Oh this crazy language of ours! This morning as my husband asked me how to spell the word wound, as in the result of an action; I answered W O U N D. So he quickly typed the word down and looked for the synonym and it came up wound ... as in being hurt, injury, lesion. But I was pretty sure I was right so I searched about winding a watch to find the word wound. This is what I found: "The fully-wound mainspring in a typical watch can store enough energy reserve for ... walking was necessary to wind the watch sufficiently for eight days ... "
When the synonym had no mention of over winding a watch I got to second guessing myself and wondering if I had the correct spelling so I said maybe it's w-o-n-d ... WOND (1400 AM) is a news/talk radio station in Pleasantville, New Jersey. I was wrong again! So I said try wand. Well that came up as a magical stick, and I knew it would. Here I was right the first time but went into the guessing game because of this crazy lanuage of ours. When you think of it "to wind a watch" is spelled the same as wind - the bulk movement of air, air in action. So after all this time (or is that thyme) searching and laughing about our language he wrote down the words "ended up" instead. And that my dear friends is how it all wound up!