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Old 09-19-2014, 07:33 PM
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Old 09-19-2014, 09:11 PM
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Not quite the same here, but a problem none the less. I can blame it on heredity.

My MeMa had 12 grandkids, of which I was the 2nd to last born and the last boy. Our ages span over 20 years difference but we were all pretty close growing up and it was common for any or all of us to be visiting at the same time during the summer. Funny how that happens whenever there were chores that needing doing at the farm.

Anyhow, it never mattered which of us was in front of her, she never could remember our name. She could rattle off her list of grandkids, but remembering exactly which name went with which kid at which moment in time was a source of much laughter for us through the years. She wasn't senile, or suffering dementia, I think we just didn't stand in one place long enough for her to keep track .

So anytime she'd go to call one of us by name, you were very likely to be called any of the other names in her list. She knew as soon as she started speaking that it wasn't the right one, and she'd just keep going until she got down to the right name. Being little turds, when we started getting older we figured out we could really mess things up by responding to one of the other kids' names. She got the desired result, but her system was blown to hell and she knew it wasn't right. She'd pause everytime to try and decide whether it was worth it to keep going to fix the situation or just give up. Of course we'd giggle and say "Yes ma'am" so we didn't have to go pick a switch...

I have those days with my tools.

"Go get me that screwdriver...err...socket...err...hammer...etc"

It really pisses the kids off though. I keep waiting for them to find it funny like we used to. I suppose maybe if I had to make 5 trips to the toolbox for the wrong tool, it wouldn't be very funny to me either
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Guy at work refers to all skid loaders as a "new holland" (our company runs mostly new holland)...to the point that one day he asked me to bring the John Deere New Holland over to a job.
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Old 09-20-2014, 12:45 AM
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Guy at work refers to all skid loaders as a "new holland" (our company runs mostly new holland)...to the point that one day he asked me to bring the John Deere New Holland over to a job.
That's interesting! I know lot's of people that call skidloaders "Bobcat's" but haven't ever heard anyone ever call them a "New Holland".
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A sabre saw being called a jig saw. A jig saw was a ridgid arm, scroll saw. That's where jigsaw puzzles came from. Then, one day, I think it was Black and Decker, labled their hand held job, a "jig saw".

They had no business doing that. There was already, a machine called a jig saw. The name stuck, just like "skill saw."

Actually, "sabre saw" was also, a name, made up by some manufacturer. However, since there wasn't anything else around, that was called a "sabre saw", I accept it but, being that Black and Decker has a much greater presence and the fact that REAL jigsaws are no longer made, an awful lot of people call the hand held tool a "jig saw." GRRRR!

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Guy at work refers to all skid loaders as a "new holland" (our company runs mostly new holland)...to the point that one day he asked me to bring the John Deere New Holland over to a job.
Reminds me of the old Cheyenne chief (Dan George) in Little Big Man who always referred to his tribe as the Human Beings, as contrasted to the White Man.

When his "grandson" (Dustin Hoffman) mentioned the War Between the States that freed the slaves he said, "Ah yes, the Black White Man - I have heard of him."
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Old 09-20-2014, 09:34 PM
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That's interesting! I know lot's of people that call skidloaders "Bobcat's" but haven't ever heard anyone ever call them a "New Holland".
That's how it is around here. I laughed, when my old boss told one of the guys to load up the Case Bobcat and go do a job.
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