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    Roofers patch surfaces with the little gem that's lovingly called "gorilla snot" (aka, tar seal). They come in "sausages" too, in small batches, or in big cans for the big boys.

    Or, the lowly telephone, aka Dial-A-Prayer, at least when used in the act of calling the cavalry.

    Got any common items you use or have heard of that have pithy little nicknames like this?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ccw9mm View Post
    Roofers patch surfaces with the little gem that's lovingly called "gorilla snot" (aka, tar seal).]
    Used to have a neighbor to whom it was known as "gernilla snot".
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    The God Box.

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    TV remote= flipper. Shovel= goon spoon. My F 250 Ford= The P Cup, don't think about it, just say it.
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    Flippers to my wife are winshield wipers.

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    When I was in the Air Force sitting in a shack for 12 hours a night we called the heat from heaters "sleeping gas".
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    Weasel piss= Any really good penetrating spray used to help loosen up nuts and bolts. WD-40 we just call WD-40
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    Hot Pop = a can of coke that is 1/2 coke and 1/2 Crown Royal
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arejay View Post
    Weasel piss= Any really good penetrating spray used to help loosen up nuts and bolts. WD-40 we just call WD-40
    A warm beer that turned skunky.

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    Scanner -- it is used to scan paper into the computer in a digital format. It got that nickname because it's ..... OK, wait for it ..... It's a scanner.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arejay View Post
    Weasel piss= Any really good penetrating spray used to help loosen up nuts and bolts. WD-40 we just call WD-40
    We were so poor, we couldn't afford WD-40. Had to use WD-37.
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    In the Electrical biz, the "cable termination enclosure" on a motor is commonly referred to as a "peckerhead".
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    Quote Originally Posted by oldnfat View Post
    TV remote= flipper. Shovel= goon spoon.
    And, what ... the ol' PT boat in WWII+ was a 'grunt punt'?


    How about: getting of the "X" = shoot 'n' scoot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fredg53 View Post
    Hot Pop = a can of coke that is 1/2 coke and 1/2 Crown Royal
    Sad way to ruin a good Royal Crown Cola.
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