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 08 August 2017 08:25 AM
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dustydazzler

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Couldn't sleep the other night so flicking through youtube came across several 'what's in my tool bag' tutorial videos most of which are from America or Canada.
What surprised me is they more or less have a totally different name for every single tool.
Wrench - normal spanner
Crescent wrench - adjustable spanner
Channel locks - pipe grips
Linesmans - pliers
Robertsons - I had to look it up , it's a square head screwdriver bit
Sheet rock saw - pad or plaster board saw
Zipper ties - cable ties

I feel enlightened
 08 August 2017 08:30 AM
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daveparry1

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Hope you slept ok after that Dusty, you should have gone through some of the posts on here! (the current immersion heater one might have done the trick!)
 08 August 2017 08:44 AM
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crossy

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Next time you can't sleep DD, buzz off round t'internet and list all the different names (official and unofficial) used for an RCD, then, if you're still awake, try RCBO.

I moderate a Thailand based forum, and since I apparently know a bit about 'lektrik, I look after the DIY section. Of course we get posts from all nationalities, all using their own local name for pretty much everything.

It took me a little while to work out what a "GPO" was in Aussie speak
 08 August 2017 08:54 AM
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Originally posted by: crossy

Next time you can't sleep DD, buzz off round t'internet and list all the different names (official and unofficial) used for an RCD, then, if you're still awake, try RCBO.



I moderate a Thailand based forum, and since I apparently know a bit about 'lektrik, I look after the DIY section. Of course we get posts from all nationalities, all using their own local name for pretty much everything.



It took me a little while to work out what a "GPO" was in Aussie speak


GPO? Thats our General Post Office... init??

Now I wont be able to sleep until I know what it is in Aussie terms.. cobber!

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 08 August 2017 09:05 AM
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dustydazzler

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I have worked wth a sparks from different countries , American , polish , Hungarian , Australia, New Zealand who were over here temp working.
The terminology for things kept us on site entertained.
for my sins I have watched various USA Canada based reality diy shows , again lots of alien terminology and working methods.
Pony panel is my favourite term I think to date
The lack of any form of testing is also intriguing
 08 August 2017 11:59 AM
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BrucieBonus

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CUSTOMERS.....

Or at least some of them..... Grrrr
 08 August 2017 12:18 PM
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crossy

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Originally posted by: tomgunn
GPO? Thats our General Post Office... init??

Now I wont be able to sleep until I know what it is in Aussie terms.. cobber!


A GPO is a socket, it's an acronym

You didn't expect me to reveal all just yet, did you?
 08 August 2017 12:22 PM
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Shigham

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Its not only the split between countries, its also a generational thing..

Being a fresh faced apprentice some 25yrs ago, I was bamboozled at learning a whole new 'sparks' language when being asked to go fetch 'Dogs, Zebedee's, Biscuits and Nipples'
 08 August 2017 12:29 PM
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AJJewsbury

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General Purpose Outlet?

CUSTOMERS.....

Or at least some of them..... Grrrr

Bad day, brucie?

- Andy.
 08 August 2017 10:13 PM
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Timmy.
 08 August 2017 10:18 PM
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MWalker86

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What a lot of people call 'snips' the americans call 'dikes'. That's shortened from 'diagonal cutters' btw
 08 August 2017 10:35 PM
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sparkingchip

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Originally posted by: sparkingchip

Timmy.



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 08 August 2017 10:46 PM
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mapj1

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dwang (tap wrench)
elsewhere dwang =Noggin.
Sister joist.
and in the make it fit box
Jemmy crow bar
Podger spikleything
Tonker (mallet or maul)

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 08 August 2017 11:01 PM
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 09 August 2017 07:52 AM
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crossy

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Originally posted by: crossy
Originally posted by: tomgunn
GPO? Thats our General Post Office... init??
Now I wont be able to sleep until I know what it is in Aussie terms.. cobber!

A GPO is a socket, it's an acronym
You didn't expect me to reveal all just yet, did you?


Just in case anyone's interested a GPO is a "General Power Outlet" or "General Purpose Outlet" depending upon who you ask.
 09 August 2017 08:05 AM
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dustydazzler

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If an Aussie wants to borrow your thongs , he or she ain't after your underwear
 09 August 2017 10:11 AM
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tomgunn

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Originally posted by: crossy

Originally posted by: crossy

Originally posted by: tomgunn

GPO? Thats our General Post Office... init??

Now I wont be able to sleep until I know what it is in Aussie terms.. cobber!


A GPO is a socket, it's an acronym [IMG][/IMG]

You didn't expect me to reveal all just yet, did you?




Just in case anyone's interested a GPO is a "General Power Outlet" or "General Purpose Outlet" depending upon who you ask.




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 09 August 2017 10:16 AM
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tomgunn

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Originally posted by: Shigham

Its not only the split between countries, its also a generational thing..



Being a fresh faced apprentice some 25yrs ago, I was bamboozled at learning a whole new 'sparks' language when being asked to go fetch 'Dogs, Zebedee's, Biscuits and Nipples'


Ah 'nipples' love making 'nipples'! Dont know what 'Biscuits' are, or the reference to 'Dogs'... oh dear - shame on ME!

What about the term 'Hospital Jobs?'



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 09 August 2017 10:35 AM
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davidwalker2

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Dogs I think is short for dog c*cks, a ceramic cone that looked a bit like its name, with a sort of internal thread, used to screw on to singles to join and insulate them.

Bonger - hammer.

David
 09 August 2017 11:06 AM
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dustydazzler

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Originally posted by: tomgunn

Originally posted by: Shigham



Its not only the split between countries, its also a generational thing..







Being a fresh faced apprentice some 25yrs ago, I was bamboozled at learning a whole new 'sparks' language when being asked to go fetch 'Dogs, Zebedee's, Biscuits and Nipples'




Ah 'nipples' love making 'nipples'! Dont know what 'Biscuits' are, or the reference to 'Dogs'... oh dear - shame on ME!



What about the term 'Hospital Jobs?'



[IMG][/IMG]



My old boss used to refer to a 'Hospital job' as a job that he took on and we went to it when we had nothing left to do on another job or had not much work on that month.
Is that about right ?
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