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    Why Change the Name

    Something that gets under my skin rather quickly is changing the name of a tool over a period of time but it seems some people are dead set on doing just that.

    Chop Saw and Miter Saw for example. Two different tools used for a purpose about as far apart as one can get.

    Then we get to the Jig Saw, Scroll Saw
    and Saber Saw. Those saw names have been screwed around over the years until I have no idea what to call one.

    Why in the world can't we just stay with the names they were given by the inventor?

    Rant over and I feel better now. Well almost.

    An O is in the alphabet and a 0 is in our numbering system. Saying O for 0 in my opinion is just pure laziness and probably the most often mistake made in our English speech. Professional reporters are even on the band wagon on this one.

    Now I really feel gooder/better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Wiggins View Post

    Rant over and I feel better now. Well almost.

    An O is in the alphabet and a 0 is in our numbering system. Saying O for 0 in my opinion is just pure laziness and probably the most often mistake made in our English speech. Professional reporters are even on the band wagon on this one.

    Now I really feel gooder/better.
    Well an O is an O. While a 0 is a zero not an O
    It could be worse You could be on fire.
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    O O Spaghetti O's

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    It Oscar, Zero
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jay Caughron View Post
    It Oscar, Zero
    Or is it Oscar, Charlie
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Wiggins View Post
    ...Now I really feel gooder/better.
    I believe the correct English would be to say you feel more gooder.
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    Funny thing happened.....the last four of my SSN is 0110. While getting ready for a medical procedure, I was talking by phone with some young lady trying to confirm information and she rattled my SSN as xxx-xx-oh one one oh, "is that correct?" and I responded , "Yes, zero one one zero." And she was completely lost.....several seconds of silence and she repeated the question....to which I responded with the same answer. I think she went off the air entirely this time and finally went to the next question on the list. Don't know if she ever fully recovered. That's where your tax dollars for ejumakashun are going.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn McMillan View Post
    I believe the correct English would be to say you feel more gooder.

    Actually it's more goodlier

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    A lot of us are in, or probably know someone who is, in a technical field. Zero is always a zero, the opposite of right is left and the opposite or wrong is correct. . . oh, and 4pm is 1600 to me; has been for almost 30 years .

    Or I might have said that a zero is always a zero unless it is following a 1, then its an "A" (sorry, hexadecimal joke).

    Or I might have said that a zero is always a zero unless it is following a 1, then its a 2 (sorry, octal joke)

    . . . wait a minute; those aren't even funny . . . must be time for bed. My apologies.
    Last edited by glenn bradley; 11-05-2010 at 03:03 AM.
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