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#27033 - 06/29/03 06:09 AM 'Slang'
PCBelarge Offline
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To any and all!

I have been asked to do a piece on the 'slang' terms used for material in the electrical industry today. If anyone would like to contribute, I would appreciate it. You could post it, or email me at
techtraining.solutions@verizon.net
I think this could be a lot of fun and be very interesting. If you decide to do this please include the 'slang' term and the industry term related to the slang.

Thanks much!!!

Pierre
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#27034 - 06/29/03 08:34 AM Re: 'Slang'
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Pierre,

Are you going to dig up origins of terms too?
That would be interesting.

Here's two:
Madison clips or Battleships for col work box supports.

Mae West for Conduit Supports


Bill

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#27035 - 06/29/03 08:45 AM Re: 'Slang'
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Search for "Slang" here on the ECN forums, there are a few others like this one:
http://electrical-contractor.net/ubb/Forum1/HTML/001308.html
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#27036 - 06/29/03 08:52 AM Re: 'Slang'
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What Bill calls Battleship clips we call Jiffy Clips.

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#27037 - 06/29/03 12:59 PM Re: 'Slang'
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Thank You Bill and EagleElectric and Joe for the excellent reference. I have a couple of weeks, so if anybody has more please add to the list. I will make sure to give credit to those who do.

Thanks

Pierre
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#27038 - 06/29/03 03:25 PM Re: 'Slang'
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We call the box supports Madison holders.

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#27039 - 06/29/03 05:43 PM Re: 'Slang'
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We call 'em "Mad Bahs" Mad bars for all not familiar with the Boston accent.

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#27040 - 06/29/03 07:45 PM Re: 'Slang'
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Check out this site:about:blankhttp://www.tradeslang.com/

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#27041 - 06/29/03 07:48 PM Re: 'Slang'
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Sorry, try this one: http://www.tradeslang.com/

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#27042 - 06/30/03 03:00 AM Re: 'Slang'
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I call them Madison's or Box fastners or Gem box supports.
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