tin


  1. tin: a metal “Tin is a chemical element with the symbol Sn (Latin: Stannum) and atomic number 50. It is a main group metal in group 14 of the periodic table.”
  2. tin toys: classic toys made of tin
  3. Tin Toy(1988): an early Pixar short film featuring animate toys and a drooly baby
  4. tintype: a early type of photograph printed on metal (typically iron) plates
  5. Tintin: a character from a series of comic books
  6. Rin Tin Tin: a German Shepard (or several) of fiction and TV
  7. Pushing Tin (1999) A movie about air traffic controllers starring John Cusack
  8. tin: another name for a can used to hold food, e.g. a tin of beans
  9. tin foil: what aluminum foil is commonly called
  10. tin: a traditional material for gifts in honor of a 10th wedding anniversary

Had I been more organized, many of those items might have made good gifts to get John for our 10th anniversary. Which is today. Instead, I may have to give him a wad of aluminum foil and a tin of green beans.

Happy anniversary, John!

12 thoughts on “tin

  1. my tin ear – the reason my husband pretended not to remember all the words to Auld Lang Syne when I wanted to sing it.

    What is the 19th anniversary gift? Could it be nothing? Because that’s what I gave my dear husband on 12/29 for our 19th.

    (For the record, he gave me Van Gogh magnets and a leather bound blank book with handmade paper that is just too nice to ever write anything in.)

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