A medical helicopter ferrying a patient from the South Rim crashed with another helicopter, six people dead. How awful.
I just learned what a swamper was, at least in a fire-fighting sense, from Junger's "Fire":"Each sawyer is assigned a swamper, who pulls the brush out of the way and throws it well outside the line."Maybe it's an all-purpose Action West term for "second in command"?
Check it out, from m-w.com. But what I want to know if why it means assistant. Will keep looking. swamperMain Entry:swamp·er Pronunciation:\ˈswäm-pər, ˈswȯm-\Function:nounDate:17751 a: an inhabitant of swamps or lowlands b: one familiar with swampy terrain2: a general assistant : handyman, helper
As in, the one who swamps the place at the end of the day (swabs the floor). Been there, done that. Is there any way you can keep this video from launching every time I hit the page? Kind of annoying. (Or is it my computer that's doing this?)
Oh there is definitely a way! Do I know it? uh... let's see...
Whoa, that was easy. Learn something new every day.
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