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  • #16
    Re: I bet they didn't plan this!

    We broke away from the Brits 233 years ago. They have their English we have ours.

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    • #17
      Re: I bet they didn't plan this!

      Originally posted by MrsSeatDown View Post
      Oxford English Dictionary is the official dictionary! This debate started probably a year ago. Before that Rick hadn't cracked open a dictionary in 25 years. . . .I am expanding his mind!

      Don't expand, don't expand run

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      • #18
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        Originally posted by threecreeks3 View Post
        I twisted wires for 20 some years and the worse I ever got was 277 on my ear lobe that drove me to my knees fast.The guy I worked for had a contract to replace ballasts and lamps in a huge store so we did it many times.Actually in a way it was kinda funny..the rolling scaffold we used was aluminum with hard rubber wheels and a thick rubber mat on the decking.I managed to find a hole in the mat that the heel of my cowboy boot fitted in and the nails in the heel I found out barely touched my sock inside so it was zappo 277 on the ear lobe and out my heel to ground,They had just mopped the floor so the rubber wheels werent of much use as an insulator.It was a combo of those things and the 277 wire had dropped down from the fixture as I turned to stand up I hit it.
        A real funny 1 on stealing wire was about 4 years ago my wife would chat with me from her work in downtown Davao the philippines.One day she wasn't on to chat till she got home and left me a message..Thieves had stolen the fiber optic cable crossing the bridge to the downtown thinking it was a copper cable.It took about 4 days for PLDT to replace that line and the downtown people were really screaming at no internet or phones for those days.I think they threw the cable in the river after they found out it wasn't copper as PLDT checked all the scrap yards for weeks and never found it.
        Sam
        I was working on a well pump this week.

        Got me pretty good. A little woozy afterwards. Sometimes you've got to adjust it live.

        J.C.

        P.S. Miss Joey you got b!tch slapped with a dictionary.

        Yeah, I said it! I said it! Now what's up?!?!?

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        • #19
          Re: I bet they didn't plan this!

          [QUOTE=JCsPlumbing;233766]I was working on a well pump this week.

          Got me pretty good. A little woozy afterwards. Sometimes you've got to adjust it live.

          J.C.


          I got a little 220 through the cheek changing out a circuit breaker. The cover slipped out of the assistants hand and grounded me. Ouch.

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          • #20
            Re: I bet they didn't plan this!

            About a week ago I was replacing an electric water heater, I tripped hte breaker, guess it wasn't off, usually I check the voltage, didn't bother, in to much of a hurry, all was well and dandy, I wrapped my arms around the new heater to slide / lift it into place, well the bottom crossed both those wires, errrr, it felt weird, 220/240 from 1 arm down the other, took a little while to realize what happened and to stop shaking.

            I have been shocked before, but this felt different, usually I roll on wet extension cord joints under houses, or grab something at the wrong time, but this was different, all in all, I don't care to ever do it again, so I will now be pulling out the meter to check, time or no time.

            Oh yeah, as for the breaker, the electrician came out, had to replace it, and also re-wire the junction box properly.
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            • #21
              Re: I bet they didn't plan this!

              Originally posted by JCsPlumbing View Post
              J.C.

              P.S. Miss Joey you got b!tch slapped with a dictionary.

              Yeah, I said it! I said it! Now what's up?!?!?
              I still stand by my definition and the logic behind it. Rick didn't even know what an Oxford English Dictionary was before me.

              My dad had a beautiful huge dictionary with paisley print on the side of the pages. While my brothers and I were deciding who was going to be the keeper of it we had Rick looking up words in it and he had never seen a dictionary so big before.

              There is nothing like a pretty dictionary
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              • #22
                Re: I bet they didn't plan this!

                Electrocution

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                The term electrocution can mean any of the following:
                • murder, accidental death, or suicide by electric shock
                • deliberate execution by electric shock, usually involving an electric chair; the word "electrocution" is a portmanteau for "electrical execution"
                Electrocution is also frequently used incorrectly to refer to any electric shock received. However, non-fatal exposure to electricity is referred to as electric shock.
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                • #23
                  Re: I bet they didn't plan this!

