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Discussion in 'Digital Cameras' started by Tony Cooper, Jan 23, 2014.

  1. Tony Cooper

    Sandman Guest

    Ok, then Mr Clarke sent me off on a wild goose chase, since it was he who
    said that the Stillson was called monkey wrench due to appearance (still
    quoted above).
     
    Sandman, Jan 26, 2014
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  2. Tony Cooper

    Sandman Guest

    If so, then I'm just missing the obvious or something. I can't see any
    similarity to a monkey in that design :)
     
    Sandman, Jan 26, 2014
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  3. Tony Cooper

    Savageduck Guest

    The mythology of word origins can be lost in time, and then stories can
    be created due to conjecture. Sometimes they are close to the real
    answer, sometimes they take on a life of their own.

    For example:
    Who among the geeks out there could understand that the roots of "trek"
    as in "Star Trek" actually lies with the farmer settlers of Dutch
    descent migrating away from the control of the newly arrived British in
    the Cape Colony. "Trek" being the Dutch derived, Afrikaans word for
    "pull". The word was used to describe the effort of the oxen "pulling"
    the covered ox-wagons on the migration from the Cape colony to the
    Northern interior of Southern Africa. This migration was called "Die
    Groot (great)Trek" or "Big pull". The pioneer settlers, boers(farmers)
    who made this "Big pull" or "Groot (great) Trek" called themselves
    "voortrekkers" or "those who pulled ahead".
    From there it was easy for Gene Roddenberry to use the word in the
    title of his Sci-Fi series.
     
    Savageduck, Jan 26, 2014
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  4. Tony Cooper

    Tony Cooper Guest

    The two words most argued about, as far as origin, may be "****" and
    "posh". There are many who feel these words are acronyms...and many
    who don't.
     
    Tony Cooper, Jan 26, 2014
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  5. Tony Cooper

    J. Clarke Guest

    I've always assumed that "****" was onomatopoeia.
     
    J. Clarke, Jan 26, 2014
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  6. Tony Cooper

    Savageduck Guest

    The acronym "****" was believed to be derived from "For Unlawful Carnal
    Knowledge". That might or might not be valid.
    < http://www.snopes.com/language/acronyms/****.asp >
    < http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/**** >

    "POSH" was meant to refer to upper crust/wealthy travelers sailing
    between the UK and India in the time of the Raj. They would use the
    advice, "Port Out, Starboard Home" to put their berth on the North side
    of the ship away from the Southern/equatorial Sun & heat. So a wealthy
    traveller would have their agent make a notation of "POSH" on their
    travel documents.
     
    Savageduck, Jan 27, 2014
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  7. Tony Cooper

    J. Clarke Guest

    Would you be interested in a nice bridge . . .
     
    J. Clarke, Jan 27, 2014
    #67
  8. Tony Cooper

    Savageduck Guest

    Not right now, I remain a healthy skeptic.

    ....and my dental work is quite adequate for the moment, thank you for offering.
     
    Savageduck, Jan 27, 2014
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  9. Tony Cooper

    Whisky-dave Guest

     
    Whisky-dave, Jan 27, 2014
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    George Kerby Guest

    George Kerby, Jan 27, 2014
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    Hactar Guest

    Hactar, Jan 27, 2014
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  12. Tony Cooper

    Savageduck Guest

    I don't know about you but I call channellocks, "channellocks" and I
    call vise-grips, "vise-grips". However, I call a pipe wrench made by
    the Irwin Tool Company (the manufacturer of Vise-gripes) a pipe wrench
    even though it has "VISE-GRIP" on its handle. Even they call it a pipe
    wrench.
    < http://www.irwin.com/tools/pipe-wrenches/cast-iron-pipe-wrenches >

    ....and Channellock make wrenches I would call "Crescent wrenches" even
    though they have "Channellock" all over them.
    < https://www.channellock.com/chrome-vanadium.aspx >
     
    Savageduck, Jan 27, 2014
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  13. Tony Cooper

    Eric Stevens Guest

    I hope there knowledge of the origin of the word '****' is more
    reliable than their spelling.
     
    Eric Stevens, Jan 27, 2014
    #73
  14. Tony Cooper

    Eric Stevens Guest

    Channel Lock call them adjustable wrenches.
     
    Eric Stevens, Jan 27, 2014
    #74
  15. Tony Cooper

    PeterN Guest

    He could have been talking about a bridge camera.
     
    PeterN, Jan 27, 2014
    #75
  16. Tony Cooper

    PeterN Guest

    Dontcha love it when the person who comments on spelling, makes a
    spelling/grammatical error.
     
    PeterN, Jan 27, 2014
    #76
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    sid Guest

    sid, Jan 27, 2014
    #77
  18. Tony Cooper

    Savageduck Guest

    If you have a complete set of Channellock tools available to you, in
    the USA and you ask to be handed a "crescent wrench", you will be
    handed one of the Channellock "adjustable wrenches", regardless of what
    Channellock calls them.
     
    Savageduck, Jan 27, 2014
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  19. Tony Cooper

    Savageduck Guest

    Been there done that. I guess that is what you would call a Nikon CP5700.
     
    Savageduck, Jan 27, 2014
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  20. Tony Cooper

    Savageduck Guest

    They need to check there usage, there spell checker isn't going to do
    that for them. ;-)
     
    Savageduck, Jan 27, 2014
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