Skeleton crew mans online dinghyby Ryn Gargulinski on May. 28, 2009, under Local, Special
Here at TucsonCitizen.com we try to honor reader requests – as long as the requests don’t involve sticking sharp objects in our eyes or playing in traffic.
The term “skeleton crew” has been kicking around for some reason, with several folks pointing out such a concept was right up my alley.
Then this request popped up:
“Time for some artwork of the skeleton crew, Ryn Gargulinski?”
I couldn’t resist.
The use of the word “skeleton” to mean “bare outline” was first recorded in 1607, according to the Online Etymology Dictionary.
Terms using this meaning popped up soon after, such as skeleton key and skeleton crew.
I’d hate to meet someone with a skeleton brain.
Have you ever worked on a skeleton crew? Did you enjoy it? Did it creep you out?
What are the benefits and drawbacks?