Miscalibrated Internet Receptor Stalks

Is This a Footprint, or Bootprint?

Saturday afternoons are for musing about history, symbols, semantics, and space, right?

It seemed oddly fitting that Blaze was posting about English grammar at the same time I was pondering the symbolic naming of one of the most iconic images from the the Apollo 11 moon landings.


Scientifically, this is undeniably a boot print. Yet it's universally labeled as a more poetic footprint, even in the no-nonsense NASA archives. Why?

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