Hi all, I needed to give my mind a break from all this maths, and as it tends to do it mind went for a wander.
Where it went I'll never know but what it came back it wanted to know about the expression 'Hit and Miss'.
This started when I went up to feed the chooks this morning. It started thinking that their egg laying is a bit hit and miss atm (but at least they are laying).
Then it started wondering if the term hit and miss had anything to do with the old hit and miss 4 stroke engines that I loved to listen to as a kid.
Therefore I now find myself writing about the phrase 'hit and miss' usually prefaced by, it's a bit hit and miss isn't it?
Well after about an hour searching on the web the only reference to the origin of 'hit and miss' I could find is with Dictionary.com which says origin 1895-1900 which places it at the same time as the appearance of these engines.
So I'm now probably none the wiser on the origins of hit and miss but I did enjoy watching the videos of these old engines and after all thease years thanks to the first video now know how they work.
If you are really keen on hit and miss engines then Wikipedia (hit and miss engine) has lots of info for you to look at.
Here is another one just for fun.
Cheers and bye for now