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11-14-2019 11:52 AM
Cherryville Chuck
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Originally Posted by Danman1957 View Post
Biagio,

I guess I forgot to mention that I abhorred school !!! LOL

The only courses I enjoyed were auto mechanics, technical drawing, Geography and ???? can't think of any other. Oh yes did I mention that at that time I didn't enjoy woodworking ! wow how we change, from not enjoying something to now teaching it to others ! and loving it.
I attended French schools from grade 1 to grade 6, then tried the English schools for my first 2 years of high school and then ended up in a very small school that the only optional course was typing. That's when I asked my parents if I could go back to the French school and take the auto mechanics course. I am thankful that I learned the French language for it has allowed me to excel during my career. Living in Quebec Canada, French is a must if you want to succeed. I can also say that'' je n'ai jamais entendu ou utilisé ce mot J'abhorre '' ! but I assure you I know many other bad words that I won't mention. LOL
Abhor isn't used commonly but it isn't rare either. I had some issues when I was in French speaking Switzerland with Je demande, Je commande and Je veux. You would think we would have translated those words from French to English with equivalent meanings but not the case. I thought I was being polite saying Je veux when I should have said Je demande. I was surprised to see the reaction on the guy's face I was talking to when I did it.
11-14-2019 10:58 AM
Danman1957 Biagio,

I guess I forgot to mention that I abhorred school !!! LOL

The only courses I enjoyed were auto mechanics, technical drawing, Geography and ???? can't think of any other. Oh yes did I mention that at that time I didn't enjoy woodworking ! wow how we change, from not enjoying something to now teaching it to others ! and loving it.
I attended French schools from grade 1 to grade 6, then tried the English schools for my first 2 years of high school and then ended up in a very small school that the only optional course was typing. That's when I asked my parents if I could go back to the French school and take the auto mechanics course. I am thankful that I learned the French language for it has allowed me to excel during my career. Living in Quebec Canada, French is a must if you want to succeed. I can also say that'' je n'ai jamais entendu ou utilisé ce mot J'abhorre '' ! but I assure you I know many other bad words that I won't mention. LOL
11-14-2019 10:43 AM
Danman1957 Thanks Thomas,
I have been watching This Old House for more years than I care to count and of course editing would prevent that word from being broadcast, but the clarification makes sense to me, that accent from the New England States around Boston, Rhode Island and other areas are sure local and sometimes we need help to interpret the ''Jargon''.
Dan
11-14-2019 10:02 AM
Nickp
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Originally Posted by Cherryville Chuck View Post
I've heard it called a Polish screwdriver. Maybe a Mexican screwdriver too. Pick an ethnicity. The guy I go work with twice a year is named Gibson so I'm think Scottish heritage. He didn't bother using a proper screwdriver the time or two I've seen him use screws. A hammer was good enough for him. Back in the old days when all we had to work with was slotted screws lots of them got driven home with a hammer. Usually out of frustration.

AAHHH, the good ole days...better than coated ring shank nails for holding power...
11-14-2019 02:42 AM
Cherryville Chuck I've heard it called a Polish screwdriver. Maybe a Mexican screwdriver too. Pick an ethnicity. The guy I go work with twice a year is named Gibson so I'm think Scottish heritage. He didn't bother using a proper screwdriver the time or two I've seen him use screws. A hammer was good enough for him. Back in the old days when all we had to work with was slotted screws lots of them got driven home with a hammer. Usually out of frustration.
11-13-2019 11:16 PM
harrysin
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Originally Posted by Herb Stoops View Post
My first lesson in carpentry was that screws are pounded in and screwed out,
Just saying,
Herb
Back in England a hammer was affectionately called an American screwdriver by joiners who hammered screws most of the way in and used a screwdriver for the last couple of turns. I've often wondered why they called it an AMERICAN screwdriver.
11-13-2019 11:07 PM
harrysin
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Originally Posted by Stick486 View Post
As any woodworker/carpenter/construction guy knows. You can't use "do I need it?" as a criteria for buying a new tool. Whether or not you'll even ever use it is besides the point! For all you confused people out there, I will give you the listed reasons for buying a new tool straight from "The Man Bible" Chapter 35 Section 72 Subsection D Paragraph 23 states:

You simply buy a new tool because:
a) It's there
b) You can


I hope this has cleared up any questions any of you may have for buying new tools, and hopefully relieve some of the guilty feelings you may have about purchasing that new tool with the money you should have spent on a new dishwasher for your wife.
At last we agree on something Stick!

It's there
You can
11-11-2019 12:26 AM
JFPNCM As a matter of history, I learned the word in high school physics as the Prof was keen on the statement “ Nature abhors a vacuum” and had multiple demonstrations for that point. A fun time.
11-10-2019 11:58 PM
Biagio
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Originally Posted by Danman1957 View Post
???? ABHOR ???? WOW !!! WHERE DOES ONE FIND SUCH WORDS ? 61 YRS old and I've never heard of it before. The Router Forums is becoming a language course LOL Is it because I'm CANADIAN that I've never heard of it, or is it because except for University, the rest of my education was mostly in French.
Hey Dan, did they stop at je déteste at your school, and not go on to j’abhorre? Maybe it is because you are Canadian.
11-10-2019 03:23 PM
DaninVan What? No HD galv lag bolts in the misc. fastener bucket?!
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