yourself"
# sharpen: give a point to; "The candles are tapered"
# a wall socket
# repair the joints of bricks; "point a chimney"
# distributor point: a contact in the distributor; as the rotor turns its projecting arm contacts them and current flows to the spark plugs

One of these should suffice as to why it is referred to as 'The Point". Get it?

Fingermill Jim said...

Only one hand signal is to be used at San Onofre... That is the middle finger.

Tubesteak said...

Mirriam, have you heard the paranble, "You don't know chit from chine-ola?"

not mirriam webster either said...

Is that like a hanging chad?

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