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#141 rmvw guy

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Posted 18 December 2012 - 08:48 AM

Thanks Scale-Master.

#142 Davemodeltech

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Posted 18 December 2012 - 11:46 AM

 

The  "X" comes from the Greek letter Chi, which is the first letter of the Greek word Χριστός, translated as "Christ"

That's all Greek to me ! :huh:



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Posted 18 December 2012 - 02:39 PM

Channellocks - a term used for almost all generic slip joint pliers, but a term that is registered as a trademark by Channellock, Inc., my employer for the last 31 years. incidentally, the blue color on Chabnnellock tools is also a registered trademark, and has been proven in court, refering to a certain shade of blue in the color spectrum, and extending to several shades on either side of it. Incidentally, when I started at Channellock in 1980, just about all hand tools sold by Sears (Craftsman) were manufactured by Channellock, until the business went to China....There is NO 'Sears' factory, they have ALL their products 'farmed out' so to speak.

Actually that is only partially true.  Channellock made most of the griping tools(pliers etc.)  For the 15 years I have worked at Sears, most of the forged Craftsman tools like wrenches and sockets had a source code from Danaher.  It is unfortunate that in the last few years they have been outsourced to China.  Darned shame too.  The old Craftsman tools had a quality feel to them that you couldn't get from China.  Just another way our great leader Eddy Lampert has put his stamp on Sears.  Taking a great name and tool and trashing it for a few cents more in his pocket.  When I first started working at Sears we use to get a lot of people from Europe and Asia come in a buy "Made in USA" tools.  You have to wonder how much it costs Sears to sell a wrench that costs a little bit less because it is made some were else.  Sad.



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Posted 18 December 2012 - 02:58 PM

Very sad indeed. ^



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Posted 18 December 2012 - 08:03 PM

It is more of a situation but it really rattles my cage when someone invents a word that is kind of like another word just to make them sound smarter or know more than they do.  Example: On a number of home improvement shows I have noticed that when someone is gluing something togeather  rather than saying " I am going to glue these two boards togeather with adheasive." there are a couple of people that have started saying " I am going to adheed these two boards togeather." as is adheasive adheeds things.  Just makes the hair on the back of my neck stand up.  Brrrrrrrr!



#146 Kit Basher

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Posted 19 December 2012 - 03:32 AM

" I am going to adheed these two boards togeather." as is adheasive adheeds things.  Just makes the hair on the back of my neck stand up.  Brrrrrrrr!

 

What makes it worse is that an adhesive "adheres" things together, not "adheeds". I agree that people who use big words incorrectly to sound smart actually sound dumb!



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Posted 19 December 2012 - 03:40 AM

I think you are misunderestimating the severility of the circumstantiation. :)

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Posted 19 December 2012 - 03:42 AM

I think you are misunderestimating the severility of the circumstantiation. :)

 

Good one, Mike. :lol:



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Posted 19 December 2012 - 03:45 AM

"OLD FASHIONED"   :wacko:



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Posted 19 December 2012 - 04:36 AM

"Me and Bubba went to the bar."  "Santa gave my brother and I a present."  AAAAAaaaaaargh!



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Posted 19 December 2012 - 06:05 AM

how about honest lawyer....



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Posted 19 December 2012 - 07:42 AM

"Me and Bubba went to the bar."  "Santa gave my brother and I a present."  AAAAAaaaaaargh!

Ah yes, the old "I vs. me" conundrum that a lot of people have trouble with. 



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Posted 19 December 2012 - 11:50 AM

"It is, What it is"         :P  Ok then tell me what is it?!



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Posted 19 December 2012 - 11:53 AM

"It is, What it is"         :P  Ok then tell me what is it?!

 

That depends on what "is" is.



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Posted 19 December 2012 - 02:38 PM

 

That depends on what "is" is.

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 01:50 AM

I keep seeing people talking about "styrene" in reference to model kits.  Styrene is a volatile liquid; I'd be surprised if anyone really has large quantities of styrene in their house.  The word you are looking for is polystyrene.

 

Before anyone says "it's just an abbreviation" - no, that would be 'styrene.



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Posted 21 December 2012 - 06:52 AM

This isn't a touchy term, but about 50% of all misspellings I notice are covered by "lose" being spelled l-o-o-s-e. I think you will agree those are two very different things...To lose a girl to a breakup is different than breaking up because she's loose. :)  



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Posted 21 December 2012 - 07:48 AM

This isn't a touchy term, but about 50% of all misspellings I notice are covered by "lose" being spelled l-o-o-s-e. I think you will agree those are two very different things...To lose a girl to a breakup is different than breaking up because she's loose. :)  

 

 

:lol:  :lol:   Well put, Tom.  Also one of my pet peeves. 



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Posted 21 December 2012 - 08:07 AM

 

 

:lol:  :lol:   Well put, Tom.  Also one of my pet peeves. 

 

Your not alone, their are others who feel the same way...   :lol:



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Posted 21 December 2012 - 08:17 AM

 

Your not alone, their are others who feel the same way...   :lol:

 

 

Your write.  Me and my frenz feel the same weigh.  You're grip sez it awl.