And now for something completely different...... I was reading another forum and saw a word. Suddenly it snapped on me... is THIS where this word comes from? In a British website I saw the word "padlock". Now... why do we call a padlock a "PAD lock"? I suddenly remembered that a thief is cometimes called a "foot pad" in certain cultures. Does anyone know if the "pad" in "padlock" comes from the "pad" in "foot pad"? Enough! I'm ready for a long weekend.