S. Worthen (owlfish) wrote,
S. Worthen

The invention of the windmill

During one game of Call My Bluff I had just finished what I thought was a convincing definition, claiming that a particular word related to the invention of the windmill. Alan shook his head at me and declared: 'Nonsense, Toksvig. Everyone knows that the windmill was invented for the sole purpose of filling up the blank bits in the back of 16th-century Flemish paintings.'

From the Sandi Toksvig in the Telegraph, 28 Sept '07, by way of Windmill World

Those medieval paintings? Just warming up for the main show, of course.
Tags: windmills
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