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Good News, Everyone! [Dec. 22nd, 2013|12:37 pm]
Good news! Traffic boners are being reduced!

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[User Picture]From: schnee
2013-12-23 10:28 am (UTC)
So, what did "traffic boner" use to mean?
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[User Picture]From: quasiskunk
2013-12-23 06:49 pm (UTC)
"Boner" was short for bone-headed. Still, sort of the same meaning as we use it today. Unless you're talking about the idiot kid on Family Ties.

But, like the movie said,
"I do not think it means what you think it means". I can't fathom why they would use it in that context: someone else's mistake has no relation to stop n go traffic efficiency.
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[User Picture]From: schnee
2013-12-23 06:50 pm (UTC)
Ah, thanks!
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[User Picture]From: patch_bunny
2013-12-23 09:16 pm (UTC)
Surely you've seen the Joker's boner in Batman #66?

You can find page scans on-line if you look. It is a comic that truly hasn't aged well.
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[User Picture]From: nicodemusrat
2013-12-25 06:14 am (UTC)
Oooooh my. No, hadn't seen his boner-- err, I mean, that issue. Ahem. :)
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