21st Oct 2019, 05:46 PM #16SENIOR MEMBER
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- Sep 2013
- Jarrahdale WA
weather, whether, and don't forget wether...
21st Oct 2019, 07:08 PM #17
A few woodwork ones
There just a few of or is it off
, I donít know my head.
21st Oct 2019, 09:48 PM #18
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.
21st Oct 2019, 10:29 PM #19
Not forgetting the silent "p" in surfJust do it!
Kind regards Rod
22nd Oct 2019, 04:46 AM #20
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
DerekVisit www.inthewoodshop.com for tutorials on constructing handtools, handtool reviews, and my trials and tribulations with furniture builds.
22nd Oct 2019, 08:43 AM #21GOLD MEMBER
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- Dec 2005
- Huntington Beach, CA USA
When SWMBO said "I won't cook in metric."
The metric system died in the US.
22nd Oct 2019, 09:11 PM #22
and don't forget a wetherThe person who never made a mistake never made anything
23rd Oct 2019, 09:21 AM #23Try not to be late, but never be early.
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- Apr 2011
- Bakers Hill WA
A farmer in NZ who I worked for in the mid 60's had a plough made by Clough.
23rd Oct 2019, 09:39 AM #24
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...
- Andy Mc (AKA "Ghost who posts." )
7th Nov 2019, 07:04 PM #25
4th Dec 2019, 07:58 PM #26GOLD MEMBER
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- Jan 2006
- Bowral, NSW, Australia
Well how about the word 'cleave'
It can mean to join or to cut in half.
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