Date: Wed, 4 Oct 1995 22:49:42 -0400
From: Crissie Trigger crissiet[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]IPOF.FLA.NET
Subject: Re: metric or ...
That's what the _World Book_ gives. Both my dual system wrench sets say
'metric and SAE' with no indication of what SAE means. However, I remember
when I was into fixing bikes, the response to 'gimme a wrench' was
always "standard or metric?" Both my wife and a neighbor confirm
'standard' but have never heard the other terms mentioned.
SAE is Society of American Engineers and measures in inches and parts of an
Use those wrenches on Chevys (or is it Chevies? What say people?)
Being a name brand person I always drank Coke or Pepsi, never pop. I was a
former drugstore cowboy who hung out at a soda fountain, where I drank chocolate
cokes and ice cream sodas. When I lived in Newark, I hung out at the candy
and drank egg creams. A candy store had a soda fountain and sold candy and
and comic books. The also had pin ball machines.An egg cream can only be
made in New York or New Jersey, and
although it consists of merely chocolate syrup, milk (or half and half or
sometimes a bit of whip cream), and seltzer, there is a secret way of
combining it all, having to do with putting the seltzer nozzle on a fast
power spray which agilely having it hit
the back, then the front of the spoon, while stirring.
I have a friend from Boston who always said pop or tonic when referring to
and would get all over me if I referred to music without words as a song.
He insisted those should be called a tune.
I have never willingly drunk Coke since the New Coke fiasco. I switched to
I have never eaten green, string or any pods successfully (I'm allergic to
but we do have a local varmint in south Florida they call pole beans, but
else would have to tell you what they are.
I have a long held theory that NO ONE can pronounce the name of the place
from. It is the ultimate shibboleth. I spent my first eight years 1944-1952 in
Newark, NJ (pronuonced Newrk or Noork). When I moved to Miami, I found the
natives pronounce it My-Ammuh, and based on some historical reading I've been
doing lately appears to originate from an extinct Indian tribe.
Also consider New Yawk, New Joisy, Chicahgo, and New Awlins (pronounced by real
natives as N'Olins.) You can tell real natives of New Orleans because the don't
say hello, they say "Where y'at?" Or the more familiar and profane "Where y'at
mother?" They eat Po' boy sandwiches, red beans and rice and beignets instead of
donuts. The blackened redfish recipe popularized by chef Paul Proudhomme (K
caused the redfish to become an endanged species, but blackened fish is still
popular in yuppie restaurants where the customers don't realize it's just a
for "burned." The backwoods bayou Cajuns I knew simply had gotten too drunk
many bers,let the skillet get red hot, and threw in the fish as an
tabasco sauce was necessary because their tastbuds were also burnt. By the
legitimate study found that people who ate raw oysters (as all the Cajuns
beer and tabasco sauce, never get sick from them. They eat mudbugs there too
Wittgenstein School of the Unwritten Word
Coconut Grove, FL