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Random "BB" Epiphany..

Discussion in 'General Slingshot Talk' started by JMac9, Feb 25, 2021.

By JMac9 on Feb 25, 2021 at 10:17 PM
  1. JMac9

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    I gave my brother a slingshot and a tube full of 1/4" steel ammo the other night and was talking to my him today about his target practice, and he said "I have BBs all over my floor." ..and I asked why he was shooting BBs.
    He said " Because that's what you gave me to shoot."

    ..it was in that instant that I strongly suspected that BB was short for Ball Bearing. Not just the .177 caliber size ammunition. [emoji38] ..im fiddy-freakin'-five.

    Ball Bearings.. Lordy.. [​IMG]

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Discussion in 'General Slingshot Talk' started by JMac9, Feb 25, 2021.

    1. StringSlap

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      Truth is, the term BB as it is normally applied to BB guns, comes from size BB lead bird shot. But I think an abbreviation for ball bearing is also valid!
       
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      I suppose I should have googled the actual etymology of it. Lol.. So much for an enlightening moment of clarity. [emoji38]

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      I don’t care who you are, that’s funny right there, LOL


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      Word.. Lol

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      C'mon, guys.. It's all ball bearings these days. [emoji38][​IMG]

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