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donald.waller1

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Do you know the Meaning ?
« on: January 08, 2013, 08:16:05 »
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Hi all here's one for you and I am NOT swearing, do you know the meaning of the word S.H.I.T have a guess and see if you get it right, it is a real old meaning.

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Re: Do you know the Meaning ?
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2013, 09:14:47 »
Erm, now excuse me, but that is rude!!!!!  >:D >:D >:D >:D

Having been reminded of their lack of use, here is the first yellow card of 2013!!!!! :P :P :P

Any way, does anyone know the answer????
Barry

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Re: Do you know the Meaning ?
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2013, 09:27:45 »
 :P :P :P :P :P
Excuse me I do not wish to be rude, I do not deserve the YELLOW CARD IT IS A REAL TERM.
It mean's "STORE HIGH IN TRANSIT", it was used many year's ago when ship's carried a cargo's that could not be stowed on the deck of the hold due to them getting wet with sea water and causing an explosion, hence the above word meaning.

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Re: Do you know the Meaning ?
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2013, 10:27:59 »
Oh dear never mind......Yellow cards , just like in soccer, cannot be rescinded!!!!!!

Enjoy the glory... :D :D :D
Barry

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Re: Do you know the Meaning ?
« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2013, 12:47:29 »
I guess S__T really does happen :D
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Re: Do you know the Meaning ?
« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2013, 13:03:27 »
Good one, Mike.

Maybe Barry should get a yellow card for having a dirty mind.

Anyone know what "balls to the wall" means???

No, Barry. It is not dirty--please keep your yellow cards, for now anyway.
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Re: Do you know the Meaning ?
« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2013, 13:12:03 »
Good one, Mike.

Maybe Barry should get a yellow card for having a dirty mind.

Anyone know what "balls to the wall" means???

No, Barry. It is not dirty--please keep your yellow cards, for now anyway.

Sorry, but attempts to get a fellow member a yellow card is an offence under Footski's Code of conduct......Consider one issued. >:D >:D >:D >:D >:D >:D

I am enjoying this! ho ho

I feel refreshed..... :P :P
Barry

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Re: Do you know the Meaning ?
« Reply #7 on: January 08, 2013, 13:17:35 »
Anyone know what "balls to the wall" means???


I'm scared to ask......
MIKE

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Re: Do you know the Meaning ?
« Reply #8 on: January 08, 2013, 15:49:09 »
I guess S__T really does happen :D
I prefer to use ships happen in mixed company!
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Re: Do you know the Meaning ?
« Reply #9 on: January 08, 2013, 15:54:52 »
Anyone know what "balls to the wall" means???


I'm scared to ask......
I know what "balls out" means....

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Re: Do you know the Meaning ?
« Reply #10 on: January 08, 2013, 15:59:23 »
Point of order, Admiral.
"Balls to the wall" is an aviation term and should therefore be struck from the record stat!
This full freedom of movement in three dimensions is not for us diehard mariners!

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Re: Do you know the Meaning ?
« Reply #11 on: January 08, 2013, 18:42:34 »
Like russellward said.  And per Urban Dictionary:

a term used by pilots. when accelerating quickly, the throttle is pushed all the way to the panel and the throttle lever (ball) actually touches the panel (wall). Hence, balls to the wall.

"Balls out," as I know it refers to the old flyball speed governors found on steam turbines.  As the turbine speed is raised the flyballs lift farther from center until at maximum speed they are "balls out." 

Do I get a yellow card, Footski?   angel
Dave

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Re: Do you know the Meaning ?
« Reply #12 on: January 08, 2013, 21:07:59 »
Arrrgh! Me hearty, full marks!
A slight addendum to your observation on Watt type governors. They were common in the steam age (which hasn't finished yet you mark my words. Internal combustion won't catch on. Ahem excuse me don't start me off). Also featured on most traction engines and road locomotives. Also (strangely enough on the gorgeous Atlas Imperial engines in our wartime YTL tugs. The camshaft had a Watt's type governor which limits the lift of the injector (sprayer valve) and hence the power output and revs. (They had common rail injection -the engine is a 1918 design. You know the sort of modern fitting on diesels that Honda were claiming as a recent innovation).
But I digress -a feature of old age and a nice gin at the end of the day!
I have attached a recent pic of a local beam engine (now unique to NZ) which shows the Watts governor distinctly balls in. As she revs up to her working speed of 16 rpm the balls swing out and a linkage you can see in the pic operates a butterfly valve in the steam line. Any increase throttles the steam and she slows to her allotted speed.
The speed limit is set by the engineer using a lever on the linkage.
Hoping that you are all now up to speed.
Please use "Balls out" in all conversations possible to offend those possessing naughty easily offended minds where possible. You know who it is I am referring to.

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Re: Do you know the Meaning ?
« Reply #13 on: January 08, 2013, 23:31:31 »
"Please use "Balls out" in all conversations possible to offend those possessing naughty easily offended minds where possible. You know who it is I am referring to."

I resemble that remark.....A more open minded chap you will never find!! :-\ :-\ :-\ :-\

As for CGAux26.......No, no yellow card for such a well explained definition...... ;) ;)
Barry

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Re: Do you know the Meaning ?
« Reply #14 on: January 08, 2013, 23:48:15 »
Ah, re reading my remark, the naughty easily offended minds is a contradiction and needs amending. I guess I should strike the naughty. We may possess such thoughts, but those who are easily offended are unlikely to. Sorry.