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    Quote Originally Posted by papabear View Post
    My Grandfather called everything a "Dingfod".
    Yeah, those were some brilliant minds... didn't need many words to understand each other.
    Just imagine if today someone came saying "I put the dingfod inside the... (other)dingfod, turned the (third)dingfod but the (whole)Dingfod still doesn't work!..."
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    Sounds German to me!

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    No, in German it would be "Dingsbums"...

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    Genau! Aber vielleicht im dialekt?

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    This is the insidious ongoing and ever increasing lack of the ability to write or speak in a correct and logical manner. HHtth, ghfp, or ttpaqq even? get it? NO, and nobody else does anyone either. More and more we have to 'goggle!' words and expressions to find out what is the intended conveyance.
    From news readers supposedly 'educated' people, experts, politicians and others, now day's we hear them come out with.."Greeeeeciziziziz" new policy is...Or, the "policizzziizzz" methods were!. WHAT happened to "it is or was the policy of Greece? OR the Greek government, OR, the latest "policy of the police is to", Whatever!. Degraded standards now are the Norm!. And just go on any forum on the internet and 'goggle' a question..viz. "how do I change my desktop layout" and likely you will see "experts" posting something like.."go to the input line logs in windows checksums select inputs, new value, inputs," and on and on and on! The 'expert or computer wiz kid' knows Exactly what he is doing but Mr ordinary does not. So, Why not State (Inform) Mr or Mrs 'don't know' "go to settings" Click start, look for new page, select page..look for and click on etc and on and on in a Logical and Understandable order and sequence. NO CHANCE! Just TRY setting up a smart wristwatch! Yet some solutions and advices ARE or can be made quite simple to follow. Ho Hum, Rant over..(going for another 'Perla'. )..look that up!.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gringeltaube View Post
    No, in German it would be "Dingsbums"...
    Now that's funny !!!

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    I give big "Attaboy" to NormB for this thread.
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    Most people just need a reminder to try and use the right terms. Only once did anyone get mad at me for insisting that they use the right terminology. I tried to explain that if he wrote S1, there was no need to write start switch. I even tried to apologize, if I had somehow insulted him. Afterall, I wanted to help, and was ready to go that far, but I wasn't going to cut my throat or jump off the roof. He ranted and raved and that was the last of him. Sad, because I could have helped him with his MEP-oo6A problem. Oh well. I think it just amounted to him not wanting to get smart on the gen set, and just wanting someone tell him what the problem was.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guyfang View Post
    Oh well. I think it just amounted to him not wanting to get smart on the gen set, and just wanting someone tell him what the problem was.
    The problem was not so much with the equipment as with the user I-d-ten-t. In other words - the problem exists between the keyboard and the chair, unless he was standing and using a tablet!
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