What gets you grumpy?
|Speedy Builder5||10/10/2020 16:37:41|
|2151 forum posts|
Since when were sockets called "plug sockets". English is easy enough, a socket is a socket, if you wish to identify it for mains use, you can call it a "Mains socket".
You plug a "Plug" into an "Socket" - simple enough isn't it ? I blame it on the ignorance of the younger generation, but who taught them this bastardisation of the English language.
And for a bit of fun:-
Rant over, back to painting spoked loco wheels!
|1769 forum posts|
You may also call them Electric socket outlet as opposed to Air supply socket or many other utilities.
Same when some refer to model 2 stroke and 4 stroke glow plug igntion engines "Nitro engines", I blame the yanks for this one.
|Dave Halford||10/10/2020 17:07:29|
|1030 forum posts|
They always use at least 5% nitro
|mark costello 1||10/10/2020 17:18:43|
615 forum posts
Traffic. Working on anything with the Wife, Bless Her heart She means well, bit I have not much hair left and cannot pull Hers. .
|pgk pgk||10/10/2020 17:46:06|
|1982 forum posts|
The 'e' on the end of Concorde
Empty jars/bottles that cost more to buy than one's filled with produce.
...people with endless complaints about stuff they can do nothing about...
|Phil Whitley||10/10/2020 18:06:04|
1276 forum posts
Knowing I have something but being unable to find it!
|not done it yet||10/10/2020 18:11:04|
|5164 forum posts|
Plug sockets? My first thought was the deep sockets, usually with a rubber insert to protect the ceramic part of the spark plug.🙂
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I think it's old and became necessary to avoid confusion when ordering parts in the last century. Lamp Sockets were common long before Plug Sockets became popular due to flappers buying Wireless Sets and Vacuum Cleaners. The ancient Resistance Boxes in my School's Physics Lab used Plug Switches. Widely banned on power circuits before WW1 but I bet some lasted much longer.
My 1910 Electrician's Book mentions Lamp Sockets, but apart from them nothing is plugged in. Lamps are mostly shown being wired to screw terminals on the bulb. Everything else in home, commerce and industry is hard wired via distribution boxes. It was a different world - hardly any domestic appliances and every local authority and fire insurance company insisted on different specifications.
Anyone got a 1920's electrical catalogue?
|1769 forum posts|
Not always, some competition engines never see nitromethane, FAI classes where engine power wins events fuel is 80/20 mix methanol and castor oil.
|Bob Rodgerson||10/10/2020 19:11:31|
|595 forum posts|
The modern trend of starting a sentence with "So".
|1487 forum posts|
The one I dislike is people who say “can I get a coffee” the answer should be: yes come behind the counter and help yourself!
Posted by a fully qualified grumpy old man (me).
Edited By V8Eng on 10/10/2020 19:30:26
|Grindstone Cowboy||10/10/2020 19:22:22|
|374 forum posts|
"off of" - it's just "off"
"could of" rather than "could have"
"could you borrow me a pencil" rather than "lend"
""send me an invite" rather than an "invitation"
I could go on... and on... and on...
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Americans who don't know the difference between 'bring' and 'take'.
|Henry Brown||10/10/2020 19:30:21|
348 forum posts
pgk pgk is spot on, I'd add political correctness...
|the artfull-codger||10/10/2020 19:47:40|
255 forum posts
Why do our American Cousins allways pronounce solder as "sawdor" or is it just my hearing!!
|Steve Neighbour||10/10/2020 20:52:14|
|68 forum posts|
By far the most annoying phrase is the 'younger generation' use of LIKE in general discussions.
" I saw my friend, like she was on her bike, and like she also saw me cos like I waved to her like she called at my house like she is my best friend"
Edited By Steve Neighbour on 10/10/2020 20:53:40
|Nicholas Farr||10/10/2020 21:43:23|
2489 forum posts
Hi, one of my pet hates is when people call a locomotive a train.
Edited By Nicholas Farr on 10/10/2020 21:43:47
|1689 forum posts|
Being called "Grumpy" just because I'm not talking to anyone!
|Nicholas Wheeler 1||10/10/2020 22:27:18|
|419 forum posts|
Stuff that's so poorly designed it is horrible to use: eg electronic devices with multiple functions that are operated by just four buttons. So you have to learn sequences like press #3&4 together, whilst simultaneously rubbing your head, patting your stomach and singing the Elbonian national anthem backwards in a falsetto, just to turn on the record function.
There's no excuse for this now that small touch screens are cheap, but all the effort is then put into constantly 'improved' icons that are the visual equivalents of cryptic crossword clues.
|Nicholas Wheeler 1||10/10/2020 22:40:44|
|419 forum posts|
That's because they think it's still a French word: soudure
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