This stream of consiousness playfulness, sent me on an exploration of can in the dictionary. Can is a fabulous word. It has been around since the 12th century.
This stream of can sent me on an exploration in the Meriam Webster dictionary. Can is a fabulous word. Look.
“Can as a transitive verb
obsolete : KNOW, UNDERSTAND
archaic : to be able to do, make, or accomplish
Can as an intransitive verb
archaic : to have knowledge or skill
Can as an auxiliary verb
Can as a noun
A usually cylindrical receptacle:
JAIL The cops threw him in the can.
TOILET Sitting on the can
b: BATHROOM SENSE He locked himself in the can and wouldn’t come out.
4: BUTTOCKS He needs a kick in the can.
5: DESTROYER SENSE served on a can during the battle
HEADPHONE —usually pluralYou don’t realize just how noisy it is inside a plane until you put on a good pair of noise-cancelling headphones … . I generally leave the noise-cancelling cans on even when I’m not listening to anything at all—the relative quiet makes a long trip less stressful.— Steven Morgenstern
.In the can of a film or videotape : completed and ready for release
Can as a verb
And guess what, a Canadian is called a Can!
Lastly, be positive like Thomas the little engine: “I think I can, I think I can”.
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