Re: [CR]Andre..not Paul Reiss..the craftsman's craftsman.

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Date: Wed, 27 Sep 2006 17:04:40 -0700 (PDT)
From: "Fred Rafael Rednor" <>
Subject: Re: [CR]Andre..not Paul Reiss..the craftsman's craftsman.
To: Norris Lockley <>,
In-Reply-To: <000901c6e28e$1eb1ccc0$5e7ef059@049306920171>

> Over here the characteristic of a "fusion" weld > is that the parent metal being joined is actually > melted and the union or joint is produced on > subsequent cooling and solidification.

Norris, I think "fusion welding" means the same thing on both side of the Atlantic. The confusion rests on how didactic and/or punctilious one's welding instructor chooses to be - at least as far as vocabulary is concerned. (Actually, in my experience, all Anglophone welding instructors have an in-depth knowledge of certain profane Anglo-Saxon epithets, but I suppose that's another story...) To really bring it back to CR relevance: remember the late, lamented shop, Maison du VĂ©lo in Paris. The proprietor was a Frenchman who had lived in Texas and used a great many idioms that would have made sense to me had I ever lived in Dallas. But they had no meaning to someone (i.e. me) who lived half his life in New York and the other half in Washington DC. I first met him at LeJeune's and later I was at the Maison shop a couple of times. In any event, there were a few times when I needed him to repeat something in French so I could get past the Texan idiom. Attention Texan CR list members: I'm not denigrating Texas. I'm merely pointing out that there are many regionalisms throughout the English speaking world. As my Southen Virginian and North Carolinian friends might say, "I might could understand it, if you spoke slowly enough..." Fred "I might could do it" Rednor Arlington, Virginia (USA)

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