A Word I Like

I was riding in this morning in Timmy the Beast when I thought about a word I really like. The word is so appropriate to describe not only what it is, but it describes so well the action that the word invokes.

The word is throttle. The word is so powerful to me.

I always watch the Shuttle launches even though I think it is a colossal waste of money. I wait until the Shuttle has cleared the thickest part of the atmosphere and they send a message to the astronauts, “Go for throttle up”. At that point they release the maximum power to continue their journey into orbit.

Unfortunately it was that command that preceded the destruction of the Challenger back in the 80’s.

Throttle….now that’s a word.