we have a lot of items in this trade that have different names in different parts of the country.
f-clip=madison clip standoff or hanger=mineralac flex=greenfield unistrut=kindorf kleenex=facial tissue bandaid=adhesive strip buddy=client who pays on time ***hole=client that gripes+doesn't pay on time anyone else have some more? but we all need to remember if we do our job well our grandchildren can enjoy the end product of our labor (almost a timeless legacy)
I've heard F-clips called Battleships, Madisons,and Hold-its. I've heard anti-oxident called Kool-Aid, Noalox, Contax, Duck poop and Goose grease. Some of these names are brand names, I'm sure, and some are just what they look like.
Trade names have slipped into common use more than many people realize. For example, how many people have forgotten that "aspirin" started as a trade name?
Here in England "Hoover" is commonly used as a generic name for any type of vacuum cleaner, and a type of heavy-duty double-pole junction box used for splitting a service to two or more main panels is often called a "Henley box."
Steve: What IS a minerlac or mini? I have no idea!