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(Smithsonian Magazine)   Band-Aids are a hundred years old. No, not the ones in the back of your Meemaw's bathroom cabinet   (smithsonianmag.com) divider line
    More: Interesting, Adhesive bandage, First aid, inventor of the Band-Aid, Band-Aid, Johnson employee Earle Dickson, Creativity, Invention, strip of gauze  
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2020-09-23 5:34:18 AM  
ADHESIVE bandaids are 100

The concept of wrapping a wound is as old as time
 
2020-09-23 6:34:08 AM  
The inventor was posthumously inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2017-he passed away in 1961 after a long career with Johnson & Johnson.

For the next couple of decades it was "Here comes Dixon.  See how long it takes him to work 'I invented the Band-Aid' into the meeting. Damn one-trick pony."
 
2020-09-23 7:03:20 AM  
We need more Warren references.  Excellent job
 
2020-09-23 8:11:16 AM  
I find bandages are still mostly useless on your hands if you need to actually use your hands for anything. They get wet and come off.

Gloves don't work for me either. They always break and get water on the inside. I have no idea how people manage to do jobs where gloves are required. I worked one night at a factory screwing lids onto conditioner bottles, and I was given one pair of those thin latex gloves to wear the entire night, and by the end of my shift there was nothing left of them but a few tattered strips.
 
2020-09-23 9:03:11 AM  
WTF is a meemaw?
 
2020-09-23 9:04:28 AM  

CrazyGerbilLady: I find bandages are still mostly useless on your hands if you need to actually use your hands for anything. They get wet and come off.


There are some good waterproof Band-Aids out now that can take being wet for quite a while.
 
2020-09-23 9:25:06 AM  
WTF is a meemaw?
 
2020-09-23 10:06:53 AM  
beep beep beep

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2020-09-23 10:14:54 AM  

Stephen_Falken: WTF is a meemaw?


It's a seesaw with a speech impediment, but that's not important right now.
 
2020-09-23 11:39:42 AM  

Stephen_Falken: WTF is a meemaw?


She's  married to your Peepaw.
 
2020-09-23 12:05:01 PM  
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2020-09-23 5:43:04 PM  

maxis_mydog: Stephen_Falken: WTF is a meemaw?

She's  married to your Peepaw.


OK I'll bite, WTF is a Peepaw? Is this a Native American thing from New Mexico?
 
2020-09-23 10:13:25 PM  

Stephen_Falken: WTF is a meemaw?



came here to ask the exact same question
 
2020-09-23 10:15:58 PM  

SoundOfOneHandWanking: Stephen_Falken: WTF is a meemaw?


came here to ask the exact same question


"Meemaw" and "papaw" are interchangeable with grandma and grandpa, respectively.

My brother's kids refer to my parents this way, but we never did that with our grandparents.  Odd, that.  Maybe got it from my sister-in-law?
 
2020-09-23 10:17:21 PM  

Stephen_Falken: maxis_mydog: Stephen_Falken: WTF is a meemaw?

She's  married to your Peepaw.

OK I'll bite, WTF is a Peepaw? Is this a Native American thing from New Mexico?


They're variations of grandma and grandpa (if you honestly weren't sure).

Growing up all my cousins called our grandparents Mamaw (pronounced ma'am awww) and papaw (the first a is hard, the second is long). My mom was very ashamed of her West Virginia riots and insisted we call them grandpa and grandma.
 
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