Foolishness since 2007

Foolishness since 2007
Foolishness since 2007

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Spanking Up, Paddling Down

Graphing Spanking and Paddling references in Google’s massive digital library, shows that the references to paddling have been declining since the turn of 20th century. Spanking references have been on a steady up trend since the 1600’s.

See for yourself.

Ngram

Of course, when you consider that paddling also includes paddling boats and mechanical energy largely replaced muscle power, the decline makes more sense.

Heck, now we have paddling machines. Thank goodness, my elementary school principal only tried to scare me by telling me about her spanking machine. Now, it could be true.

2 comments:

  1. Hmmm... and fully operational, intelligent spanking robots are HOW far in our future?

    Well for those who felt they were born a generation too late... perhaps the reality is they were born too early? Can't imagine a robot doing better than a 1950's spanking Mom... or Dad though! I'll stick with my fantasy of Donna Reed with a hairbrush...

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  2. WOW!
    On a night with yet more snow predicted, you really know how to bring a guy down. :(
    I say more Paddling, less Facebook!
    Joe
    jangel_07075@yahoo.com

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