What language are the words înşuruba, păcăli and şurub?
- Looking at the page history, it appears they're Romanian. I've noted it in the article, but it would be nice if one of our Romanian-speakers could verify it. -- Ortonmc 22:17, 18 Dec 2003 (UTC)
"A (usually) metal fastener consisting of a shank partially or completely threaded shank, sometimes with a threaded point, and a head used to both hold the top material and to drive the screw either directly into a soft material or into a prepared hole."
Screws are often plastic, sometimes wood or other decorative material. Many 'bolts' are called screws. A screw drive is usually a threaded shaft.
--Wikidity (talk) 00:48, 19 September 2013 (UTC)
Slang for sexual intercourse -> EtymologyEdit
I'm curious to know how this word became slang for sexual intercourse. I was checking here to get my answer; I guess I'll have to look somewhere else! :( In the meantime (and in case I can't find!), would someone be so kind as to tell me? Thanks in advance...
CielProfond 20:00, 24 December 2008 (UTC)
This etymology uncertain, contested by Kluge. Internal Germanic, perhaps related to Greek "koryphe:
alternate usage / etymologyEdit
The (transitive verb) 'put the screws to' or 'tighten the screw on' someone, originally referred to use of a torture device called a "Thumbscrew", but now means to extort, force, or compel someone.--Wikidity (talk) 00:20, 19 September 2013 (UTC)