So when Newton said this thing about playing on the seashore, was he being metaphorical? Or was he being [*clears throat*] littoral? pic.twitter.com/KSPH02soAJ— Adam Roberts (@arrroberts) September 13, 2017
He was being figurative, Adam. He was, wait for it...you know it's coming... the original Fig Newton. https://t.co/96A3ImOcRq— Bill Benzon (@bbenzon) September 13, 2017
His friends called him "Fig".
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Pro tip: Look at all the set-up that required. What's it doing? What's in doing in the mind, in the brain? And what was Germ's Choice doing with all those portmanteau's.