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    Quote Originally Posted by zbenson View Post
    anyone have any tech info on a lbf8 as in does it use a fan to blow air past evap core
    Are you sure you posted in the right thread?
    This is a thread about old slang words people still use.

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    Drop a dime ( make a phone call)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Murphcoair View Post
    Drop a dime ( make a phone call)
    Different parts of the country, drop a dime, means to rat somebody out.
    Gotta be careful using that one.

    http://www.urbandictionary.com/defin...rm=drop+a+dime

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    Dog and pony show= An elaborate presentation orchestrated to gain approval, as for a policy or product.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the dangling wrangler View Post
    Dog and pony show= An elaborate presentation orchestrated to gain approval, as for a policy or product.
    as in a HVAC sales pitch
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    Quote Originally Posted by jmac00 View Post
    as in a HVAC sales pitch
    Well, I guess it could be.
    I was thinkin' more like a used car salesman though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the dangling wrangler View Post
    Well, I guess it could be.
    I was thinkin' more like a used car salesman though.
    I understand what you're saying.

    But back when, we used to use the term when indicating some staged event, elaborate formal procedure, ceremony, etc that was meant to copy "the real deal", but which was a pretty poor imitation ... but thought good enough by those staging it to impress the dumb local yokels.

    i.e. The old dog and pony shows that'd put on their shows in little towns too small for a real circus to visit. Real low rent, low budget events trying hard to imitate a real circus ... going through all the motions to at least pretend they were just like the real thing.

    For what its worth, I can remember that as a youth I attended a couple such. They billed themselves as a "circus", but grandpa called em dog and pony shows. However, we still went. Fact was, wasn't likely we'd see anything better locally. Back in that time and place, there wasn't much for local entertainment, so it didn't take much to draw a local crowd.

    Chuckle, it came to my attention, even at my youthful age at the time, that the basic formula for such a dog and pony show to attract the adult men ... so that they'd bring their families ... was pretty simple. Have lots of beer to sell at a reasonable price ... and have a few reasonably pretty ladies on staff dressed in not so much. Not so much, for the time. Dresses that ended above the knees, or exotic gypsy skirts slit up the sides, or a costume equivalent to the standard (conservative) one piece swimsuit of today. In that time and place, adult men RARELY ever had a chance to see much skin on a female they weren't married to. They'd drag the family to the dog and pony show ... just for that.

    Anyway, I've always thought of a used car salesman more as a flimflam man or snake oil salesman.

    Terms I still use to this day. Have had to explain them to my kids and grand kids, tho.
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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.
    Where I work we've been using gription for several years. Also have another one- toolage. "I'm gonna get some toolage and go on the roof and check that blue oval box again"
    Nemo me impune lacessit.

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    Rozzers - police, few people seem to know what it means, might be a word i learnt from my gran.

    Winging it - either working/driving really fast or not having a clue what you're doing and hoping no one will find out.

    Sorted - anything that has worked out well or is finished.

    Tidy - anything thats worked out well or some other good fortune/good news, think this is Welsh in origin.

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    Panther piss - WD40
    Rue Goldberg fix - half-arse repair
    light a shuck - leave (think I saw it mentioned)
    Thermostat removal tool - HAMMER
    50-50 AC - roll windows down half way and drive 50mph
    plug nickel - not worth anything
    Hungy enought to eat the south end of a north bound cow
    So hungry my stomach thinks my throat's been slit

    Sorry, could think of single word, just phrases..
    Don't worry zombies are looking for brains, you're safe...

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    Jaw jackin' - Talking too much

    Spend a dollar to save ten cents - pointless repairs or work that will only cost more than it's worth

    That don't pass the sniff test - Something about the situation just doesn't feel right.
    (The wise men of modern thought) adore a god made of putty or of wax - plastic, effeminate, molluscous, with no masculine faculty about him, and no quality that entitles him to the respect of just and honest men, for a being who cannot be angry at wrongdoing is destitute of one of the essential virtues, and a moral Ruler who is not angry with the wicked, and who refuses to punish crime, is not divine. ---Spurgeon

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    6 in one hand, half dozen in the other. (it's the same thing)

    tight as a banjo string. (just means something is tight.)

    Get it done son.

    I call my girl "the little lady".
    "Better tell the sandman to stay away, because we're gonna be workin on this one all night."

    "Dude, you need more than 2 wires to a condenser to run a 2 stage heatpump."

    "Just get it done son."

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    my bad

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    screaming blue murder- very noisy

    an old marine customer said something looked "sanitary" when he liked it.
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