One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A tin opener.
- ‘Pulling the Leatherman I carry with me everywhere from the front pocket of my bag I singled out the can-opener and locked it into place.’
- ‘‘Perfect’, thought I, as I sought out the can-opener and then proceeded to eat the fishy contents with great relish.’
- ‘For all I know she could sound like a cross between Diana Degarmo and an electric can-opener.’
- ‘Or have you ever attempted to open a can without a can-opener?’
- ‘That so-happy-to-see-you act is pure relief: unless he works out what cupboard the food's in, and learns to operate a can-opener, he genuinely thinks he's going to starve.’
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