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Is slow burn the new light years?

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All Legend
10 Year Member
Seems like I'm hearing a lot of slow burn these days. Has that replaced light years? A light year is a super-dee-duper long time, and multiple light years is a multiple of that. So someone tell me about this new slow burn deal.


Amazingly Humble
10 Year Member

Flat Water

2 Year Member
My favorite mis-used expression of this type is the term "quantum leap." A "quantum" is the smallest amount of energy you can have, and a quantum leap is the smallest possible change in an electron's energy. So a quantum leap means an incredibly small change (although a discontinuous change, which is where the word "leap" comes in). But somehow in ordinary conversation it started to mean a huge change - exactly the opposite of the original meaning. So if someone says we will make a quantum leap next year, they'll likely be right according to at least one of the definitions!
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