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It should be a "Head-Up Display" not a "Heads-Up Display". Unless our readers have more then one head to get up? She 15:24, 25 September 2010 (UTC)


In the case that you aren't joking, the term "heads-up" first appeared in the Washington Post in
November, 1914 as a baseball and football term used to warn and make alert fellow teammates of an incoming
fly ball or pass of the ball. A plethora of other potentially more dangerous professions, such as
construction, mining, and those with a militaristic focus, began adopting it as a method of advanced
warning of impending danger.
Once the abilities of technology advanced to a certain point, visually-focused automated systems designed
to warn and inform the otherwise unaware user of predetermined danger and threat adopted the phrase as its
namesake.
So when someone says "heads up" to an individual, they aren't implying that he or she is Cerberus, but
that he or she should exercise caution and/or take heed with ample deftness to counter either an assumed or
described situational threat immediately or in the near future.
In the case that you are joking, then I can see where you are coming from. lol
Further reading:
http://tinyurl.com/princeton-headsup
http://tinyurl.com/phrases-co-uk-headsup
Yokouno 02:28, 16 November 2010 (UTC)


Is there a multi-lunguage translatability project going on? All the links on the main page to me bring me to /wiki/en/catagory:etc which have no text on them. Jerynh 12:45, 7 September 2011 (CDT)

  • EDIT* Okay...now they work... Jerynh 12:46, 7 September 2011 (CDT)
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