From the “I Already Knew That” department of redundancy comes this headline on Yahoo! News:
It’s pretty safe to say that if someone created a slide it was a DIY (do-it-yourself) slide. But, thanks for the info.
I’d like to say that the article is a bit of an improvement over the headline, but I can’t. I’m familiar with the idiom “to the tune of,” but have never seen or heard it used to describe an approximate length. But what do I know? I’ll tell you what I know: I know that a luge is a sled or the sport involving a sled. It is not a water slide as this writer alleges:
I also know the builder of the water slide tried to keep his costs low. And he did it by using wooden pallets:
He did not use palettes. This is a palette:
What he used were pallets, which look something like this: