So it proved this morning, when Our Lass was reading a magazine article about the fear of childbirth, or tokophobia (from the Greek tokos meaning childbirth).
My interest was piqued by the fact that in my own line of work, Toko are a Japanese company manufacturing inductors i.e. things that induce (in this case, voltage in an electronic circuit). These components should not be confused with anything that happens after, say, 42 weeks of labour. That's a very different form of induction. There's no voltage involved, though the air can be highly charged, apparently.
|Photo courtesy of the website of BEC Distribution Ltd (Franchised distributors of TOKO components)|
The thought processes involved in the above have made me realise that my brilliant idea for Our Lass and I to swap jobs for 24 hours is probably not one of my better ones.