It’s a freestanding platform that’s usually at precisely the wrong height for most people that’s slightly at a declining angle allows a person to place their papers and things on it where they stay just long enough to suddenly be on the floor about 15 feet away.\–
Podiums are used daily. Per Diem. Podium.
That’s why it’s confusing. It used to only mean “standing on a podium” – like winners, 1 2 3, but at some point it acquired the same meaning as lectern.
I blame NASCAR.
I think you’re right! If you stand behind a podium and talk, people will think you’re worth listening to and that’s a happy feeling. I’m going to buy a podium now and change my life!
Me too. Also, protection against stray bullets in case of America. Solid choice.
I have my own imaginary dystopian futures and they involve never knowing if your neighbor or the person you meet on the street next might have had a bad day or a bad life and my face needs to be wiped out violently.
While there’s other means to that end (see acid), none are as quick, clean, portable and as effective to that task.