Sunday, February 19, 2012

Pistil & Pistol

-il – the ovule/seed-producing reproductive organ of a flower. Named for its resemblance to a pestle.
-ol – handgun; though sometimes defined as a subset of handguns in which the chamber and barrel are integrated into a single unit. Of course, if you find someone willing to nitpick this point with you, that's probably a discussion you should back slowly away from.