                  Originally posted by MrsSeatDown View Post
                  I still stand by my definition and the logic behind it. Rick didn't even know what an Oxford English Dictionary was before me.

                  My dad had a beautiful huge dictionary with paisley print on the side of the pages. While my brothers and I were deciding who was going to be the keeper of it we had Rick looking up words in it and he had never seen a dictionary so big before.

                  There is nothing like a pretty dictionary
                  What touching picture. Now I feel bad for going all Jerry Springer on you.

                  J.C.

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                  • #24
                    Re: I bet they didn't plan this!

                    Electrocution. It is really quite easy to see the roots being electro- and execution. I don't need a dictionary to see the meaning behind the word. FATAL ELECTRIC SHOCK.

                    Joey got PWNED by Rick on a word test! Amazing, I never thought I'd see the day! Its like david vs. goliath on a literary level.
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                    • #25
                      Re: I bet they didn't plan this!

                      About the Oxford English Dictionary

                      The OED covers words from across the English-speaking world.

                      The Oxford English Dictionary is the accepted authority on the evolution of the English language over the last millennium. It is an unsurpassed guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of over half a million words, both present and past. It traces the usage of words through 2.5 million quotations from a wide range of international English language sources, from classic literature and specialist periodicals to film scripts and cookery books.

                      The OED covers words from across the English-speaking world, from North America to South Africa, from Australia and New Zealand to the Caribbean. It also offers the best in etymological analysis and in listing of variant spellings, and it shows pronunciation using the International Phonetic Alphabet.

                      As the OED is a historical dictionary, its entry structure is very different from that of a dictionary of current English, in which only present-day senses are covered, and in which the most common meanings or senses are described first. For each word in the OED, the various groupings of senses are dealt with in chronological order according to the quotation evidence, i.e. the senses with the earliest quotations appear first, and the senses which have developed more recently appear further down the entry. In a complex entry with many strands, the development over time can be seen in a structure with several 'branches'.
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                      • #26
                        Re: I bet they didn't plan this!

                        It is quite possible the Brits call a bad shock, electrocution while we call electrocution a fatal shock.

                        Mark
                        "Somewhere a Village is Missing Twelve Idiots!" - Casey Anthony

                        I never lost a cent on the jobs I didn't get!

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                        • #27
                          Re: I bet they didn't plan this!

                          Now name a word that rhymes with orange.

                          J.C.

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                          • #28
                            Re: I bet they didn't plan this!

                            Originally posted by JCsPlumbing View Post
                            Now name a word that rhymes with orange.

                            J.C.
                            The closest I can think of is syringe. But I guess to truly rhyme it would be Soringe. Wrong first vowel.
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                            • #29
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                              Okay we may be on to something. My extensive research shows in 1981 there was a discussion of how to treat "victims" of Drownings, Electrocutions and Burns in the British Journal of Medicine. Typically there is no reason to treat the dead so I must think in the United Kingdom a bad shock could be called electrocution.

                              Mark
                              "Somewhere a Village is Missing Twelve Idiots!" - Casey Anthony

                              I never lost a cent on the jobs I didn't get!

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                              • #30
                                Re: I bet they didn't plan this!

                                Originally posted by JCsPlumbing View Post
                                Now name a word that rhymes with orange.

                                J.C.


                                Orange is one of those words that famously has nothing perfectly to rhyme with it. The other one is silver. However, the Oxford Rhyming Dictionary does show both these words as having half-rhymes (such as lozenge with orange and salver with silver).
                                The principle of a half-rhyme in these cases is quite simple. Whereas a full and stressed rhyme (e.g. hand / stand) or even an unstressed rhyme (such as handing / standing) contain vowels that are common to both words, a half-rhyme like orange / lozenge or silver / salver (technically speaking, pararhymes) has obvious differences between vowels in certain syllables.
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