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[*] posted on 12-2-2015 at 10:56 PM
Objects with odd names... but just to foreigners


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[*] posted on 12-3-2015 at 07:37 AM


Very good reading! esposas indeed LOL



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[*] posted on 12-3-2015 at 07:56 AM




Another grease monkey oddity.........in my area, a steering column is called a "sin fin"................"endless."




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[*] posted on 12-3-2015 at 07:59 AM


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....is the author canadian!?? :P

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[*] posted on 12-3-2015 at 08:43 AM


Great stuff. Thanks for posting.
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[*] posted on 12-3-2015 at 10:00 AM


It's pretty interesting that a curly-haired person is a "Chino". I'm Puerto Rican, and I remember my grandparents referring to an orange (the fruit) as a "China".



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[*] posted on 12-3-2015 at 10:05 AM


Thanks Lin! Good to see you on Nomad.



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[*] posted on 12-3-2015 at 10:59 AM


How about to a non English speaking person, with a car that will not start to be told to "jump the car"??? or to "get a jump"???
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[*] posted on 12-3-2015 at 11:28 AM


Good to know that 'jack' translates to 'cat'! Does that work as a verb as well; "Jack it up' translates to 'cat it up'?

When asking for a jack, does it need a qualifying word along with 'gato' to indicate that you want a tool, not a pet?




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[*] posted on 12-3-2015 at 01:37 PM


Once at an Autopartes in San Quintin: told that a "sin fin"
was a hose clamp!? My GUESS is that "many things spherical "are regarded with the term sin fin in Mexico.
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[*] posted on 12-3-2015 at 01:43 PM


As usual, wherever he posts, Lin comes up with great stuff.



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[*] posted on 12-3-2015 at 06:01 PM


Thanks alot, enjoyed.



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[*] posted on 12-4-2015 at 01:56 AM


Quote: Originally posted by BajaBlanca  
Very good reading! esposas indeed LOL


Ha! Reminds me of a trip To Cuba with a friend, when we were watching an English language TV program with Spanish subtitles. Since we were practicing our Spanish we turned off the sound to force ourselves to follow along with the subtitles.

At one point a character (a police officer) was trying to apprehend a criminal but had lost his handcuffs during the pursuit. He shouted to his partner "where are the handcuffs?"

My friend couldn't understand what anyone's wife had to do with the scene.




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[*] posted on 12-4-2015 at 02:37 PM


Quote: Originally posted by lencho  
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I think that refers more specifically to the worm gear at the end (which also relates to the hose clamp someone mentioned); did they actually apply it to the whole column?




That's how I understood it. :?:




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[*] posted on 12-4-2015 at 02:43 PM


Quote: Originally posted by pauldavidmena  
It's pretty interesting that a curly-haired person is a "Chino". I'm Puerto Rican, and I remember my grandparents referring to an orange (the fruit) as a "China".


Another....a person from India is known, officially, as a Hindú, whether they practice Hinduism or not.




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[*] posted on 12-4-2015 at 07:52 PM


I am informed this afternoon that the 'cat' jacks are the floor jacks used by mechanics with the long handle. Grabbing the cat by the tail, so to speak.
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[*] posted on 12-4-2015 at 07:57 PM


Grabbing the 'cat' by the tail! Even more color added to a colorful term, thanks for that detail!



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[*] posted on 1-18-2016 at 03:51 PM


Ordered the slang book today. Something to read on the plane ride over.
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[*] posted on 1-19-2016 at 10:21 AM


my favorite Spanish phrase is "Ya no hay...."

reminds me of "Yes, we have no bananas...."
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[*] posted on 1-19-2016 at 06:41 PM


Quote: Originally posted by SlyOnce  
my favorite Spanish phrase is "Ya no hay...."

reminds me of "Yes, we have no bananas...."

Sort of like the "ahorita vengo." Could be a along wait, as I have learned.
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