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'[OT]:: Bilateral Vogon torsion clamping bifurcator'
Today I passed a moderate sized hardware shop that I seldom frequent, and
so dropped in on the off chance that they may have miscellaneous bits of
hardware that would prove useful in roles unenvisaged by their creators, as
one does. In this instance, miscellaneous paraphernalia that might be
able to be pressed into service as part of prototype miniature wind
turbines featured on my hoped for list.
The shop appeared reasonably well stocked and it suddenly occurred to me
that they may have a nut that I needed for another task. The shop assistant
was probably in her 30's to 40's.
So, I asked her if they sold "AF" nuts & bolts.
I could instantly tell from the look on her face that she thought that I
was inquiring after Bilateral Vogon torsion clamping bifurcators*.
They had none.
I wonder what else we, on average, may have no concept of every having
existed, in another 10 years time?
* Without quotes Gargoyle tries hard up until "clamping".
Add bifurcators and it knows nothing
On Wed, 25 Jan 2012 22:14:25 +1300, RussellMc wrote:
:: o, I asked her if they sold "AF" nuts & bolts
You should have persisted and asked if no AF, how about a Whitworth (BSW) or a 7/16th BSF nut.
Wingnuts, now there is something I haven't seen much of these days.
The idea of stones, ounces, CWT, guineas etc sends many people into a glazed eye catatonic state - thought strangely a yard does pass muster as a metre.
cdb, btech-online.co.uk on 25/01/2012 colin
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RussellMc <apptechnz <at> gmail.com> writes:
> I could instantly tell from the look on her face that she thought that I
> was inquiring after Bilateral Vogon torsion clamping bifurcators*.
> * Without quotes Gargoyle tries hard up until "clamping".
> Add bifurcators and it knows nothing.
now the secret is out and Gargoyle knows it. the search points to a cache of
your message on nabble.
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