Posted by Miri Barak on March 18, 2004
In Reply to: Re: "Comfort factor" posted by Henry on March 18, 2004
: : It is said about our dinosaur Pod when he encounters other kind of dinosaurs::
: : Luckily for them, Pod's instinct to avoid their kind is too deeply ingrained.
: : Feeling no *comfort factor*, he withdraws. As an added precaution, Pod puts some daylight between himself and the odd-sized animals.
Thank you Henry,you
: : My question: What does he mean by comfort factor", somehow it doen't make sense here.
: : Thank you very much
: : By the way I have a problem also with "put some daylight between himself..." but I stills have'nt try to dig into it.
: Comfort factor is a safety margin.
: "Put daylight between" means to create a clear gap between two things. A phrase popular recently in politics was to create/put/keep clear blue water between the policies of one party and another to show that they were different.
Thank you Henry you helped me immensely.