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#1 2007-05-14 16:22:18

Registered: 2006-04-23
Posts: 5

"Steal trap" for "steel trap"

I read this just now in some online training material: “One good thing about this labyrinth is there are no pesky bosses or spouses with a memory like a steal trap containing a long list of chores for me to do!”



#2 2013-08-10 14:04:37

From: Mexico
Registered: 2007-10-11
Posts: 1864

Re: "Steal trap" for "steel trap"

What meaning connections might there be? The trap which is their memory takes their employees’/spouse’s freedom away, i.e. steals it?
Seems most likely to just be a misspelling, to me.

*If the human mind were simple enough for us to understand,
we would be too simple-minded to understand it* .

(Possible Corollary: it is, and we are .)



#3 2013-08-26 13:32:57

From: Montreal
Registered: 2008-03-17
Posts: 1005

Re: "Steal trap" for "steel trap"

Unfortunately, I have a mind like a still trap, nothing gets out and nothings gets in … tallation/



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