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    weather, whether, and don't forget wether...

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    A few woodwork ones

    Plane,vice,soul,drill.

    There just a few of or is it off
    , I donít know my head.

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    Another word which causes problems is if you ask for a router.
    If you can see this a router has been used.
    I have a reply in another thread where I have used a different router.

    Just remember which witch is which.

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    Not forgetting the silent "p" in surf
    Just do it!

    Kind regards Rod

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    My wife and I migrated to Sydney 35 years ago from Cape Town. A few months in, my wife took her car to the local mechanic explaining that her hooter was not working. It was a while later that she learned to refer to this as a horn. Of course, in South Africa, a horn is an erection. So if the mechanic has said to her that his horn was not working ...

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
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    Quote Originally Posted by Handyjack View Post
    Another word which causes problems is if you ask for a router.
    If you can see this a router has been used.
    I have a reply in another thread where I have used a different router.

    Just remember which witch is which.
    When I was retired from being a computer network engineer, part of my good bye message was,
    "From now on all the bits for my routers are optional and extra cost."

    Almost nobody understood.

    Yes it was involuntarily.
    Rich

    When SWMBO said "I won't cook in metric."
    The metric system died in the US.

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    and don't forget a wether
    The person who never made a mistake never made anything

    Cheers
    Ray

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    Boringgeoff is offline Try not to be late, but never be early.
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    A farmer in NZ who I worked for in the mid 60's had a plough made by Clough.

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    Hehe.

    The wife and I met over the internet. She's Canadian, I was 'ere in Oz, which made face-to-face meetings rather rare. She finally managed to finagle some holiday time off and headed our way for a grand adventure, in which I took her up the east coast to show her some sights.

    The first night we stopped over for the night at the home of a couple of close friends. As we were about ready to crawl into the fart-sack my mate popped his head in and asked "What time do you want to be knocked up in the morning?"

    The look on Annette's face was priceless! That took some quick explaining.

    A bit later I discovered that she'd packed a few T-shirts in anticipation of our hot weather. (A whole 20oC at the time) Now, she'd packed a Roots brand one. For those who aren't in the know, Roots is a Canadian brand similar to Adidas. This T-shirt, however, was from their kids' line, so as well as the big "Roots" logo emblazoned across the front, in a smaller font to the lower right it was marked "Kids."

    Some more explanations and that T-shirt was quickly bundled to the bottom of her bag, never to see the light of the Aussie sun...

    The language differences also made for some... interesting... conversations with the in-laws once I finally headed towards the Arctic. But I think I'll keep those particular misunderstanding private for a bit longer. A few decades or so...
    I may be weird, but I'm saving up to become eccentric.

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    Quote Originally Posted by derekcohen View Post
    My wife and I migrated to Sydney 35 years ago from Cape Town. A few months in, my wife took her car to the local mechanic explaining that her hooter was not working. It was a while later that she learned to refer to this as a horn. Of course, in South Africa, a horn is an erection. So if the mechanic has said to her that his horn was not working ...

    Regards from Perth


    Derek
    Ah yes, but in Oz a hooter is frequently a breast, so do you refer to the audible warning device as a hooter or a horn, risky either way.
    I used to be an engineer, I'm not an engineer any more, but on the really good days I can remember when I was.

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    Well how about the word 'cleave'

    It can mean to join or to cut in half.

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