I had lunch today with Bryan Caskey at his club.
We’d had drinks at my club recently, so it was his turn.
We talked about the kinds of things gentlemen talk about at real gentlemen’s clubs (as opposed to the trashy kind) — politics, whether one can actually travel ’round the world in 80 days, shooting for sport, etc. Then in the middle of the shooting part, I noticed his shotgun-shell tie.
So I thought it only right to share it here.
Then we went back to harrumphing about those political chaps, most of them vile Whigs and Jacobins, don’t you know…
My mother gave me that tie. She’s pretty handy with a shotgun, herself.
Shotgun *shells,* no?
Correct. Shotguns take shells. Rifles and pistols take cartridges. Modern ones, anyway.
Bullets are just part of the cartridge. Shells contain “shot”.
Your correct use of the terminology is appreciated.
For the first time I can remember I’m glad the sons-in-law don’t read this blog. They’d be asking for one for Christmas, or the first gift giving occasion they could think of.