Home » Dictionary » walkie


 n.— «I am sure many people have had the experience of walking along a crowded pavement when someone suddenly darts out of a shop in front of them. That is OK when it happens to what I call “walkies,” who both say “sorry” and walk off without thinking any more about it. But when a wheelchair user is involved and there is a little bump on the ankle, people stare and think it is the wheelchair user’s fault.» —“Advice booklet for scooter users” by Robin Turner icWales (United Kingdom) Dec. 29, 2007. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

Leave a comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Further reading

Coinkydink (episode #1505)

Sometimes it’s a challenge to give a book a chance: How many pages should you read before deciding it’s not worth your time? There’s a new formula to help with that decision — and it’s all based on your age. • Have you ever...

Takes the Cake (episode #1615)

What do you call a long sandwich filled with lots of ingredients? Whether you call it a sub, a hoagie, a grinder, or something else entirely depends on where you’re from. And: Martha’s visit to an Alaskan reindeer ranch reveals why you...

Recent posts