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mechman4804/06/2020 15:33:46
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In the same context why do our American cousins say 'SODdering' iron & we say SOLDering iron, always puzzled me that one... thinking.. ?

George.

Oven Man04/06/2020 16:33:12
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My Antex C15 is at least 40 years old and has the small diameter cable. It is my go to soldering iron for electronics work. I also have a Weller soldering gun, which is about 50 years old. Great that you can still buy spare tips and elements after all this time.

Peter

Bill Davies 205/06/2020 00:46:44
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Why North Americans call it 'soddering'? - possibly a French influence. Solder is souder, both soft and hard, and I think the word is used for weld as well. A quick search finds old French spelt it 'solder', but ultimately it's from Latin 'solidare,' meaning to make solid.

On the other hand, perhaps a desire to differentiate themselves from 'native' English (can of worms) or more likely, the Americans speaking the King's English and we've (meaning the Brits) moved on.

Bill

mechman4805/06/2020 13:13:44
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Thanks for the info' Bill... interesting thinking does any one else have a thought on it?

George.

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