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Re: Funny "coined" words/phrases « Reply #15 on: November 17, 2015, 07:09:59 AM » Author: rjluna2
I have a phrase when the HPS bulb extingushed during its cycling, I say "the light collapsed".
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Re: Funny "coined" words/phrases « Reply #16 on: December 31, 2015, 02:06:41 AM » Author: ace100w120v
Another one: "Armstrong Steering" (A well-known/coined phrase describing the firmness of the non-power-steering-assisted steering wheel in a '60s-'70s-'80s "Deuce and a Half" surplus 2-1/2 ton 6X6 military truck...really well known joke/phrase among people like myself who know these trucks...

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Re: Funny "coined" words/phrases « Reply #17 on: January 02, 2016, 01:05:41 AM » Author: ace100w120v
"Instruction Manual Humor"...do I need to explain what that is?
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Re: Funny "coined" words/phrases « Reply #18 on: January 04, 2016, 05:23:00 PM » Author: Ash
In a lighting related concept, i got the instruction manual from a LED retrofit lamp for streetlights. Long story short, manual tells to bypass the HID gear. They call the ignitor "flip flop"
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Re: Funny "coined" words/phrases « Reply #19 on: January 06, 2016, 11:03:47 AM » Author: ace100w120v
Oh and someone I know and myself use the phrase "LED" to refer to any new technology, even if it's non-lighting. 
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Re: Funny "coined" words/phrases « Reply #20 on: January 06, 2016, 12:23:38 PM » Author: Ash
I call "LED" anything that fails to do its function - LED battery drill, LED mailbox (breaks apart after the 1st wind), ....
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Re: Funny "coined" words/phrases « Reply #21 on: January 07, 2016, 10:30:36 AM » Author: ace100w120v
That's hilarious!

LED car, LED refrigerator, it could go on and on!
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Re: Funny "coined" words/phrases « Reply #22 on: January 07, 2016, 10:35:31 AM » Author: Lumex120
I guess that means I could call my Minecraft server PC an “LED PC”   :D
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Re: Funny "coined" words/phrases « Reply #23 on: January 07, 2016, 03:33:15 PM » Author: sol
I like to pronounce LED as a word (like the past tense of the verb to lead). In French, I find it very appropriate to describe such lamps as the pronunciation is the same as the adjective "laide" which is the feminine declination of the adjective "laid" which means "ugly".
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Re: Funny "coined" words/phrases « Reply #24 on: January 07, 2016, 03:54:33 PM » Author: Solanaceae
I pronounce it as in led too.
So if you get laid in French, you become ugly? :P
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Re: Funny "coined" words/phrases « Reply #25 on: January 07, 2016, 10:03:34 PM » Author: xelareverse
I pronounce it as in led too.
So if you get laid in French, you become ugly? :P


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Re: Funny "coined" words/phrases « Reply #26 on: January 07, 2016, 10:04:13 PM » Author: sol
Well, we won't get into those details...

Usually in French we say "coucher avec (someone)" which means literally going to bed with someone.
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Re: Funny "coined" words/phrases « Reply #27 on: January 17, 2016, 09:40:47 PM » Author: ace100w120v
Another one I coined a couple days ago:

"Legstrong  Clutch Pedal".  Inspired by the universally-known "Armstrong Steering"...Legstrong Clutch is the clutch pedal in a Deuce.   (It took all my leg could do!)
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Re: Funny "coined" words/phrases « Reply #28 on: January 19, 2016, 04:29:38 PM » Author: Lumex120
Plastic Silverware=Petroliumware  :P
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Re: Funny "coined" words/phrases « Reply #29 on: March 25, 2017, 03:11:12 AM » Author: ace100w120v
"Placebo button": a pedestrian crossing button for a traffic signal.
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