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Re: [Shop-talk] auto shop slang

Subject: Re: [Shop-talk] auto shop slang
From: John Miller <>
Date: Thu, 30 Aug 2007 12:39:03 -0700
Mike Frerichs wrote:
> I've often heard wire cutters referred to as dykes (dikes?).  I'm not even
> going to hazard a guess as to how that name came about.

Short for 'diagonals'.

Ford Wrench = BFH

BFH = Big Forceful Hammer

C*nt hair = unit of measurement denoting small distance

Red c*nt hair or RCH = unit of measurement denoting very small distance

Gas axe = cutting torch

Cherry picker = crane-type engine hoist

I'm sure a few more will turn up...


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