Tuesday January 13th 2015
During the course of
A Derailment the description of things that
move around on wheels hasn't been easy. In fact it's
been downright complicated. There's a distinction
between a car, a motorcar, a pre-war Austin, a vehicle,
a lorry, a van, a bus, a coach, a train, an underground
train and it can go on a little bit. For those not
interested in nuances of things that move around on
wheels they should all just be called 'motorized
something a Bedford SB is what you call a 'pompous ass'
moment. It's kind of like military speak. "I took the
four-ten round the squealy and got KP." Makes no sense at
all, unless you know what a four-ten, a squealy and KP might
be. And if you did you'd think it funny, and you'd belong to
a language group, and you'd feel better than the average
civilian. So what the hell is a Bedford SB, I hear you ask.
Well it's a kind of bus.