# What I did today -instead- of Rocketry.

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#### Cape Byron

##### The BAR formerly known as Skippy-2
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To change the subject...

Organic garlic harvest day!

#### jqavins

##### Joseph Avins
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More likely yanks. Less derogatory I think .
Less derogatory than being called a tank of decaying crap? Ya think? A little?
The worst insult you can give an Australian is to call them a Kiwi...
And I assume it's no worse than calling a New Zealander an Ausie.

#### Cape Byron

##### The BAR formerly known as Skippy-2
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I'm sorry if I offended you or anyone else here, @jqavins, that was never my intention. I was just running with the lingo. As I said in my post, 'All said in good fun'. I treat TRF as my hangout place to relax and enjoy myself with a bunch of like minded mates.

I thought a public apology on the forum was better than a private message to you to explain myself.

Again, no offence was meant.

#### jd2cylman

##### Still not Carl... ;-)
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Septic tank = Yank. AKA Seppos.

All said in good fun.
Anyhoo, gotta make the sheila a schmick sanger before smoko. She's a two pot screamer and needs tucker before we hit the boozer...

Cape,
I ran this through my universal translator and it burped and died... Is any of this English?

#### OverTheTop

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Complete English .

Translation: "I have to make my wife/girlfriend a really good sandwich before afternoon tea break. She gets drunk really easy so she needs to eat before we go to the pub (hotel)."

#### Lugnut56

##### What, me worry?
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Worked on wiring in and installing a Ring motion light /camera. Admired the work the fence guys are doing replacing my decrepit cedar fence with a vinyl one. Discovered the neighbors behind us have a couple chickens that Really like scratching for bugs in my wifes flower bed after the old fence came down (wife was not pleased--suspect I may have fried chicken for dinner tomorrow).

#### jqavins

##### Joseph Avins
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I'm sorry if I offended you or anyone else here, @jqavins, that was never my intention. I was just running with the lingo. As I said in my post, 'All said in good fun'. I treat TRF as my hangout place to relax and enjoy myself with a bunch of like minded mates.
No offense taken. Honestly, at first I thought it was a typo and my first post on the subject was, like yours, all in fun (and to find out what word you intended). Your explanation made it all clear, including your intention, and my second was in the same spirit (or at least intended to be).

A "hangout place to relax and enjoy myself with a bunch of like minded mates" is a perfect description. And as such, we kid and even tease each other now and then. That's all I took from it; if that wasn't clear then it's I who owes you an apology.

#### dr wogz

##### Fly caster
I like the fact we all learned a bit about "Auzzi culture"!

#### jd2cylman

##### Still not Carl... ;-)
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Now that I have the translation of smoko, schmick sanger, and tucker, it’s a lot funnier...

#### dr wogz

##### Fly caster
In the office to check & validate my parts, and (more correctly) validate the test jig!

And to re-calibrate the 3D printer bed!!

#### Cape Byron

##### The BAR formerly known as Skippy-2
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Your explanation made it all clear, including your intention, and my second was in the same spirit (or at least intended to be).
All sweet. Now to return to our regular programming...

#### OverTheTop

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Now that I have the translation of smoko, schmick sanger, and tucker, it’s a lot funnier...
and you know what a "two-pot screamer" is .

#### Cape Byron

##### The BAR formerly known as Skippy-2
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No-one asked about 'Drongo', so I'll volunteer...

A Drongo is a large bird, and also the name of a racehorse from the 1920's. Sired by a Melbourne Cup winner and a descendent of Carbine (legendary Oz racehorse) he also had a great jockey, but never won any of the 37 starts he had. Wouldabeen, shouldabeen, couldabeen champion. Hence a 'Drongo' is an also-ran, a loser.

And my wife really isn't a two-pot screamer, she's more a legendary philosopher.

#### OverTheTop

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My wife really is a two-pot screamer.

#### John Kemker

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And my wife really isn't a two-pot screamer, she's more a legendary philosopher.

#### OverTheTop

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"This here's the wattle
The emblem of our land
You can stick it in a bottle
You can hold it in your hand
Amen"

#### Cape Byron

##### The BAR formerly known as Skippy-2
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"This here's the wattle
The emblem of our land
You can stick it in a bottle
You can hold it in your hand
Amen"
Crack a tube.

#### Cape Byron

##### The BAR formerly known as Skippy-2
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Sweated like an expectant father as the mechanic went over the rust repairs on my '92 Subaru Brumby (Brat to you guys).

The verdict? 'What repairs?' and a wink. Back on the road. Happy, happy, happy.

#### BrendanH69

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We what now?
Cockney rhyming slang from East London (the one in England!)

#### Blast it Tom!

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Cockney rhyming slang from East London (the one in England!)
Aussies have a marvelous but sometimes inscrutable lingo, but true Cockney is almost unintelligible to us Seppos! (Which I take to be derived from "Separationists!")

#### dr wogz

##### Fly caster
We have the term 'Seppies" which refer the "separatists" the ones who want Quebec to separate from the rest of Canada. it is a bit of an insult to them.

And "Quebecois" French isn't 'Parisienne' French.. Like how "English" [commonwealth] English differs from "American" English (and maybe also Ozzi / Kiwi English, despite the "commonwealth" label..)

