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.
The "Board of Education" had an entirely different meaning back then..........
OK. That's acceptable. Plus, you get extra points for originality.
Originally Posted by StingrayHH
If it's the same one we had, it was a 6" wide hickory (or oak) paddle.
Originally Posted by Stamas
And, people weren't afraid to use it when necessary.
The funny thing is, you'll probably use it now that you've heard it
Originally Posted by the dangling wrangler
As long as you don't trademark it I will.
Originally Posted by StingrayHH
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.
Originally Posted by Tom R
We're easy here.
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
I think my guardian angel drinks
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.
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?)
questions asked, answers received, ignorance abated
Haven't heard "gotta make a trip to the two holer" in a while.
anyone have any tech info on a lbf8 as in does it use a fan to blow air past evap core