Sunday 21 June 2009

A Slew of Definitions

Saw this wonderful sign on a building site in Leicester at the weekend. So I checked up 'slewing' in the dictionary. There are various possibilities


Redirecting the beam of a fixed antenna array by changing the relative phases of the signals feeding the antenna elements[this sounds like something out of a Science Fiction novel]

Being somewhat drunk [quite likely for many people in Leicester on a Friday night]

Moving obliquely or sideways, usually in an uncontrolled manner

[this is probably the correct one]

Old Joke - A young Anglican curate was at a Conference, where dress was informal. He was concerned that he might not recognise the VIPs. "How do I know which ones are Bishops?" he asked a friend "Oh that's easy - the bishops always move diagonally!"

New Thought - could a renegade bishop therefore be said to be guilty of slewing?


  1. Funny! Don't you love to play around with words?

  2. Oh what a lovely picture that conjures up....a whole room of Bishops moving gracefully diagonally!

  3. I recently came across your blog and have been reading about antenna array. I thought I would leave my first comment. I dont know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.


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