Crescent wrenches (was: Nomenclature (was: NEXT Color Printer find

From: Roger Merchberger <>
Date: Wed Jan 2 13:55:03 2002

Rumor has it that Chris may have mentioned these words:


> >In my garage, we had a box with a 150mm Crescent WANNABE, "rubber nails"
> >(steel nails for nailing rubber weatherstripping), spotted paint (sold in
> >a spray can by GM for repairing trunks), etc. for hazing the new parts
> >runners.
>And the all time favorite, ask for the 8/16th socket.

I always heard it as either the "left-handed" and/or "metric" adjustable
wrench (which here in northern Michigan, seems to be interchangeable with
"Crescent" albeit incorrectly) and in the military (I was a radio/wire dog)
we had "frequency grease" to send others for...

And as it's winter, and we *finally* have snow here, talk to some Western
Ontario Canadians and ask them what a "snowmobile" or "snow sled" is -
they'll most likely look at you funny, at least for a few seconds until it
sinks in. They go "skidooing" in the wintertime.

Happy incr(Year),
Roger "Merch" Merchberger
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