Flat screen TVs have been around for years. They are no longer rare, expensive or status symbols. They are not worth mentioning.
|What is "the size of a Volkswagen?"|
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Michael Desmond recently wrote that a Fujitsu scanner is "about the size of a breadbox."
Breadboxes were common in 1955-era kitchens, and most people back then knew they were big enough to hold two loaves of bread. In 2012, many people have never even seen a breadbox (but they are available at Target).
Also, be careful if you refer to "the turn of the century." Most uses seem to refer to the 1900 changeover, but we had a much more recent turn of the century.
(photo of old Beetle is from Robert Couse-Baker. VW van photo is from AutoEvolution.com. TV pix are from Panasonic. Bread box is from Tar-zjay. Thanks.)