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  1. #27
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    Mines a slang word I came up with as a kid - Gription. It's like traction, but only with your hands. Anytime I'm working with something slippery and can't get a good grip I'll say I can't get any gription on it.

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    The "Board of Education" had an entirely different meaning back then..........

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    Quote Originally Posted by StingrayHH View Post
    Mines a slang word I came up with as a kid - Gription. It's like traction, but only with your hands. Anytime I'm working with something slippery and can't get a good grip I'll say I can't get any gription on it.
    OK. That's acceptable. Plus, you get extra points for originality.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stamas View Post
    The "Board of Education" had an entirely different meaning back then..........
    If it's the same one we had, it was a 6" wide hickory (or oak) paddle.

    And, people weren't afraid to use it when necessary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the dangling wrangler View Post
    OK. That's acceptable. Plus, you get extra points for originality.
    The funny thing is, you'll probably use it now that you've heard it

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    Quote Originally Posted by StingrayHH View Post
    The funny thing is, you'll probably use it now that you've heard it
    As long as you don't trademark it I will.

  7. #33
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    Not exactly slang but here are some old expression used where I use to work before I retired. I didn’t use the ones that would get me banned.

    “Work you like a borrowed Mule.”
    “Nervous as a long tail cat in a room full of rocking chairs.”
    “That boy is a brick shy of a full load.”
    “I ain’t got a dog in that fight.”
    “No skin off my nose.”
    “He is lazier than an old yellar Dog.”
    “Don’t cut off your nose to spite your face.”
    “If wishes were Horses then beggars would ride.”
    “I wasn’t born yesterday.”
    “Around here you’re only going to find Sympathy in the dictionary.”
    “Do I need to read to you chapter one verses 1 thru 10 from the Book of Life?”
    “Well that’s another brick for the pathway of good intentions”
    “If you don’t think God has a sense of humor, explain to him how you have planned your day.”
    “Well if you are going to convince me of that, I hope you packed us both a lunch.”

  8. #34
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom R View Post
    Not exactly slang but here are some old expression used where I use to work before I retired. I didn’t use the ones that would get me banned.

    “Work you like a borrowed Mule.”
    “Nervous as a long tail cat in a room full of rocking chairs.”
    “That boy is a brick shy of a full load.”
    “I ain’t got a dog in that fight.”
    “No skin off my nose.”
    “He is lazier than an old yellar Dog.”
    “Don’t cut off your nose to spite your face.”
    “If wishes were Horses then beggars would ride.”
    “I wasn’t born yesterday.”
    “Around here you’re only going to find Sympathy in the dictionary.”
    “Do I need to read to you chapter one verses 1 thru 10 from the Book of Life?”
    “Well that’s another brick for the pathway of good intentions”
    “If you don’t think God has a sense of humor, explain to him how you have planned your day.”
    “Well if you are going to convince me of that, I hope you packed us both a lunch.”
    Those will work.
    We're easy here.

  9. #35
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    Giphofinator (ge-phof-in-ator)

    as in: "OH my, that guy just got hit in the Giphofinator, thats got to hurt"


    One of the Buffalo Bills announcers made that up about 10-15 years ago when Jim Kelly got hit in the nuts....but you can't say that on TV, so he made up that word.

    The spelling is purely a guess
    BEING AN ADULT

    is the dumbest thing I have ever done

  10. #36
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    Having a blast = A good time


    Boss = Cool


    Bread = Money


    Church Key = Bottle opener


    Gum Ball Machine = Cop Car


    Split = Leave

    I'll think of more. I hardly ever use any of these though. But have in the not too distant past. Heck, maybe I'll start again.

  11. #37
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    po-po the police, not one I ever used.

    at last job if an install looked good it was "factory"

    craptastic- really crappy

    if something was messed up by the last guy, and kept breaking as I tried to fix it- it had jackleg cooties- I made that one up one day

    memiorgraph- early photocopier/ printer

    stomp a mudhole in you and walk it dry



    was doing some reading lately and saw some old terms from obselete technology-
    - belted up to the flywheel (I assume referring to the old drive wheels in the ceiling of factories with water power w/ belts transferring power to machinery)
    - broke it open on the throw of the engine ( put an object where the crankshaft of a recriprocating steam engine would catch it against the foundation of the engine?)
    Col 3:23


    questions asked, answers received, ignorance abated

  12. #38
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    Haven't heard "gotta make a trip to the two holer" in a while.

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    hussmann

    anyone have any tech info on a lbf8 as in does it use a fan to blow air past evap core

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