Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Vocabulary Lesson

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Vocabulary Lesson

    1. AQUADEXTROUS (ak wa deks' trus) adj.
    Possessing the ability to turn the bathtub faucet on and off with your toes.

    2. CARPERPETUATION (kar' pur pet u a shun) n.
    The act, when vacuuming, of running over a string or a piece of lint at least a dozen times, reaching over and picking it up, examining it, then putting it back down to give the vacuum one more chance.

    3. DISCONFECT (dis kon fekt') v.
    To sterilize the piece of candy you dropped on the floor by blowing on it, assuming this will somehow 'remove' all the germs.

    4. ELBONICS (el bon' iks) n.
    The actions of two people maneuvering for one armrest in a movie theater (airplane).

    5. FRUST (frust) n.
    The small line of debris that refuses to be swept onto the dust pan and keep backing a person across the room until he finally decides to give up and sweep it under the rug.

    6. LACTOMANGULATION (lak' to man guy lay' shun) n.
    Manhandling the "open here" spout on a milk container so badly that one has
    to resort to the 'illegal' side.

    7. PEPPIER (pehp ee ay') n.
    The waiter at a fancy restaurant whose sole purpose seems to be walking around asking diners if they want ground pepper.

    8. PHONESIA (fo nee' zhuh) n.
    The affliction of dialing a phone number and forgetting whom you were calling just as they answer.

    9. PUPKUS (pup'kus) n.
    The moist residue left on a window after a dog presses its nose to it.

    10. TELECRASTINATION (tel e kras tin ay' shun) n.
    The act of always letting the phone ring at least twice before you pick it up, even when you're only six inches away.

    Have a nice day,
    Marcel
    http://marleb.com
    DW788. -Have fun in the shop or it isn't a hobby anymore.

    NOTE: No trees were killed in the sending of this message, but a large number of electrons were terribly inconvenienced.

  • #2
    Those are funny Marcel.
    CBC did a couple of books with words like that in them. They are called Wanted Words, volume one and two

    I was lucky enough to get a word published in one of them.

    The word was Autofixation. This happens when there is something wrong with your computer or car and just as you try to show the technician what is wrong, everything seems to work fine.

    If you get a chance to read the books they are worth it.
    You can even find them in the discount bin now.

    I wonder if that is a sign that you have made it. For musicians the indicator would be elevator music.
    CAЯL HIRD-RUTTEЯ
    "proud member of the best scroll sawing forum on the net."
    Ryobi SC180VS scroll saw EX21

    Comment

    Unconfigured Ad Widget

    Collapse

    Latest Topics

    Collapse

    • handibunny
      Reply to EX dust collection holes screwed up a project.!
      by handibunny
      Rolf, smaller bowl-cutting angles, 30˚ or less, usually don't present a problem either with vibration or for cutting into the table. It's when you get into the 40˚ and 45˚ range that things get dicey for both. (The Seyco saw doesn't even cut bevels greater than 35˚ or so!) If you add even a slight...
      Today, 09:21 AM
    • Bill Wilson
      Reply to EX dust collection holes screwed up a project.!
      by Bill Wilson
      I've done some bevel cutting on my EX-21 as well and also have not experienced any added vibration, nor have I cut into the table. Perhaps I haven't cut at a steep enough angle, but the existing blade hole has been sufficient. I do despise the useless vacuum holes, but I've learned to live with them...
      Today, 09:06 AM
    • cwmagee
      Reply to EX dust collection holes screwed up a project.!
      by cwmagee
      Carole Your hole size was a concern when I purchased the Pegas Replacement Table for my EX21, because I had cut into the side of hole on the original table, The damage I did to the old table was due to the blade adjustments were not in the center of blade holders. So far that has not been an issue...
      Today, 08:40 AM
    • Rolf
      Reply to EX dust collection holes screwed up a project.!
      by Rolf
      That is an interesting point Carole. I have done some bevel cutting on the EX and can't say that I have experienced an increase in vibration or any problems with following the lines. I know when I cut one of your bowl designs on my Hawk I really had to concentrate on not pushing down hill....
      Today, 07:28 AM
    • handibunny
      Reply to EX dust collection holes screwed up a project.!
      by handibunny
      Just a word of caution about the size of the blade hole. When I used a DeWalt years ago in the infamous community woodshop, and also with my more recent experiences with the Jet, if you do much bevel cutting at a steep angle, you will cut into the table. That's why inserts have the slot that can be...
      Today, 06:21 AM
    Working...
    X