semantic shift: "shrapnel"

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Thu Nov 1 18:15:12 UTC 2012

At 11/1/2012 12:40 PM, Jonathan Lighter wrote:
>CNN reports that the sand forced by the storm into New Jersey neighborhoods
>"can't simply be dumped back on the beach, because there's nails and
>shrapnel in there."

Maybe from German Uboat shelling off the Jersey shore during WW II?

(Please put this down to the flakiness of my internet connection today.)


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