Some time back, I related the story of Carl hitting a stob while trail riding on his bike.
And not everyone knows what a ‘stob’ is.
I offered a written description, but I promised that I’d photograph one at some point and here it is.
Perfect example of a stob. I missed it, went back, photographed it for you, then though that you needed some scale, so I tossed down all the money I had on me, and now you can see the size of a textbook-grade stob.
The word itself may have started as ‘stub’ of course, or maybe it even changed from ‘stump’ over a number of iterations. Online, it says,
1.a broken branch or a stump.”And it says it came from Middle English. Hm. So Shakespeare might have known what a ‘stob’ was.
And there may be variations around the country where the term has morphed this way or that. Feel free to let me know what you call such a thing.