Re: USAGE: glittering gold (was: phat/vet/fat)
|From:||John Cowan <jcowan@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, July 14, 2002, 7:57|
Christian Thalmann scripsit:
> Though I find myself wondering about the truth in that statement...
> most metals only appear as oxides in nature, but gold as a "noble
> metal" is rather chemically inert... "nuggets" are natural
> formations, right?
Yes, but they don't *glitter*. You want glittering, go for mica
or iron pyrite ("fool's gold").
I am a member of a civilization. --David Brin