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Re: [Shop-talk] auto shop slang

Subject: Re: [Shop-talk] auto shop slang
From: Donald H Locker <>
Date: Thu, 30 Aug 2007 17:56:47 -0400
Fits-all for an adjustable spanner.
Son-of-a-b.... for almost any tool that won't behave.

But I've never heard of a tire root.
Donald. wrote:
> We're trying to put together a contest at work for our newsletter, matching 
>shop slang terms to the actual meanings.  Things like calling a cutting torch 
>a "smoke wrench", or trim adhesive "Gorilla snot".  (Yes, it's been a slow 
> Anybody have any we might not have come up with yet?
> Know what a "tire root" is?
> Thanks,
> Chuck

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