[Ads-l] WOTY? "berm"

Benjamin Barrett mail.barretts at GMAIL.COM
Sun May 1 22:16:12 UTC 2016


Here are three hits for Googling on

“berm” “city of Seattle”

http://caselaw.findlaw.com/wa-supreme-court/1091206.html
http://www.seattle.gov/util/cs/groups/public/@spu/@usm/documents/webcontent/spu02_019920.pdf
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gas_Works_Park

Benjamin Barrett
Formerly of Seattle, WA

> On 1 May 2016, at 15:38, Joel Berson <berson at att.net> wrote:
> 
> What I found remark-able about the news broadcast was not climbing the berm but its use of the word, which Jim remarks he does not recall hearing since 1969.
> 
> Joel
> 
> 
>      From: James A. Landau <JJJRLandau at NETSCAPE.COM>
> To: ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU 
> Sent: Sunday, May 1, 2016 12:39 PM
> Subject: [ADS-L] WOTY? "berm"
> 
> On  Sat, 30 Apr 2016 21:43:48 Zone+0000 Joel Berson <berson at ATT.NET> wrote:
> 
> <quote>
> Said and seen during an ABC-affiliate news broadcast, although I don't 
> see it in "print" (online):  To reach the venue for his Friday address 
> in California (to a Republican Party meeting?), Trump had to detour due 
> to a demonstration and climb up a "berm", as the announcer called it. 
> <end quote>
> 
> When I was in Basic Training at Fort Knox (summer of 1969), the dirt wall on each side of a rifle range was called a "berm" (and I seem to recall someone making a pun about "Berm-a Road").  I can't recall having heard the word "berm" since then.
> 
> Trump is 69.  It's a little hard imagining someone that age scaling a concrete wall, but climbing over a dirt mound should not have been a problem,so I don't see anything remark-able about that news broadcast.  It is quite easy to to throw insults at Adolph Trump without trying to work in his fantastic border wall.
> 
> - Jim Landau

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