8.10b - first impression and questions

Billie Erin Walsh bilwalsh at swbell.net
Fri Oct 10 15:24:54 BST 2008

On 10/10/2008 Nigel Ridley wrote:
>  David, -- it was a joke! An adjustable spanner is just that -
>  adjustable -- it's neither metric
>  nor imperial.
>  When I was an apprentice the older guys used to send us to fetch
>  'left handed screwdrivers', 'a
>  bucket of steam', 'a skirting ladder', 'some bubbles for a spirit
>  level', 'sky hooks' and of
>  course 'an adjustable metric spanner -- not an imperial one!'.
>  Just some humor  :-)
>  Blessings,
>  Nigel

Just to add a couple more to the list:

Left Handed Monkey Wrench
Five Gallons of Sail Boat Fuel

In the Navy we used to send annoying boots in search of things like 
twenty feet of water line or Relative Bearing Grease. One day this 
REALLY annoying boot actually came back with a can of grease made by the 
Relative Bearing Company. Still have no idea where he came up with it 
but we had to give him credit for it.

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