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Duane Benson
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Re: A bit of a twist
Duane Benson   8/13/2014 7:22:14 PM
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Reminds me a bit of machine bolts on the old MG I once had. In my education process, I learned about SAE, metric and Whitworth. Then there were metric bolts with Whitworth heads or something like that.

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MeasurementBlues   8/13/2014 5:20:59 PM
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"You bloody Brits never seem to miss the chance to stick "Royal" in front of something, with the apparent thought that makes that something more regal"

As in "Royal pain"

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Re: A bit of a twist
MeasurementBlues   8/13/2014 5:18:47 PM
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I do recall a Canadian team winning the series.

Max The Magnificent
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Max The Magnificent   8/11/2014 12:41:42 PM
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@Wnderer: AWG came before SWG.

I was sort of hoping no one would bring that up LOL

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Re: A bit of a twist
Wnderer   8/7/2014 7:27:32 PM
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@Max Over here, the little scamps use AWG (American Wire Gauge)


AWG came before SWG. Originally there was the Birmingham Wire Gauge which was kind of arbitrary. An American company called Brown and Sharpe created a wire gauge with a real exponential decay and a base of 0.89 in 1855. It was called the Brown and Sharpe wire gauge. The British then had to 'save the gauge as an example of British Quality' which led to something called the 'Battle of the Gauges' which ended when in 1883, Queen Victoria signed an Order in Council creating the British or Board of Trade Standard Wire Gauge, after which the Brown and Sharpe Wire Gauge started to be called the American Wire Gauge.

Max The Magnificent
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Re: A bit of a twist
Max The Magnificent   8/7/2014 5:32:21 PM
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@Dan_e: ...your silly comments of various cultures...

Fortunately, I'm happy to say that the thought of responding "American + Culture = Oxymoron" never crossed my mind. I prefer to take the higher ground and think only nice thoughts LOL

Max The Magnificent
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Max The Magnificent   8/7/2014 5:29:18 PM
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@Dan_e: You bloody Brits never seem to miss the chance to stick "Royal" in front of something, with the apparent thought that makes that something more regal - LOL

Well it does, doesn't it?

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Re: A bit of a twist
Dan_e   8/7/2014 5:27:55 PM
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@Max . you wrote ""Over here, the little scamps use AWG (American Wire Gauge) -- it's so cute when they try to re-invent something and stick the word "American" in front of it as though to imply that their wire gauge is better than anyone elses LOL"

I don't us "little scamps" had any intention of implying that sticking "American" in the front of "Wire Gauge"made our wire gauge "better than anyone elses", but thanks for the compliment. You bloody Brits never seem to miss the chance to stick "Royal" in front of something, with the apparent thought that makes that something more regal - LOL

Maybe it the future you keeping your silly comments of various cultures and failed rebuttles on points of them (both AWG and the World Series) out of what should be a discussion of electronics (and which I admit typically find pretty entertaining).

 

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Max The Magnificent   8/7/2014 4:40:58 PM
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@antedeluvian: I was about to point out that the series was named for the sponsor the New York World newsapaper, a story I have heard quiet a few times and in turn have propogated it myself...

    I've heard that tale also, but I also head it was a myth

Turns out that story is an urban myth and you are right.

   Don't sound so surprised LOL

antedeluvian
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antedeluvian   8/7/2014 4:17:18 PM
Max

Leave it to the Americans to have a sporting event called "The World Series" to which they are pretty much the only contestants. "Oooh, an American baseball team won the World Series ... again

I was about to point out that the series was named for the sponsor the New York World newsapaper, a story I have heard quiet a few times and in turn have propogated it myself. Turns out that story is an urban myth and you are right.

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