Daily Archives: 30/04/2013

Euphemism: “Wheels in the Well”

“Wheels in the Well” is a euphemism I frequently use to express ‘leaving.’  It comes from retracting the landing gear after takeoff.  When the ‘wheels’ come up into the aircraft, into the ‘gear well,’ you are, ‘on your way.’  

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As I was sitting here yesterday morning at oh-dark-thirty, I heard some jets departing.  Two distinct groups of jets – maybe 15 to 20 minutes apart.  Wasn’t paying that great of attention; I’ve heard it before.  Then my daughter-in-law put … Continue reading

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