Re: [CR]Re: Cotter pins


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Date: Thu, 04 Dec 2008 19:49:12 -0600
From: John Thompson <john@os2.dhs.org>
Organization: The Crimson Permanent Assurance
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: Re: [CR]Re: Cotter pins
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Stuart Tallack wrote:
> Don't be too dogmatic. They are called cotter pins in Britain. What
> you describe as wire doodads are always called split pins here. The
> manufacturers call them split cotters but nobody else does. A cotter
> is a Scottish farm labourer living in a tied cottage. Two nations
> divided by a common language again.

I thought that was a cottAr: http://www.thefreedictionary.com/cottar

:-)

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John (ducking and running) Thompson (john@os2.dhs.org)
Appleton WI USA