Eggcorn Forum

Discussions about eggcorns and related topics

You are not logged in.


Registrations are currently closed because of a technical problem. Please send email to if you wish to register.

The forum administrator reserves the right to request users to plausibly demonstrate that they are real people with an interest in the topic of eggcorns. Otherwise they may be removed with no further justification. Likewise, accounts that have not been used for posting may be removed.

Thanks for your understanding.

Chris -- 2018-04-11

#1 2011-04-20 01:03:16

From: Montreal
Registered: 2008-03-17
Posts: 1101

"Jewels" of energy

James Joule was a wealthy brewer’s son in northern England who had little formal education, with the spectacular exception of a tutelage by the physicist John Dalton. His experiments in the brewery laboratories, which led to a new result regarding the heat generated by an electrical current flowing through a resistive conductor, were snubbed by the scientific establishment, forcing him to publish in a Manchester newspaper. Other pioneering work on the transformation of work into heat led eventually to the naming of a unit of energy, the joule, in his honour.

His father’s brewery played on the dialectical variations possible in the pronunciation of Joule in its advertisements for the family brew, Joule’s Stone Ales :

Do you pronounce it Joule’s to rhyme with schools,
Joule’s to rhyme with Bowls,
or Joule’s to rhyme with Scowls?

Recently, joules are sometimes charmingly identified with jewels of energy, perhaps under the influence of Super Mario.

The moon imparts 2E20 jewels per second on each square meter on the earth twenty-four-hours a day moving the tides around and the magma underneath our feet.
http://scariestbookofalltime.blogspot.c … e-age.html

Energy is the work done by an object. Work is equal to the product of Force and Distance, and is measured in Jewels. Objects have 2 different kinds of energy, potential and kinetic.
The physics of energy conservation

Last year renewables produced 1.2 ex-o-jewels of energy. 1.2 EJ/y
Renewable energy forum

I agree that the J (jewels) of energy may be the same at the moment of impact, the friction and energy (carry) may be drastically different after impact
The physics of bowling



#2 2011-04-20 01:20:23

From: Victoria, BC
Registered: 2007-08-28
Posts: 2601

Re: "Jewels" of energy

Are jewels similar to colories?

Hatching new language, one eggcorn at a time.



#3 2011-04-20 02:25:24

From: Spain
Registered: 2009-08-15
Posts: 428

Re: "Jewels" of energy

Jewels seem very elitist compared to the more democratic:

I was going to put a 12 vote alternator where the back wheel goes and use it to charge a 12 vote battery

On the plain in Spain where it mainly rains.



Board footer

Powered by PunBB
PunBB is © 2002–2005 Rickard Andersson
Individual posters retain the copyright to their posts.

RSS feeds: active topicsall new posts