#### Blast it Tom!

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We have the term 'Seppies" which refer the "separatists" the ones who want Quebec to separate from the rest of Canada. it is a bit of an insult to them.

And "Quebecois" French isn't 'Parisienne' French.. Like how "English" [commonwealth] English differs from "American" English (and maybe also Ozzi / Kiwi English, despite the "commonwealth" label..)
It is amazing how accents and dialects develop. Just the physical separation seems to do it.
Also, Poutine is very good!

#### boatgeek

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We have the term 'Seppies" which refer the "separatists" the ones who want Quebec to separate from the rest of Canada. it is a bit of an insult to them.

And "Quebecois" French isn't 'Parisienne' French.. Like how "English" [commonwealth] English differs from "American" English (and maybe also Ozzi / Kiwi English, despite the "commonwealth" label..)
Can confirm about Quebecois-in high school I had a native Quebecois speaker in my French class. There is a joke running around that Quebecois isn’t a language, it’s more of a throat disease. I believe that High German speakers feel much the same way about Swiss German.

#### dr wogz

##### Fly caster
Poutine is very good!
Which one?! (It's like saying "BBQ ribs"!!)

Classic Poutine (with thick cut fries, thick gravy, and real genuine "squeaky" cheese curds)

Poutine with added toppings?
• Smoked meat!
• a hot dog buried deep inside?!
• With a different [$$] type of cheese (Brie, Swiss, Oka, etc..) • with ground up hamburger, • Mexican style • Italian style • and Adam Savage's favorite: Fois Gras! #### Blast it Tom! ##### Well-Known Member TRF Supporter Which one?! (It's like saying "BBQ ribs"!!) Classic Poutine (with thick cut fries, thick gravy, and real genuine "squeaky" cheese curds) Poutine with added toppings? • Smoked meat! • a hot dog buried deep inside?! • With a different [$$\$] type of cheese (Brie, Swiss, Oka, etc..)
• with ground up hamburger,
• Mexican style
• Italian style
• and Adam Savage's favorite: Fois Gras!

Good point! I had "classic" last year when I was in Montreal on business. But I can see where there is plenty of room for embellishment! I do forget the name of the restaurant, unfortunately, but it was not fast food. It was near a coil shop we were working with, and quite nice.
And who's this Adam Savage guy? Isn't that the fellow on another thread around here that likes the optical center punch? Oh, I know... I could google the fellow...

#### neil_w

##### Chuffed as ninepence
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And who's this Adam Savage guy? Isn't that the fellow on another thread around here that likes the optical center punch? Oh, I know... I could google the fellow...
He achieved fame as one of the hosts of Mythbusters, and yes that was him with the optical center punch.

#### dr wogz

##### Fly caster
Haha! when 'Myth Busters' came to MTL for our annual 'Just for laughs' festival, Adam came on stage and said: "I have a new favorite, Poutine Fois Gras!!! Thank you Montreal!

(Thru the festival, I've seen live: Myth Busters, Family guy (twice) The Simpsons, South Park and Sponge Bob. Its a live reading of "a script" by the cast..)

Where in Montreal were you Tom?

#### Blast it Tom!

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Hmm, it'll be a bit to remember. We flew into Montreal, of course, and stayed at the Marriot downtown, or something owned by them. A bit rich for my taste, but nice. Then we had a nice driving tour of the city past the (former) Olympic facilities to an industrial park, and the restaurant was near there. Then we had to go up to Three Rivers to a large, very nice fabrication shop. It was mid-winter and you had a nice covering of snow.

#### dr wogz

##### Fly caster
Hmm, it'll be a bit to remember. We flew into Montreal, of course, and stayed at the Marriot downtown, or something owned by them. A bit rich for my taste, but nice. Then we had a nice driving tour of the city past the (former) Olympic facilities to an industrial park, and the restaurant was near there. Then we had to go up to Three Rivers to a large, very nice fabrication shop. It was mid-winter and you had a nice covering of snow.
Ahh, the "east end" of the island. Predominantly French & blue collar. I live on the west end "the west island" predominantly English

And, yeah, the "Big Owe".. What we call the Olympic stadium, because of the cost overruns & maintenance are in the near billions, for a stadium that has no sports teams, acoustically negative for concerts, and and is closed half the year due to the threat of 'bad weather' tearing the fabric roof (again, and again, and again!!) We all want it torn down, but oh no, it's a legacy!!!

Some great fishing up near Trois-Rivieres!

#### Blast it Tom!

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Ahh, the "east end" of the island. Predominantly French & blue collar. I live on the west end "the west island" predominantly English

And, yeah, the "Big Owe".. What we call the Olympic stadium, because of the cost overruns & maintenance are in the near billions, for a stadium that has no sports teams, acoustically negative for concerts, and and is closed half the year due to the threat of 'bad weather' tearing the fabric roof (again, and again, and again!!) We all want it torn down, but oh no, it's a legacy!!!

Some great fishing up near Trois-Rivieres!

Ah, nothing like gov't to come up with these boondoggles! The legacy of busted-down, left-over Olympic stuff around the world is sad indeed, though one must admit the Games themselves are marvelous.

I saw many fishing cabins sitting out on the iced-over St. Lawrence on the way to Trois-Rivieres. Some were quite cozy looking!

If I get up there again I'll try to give you a shout - though usually our schedules are packed up...