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    I recently read an interesting article in The New Yorker magazine about paper jams in printers. Below is an excerpt from the article:

    "In the largest sense, jamming is a problem in a field called tribology - the study of friction, lubrication, and wear between interacting surfaces. . . . (The term 'tribology' . . comes from the Greek verb 'to rub.') . The smooth functioning of the world depends on invisible tribological improvements."

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    23times3,

    Good gracious! I'm a "tribologist" and I never knew it!

    For all these years that I've been reading, studying video clips, flipping through sticky pages of adult magazines and now, finally writing, I've actually been contributing to the "smooth functioning of mankind,” by making “invisible tribological improvements?” Wow!

    I hope the Nobel committee knows how to get in touch with me.

    A.Penman

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    Quote Originally Posted by apenman View Post
    23times3,

    Good gracious! I'm a "tribologist" and I never knew it!

    For all these years that I've been reading, studying video clips, flipping through sticky pages of adult magazines and now, finally writing, I've actually been contributing to the "smooth functioning of mankind,” by making “invisible tribological improvements?” Wow!

    I hope the Nobel committee knows how to get in touch with me.

    A.Penman



    See Doc....I always knew you were special! And to think, I've written all those letters to a potential Nobel Prize winner............A TRIBOLOGIST NO LESS!!!
    You got my vote........so how do we fill out the ballots...........are there two pungently scented V shaped, pheromone papers jammed together and we rub in the vote or what???

    Shak

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    Quote Originally Posted by 23times3 View Post
    I recently read an interesting article in The New Yorker magazine about paper jams in printers. Below is an excerpt from the article:

    "In the largest sense, jamming is a problem in a field called tribology - the study of friction, lubrication, and wear between interacting surfaces. . . . (The term 'tribology' . . comes from the Greek verb 'to rub.') . The smooth functioning of the world depends on invisible tribological improvements."

    Thus endeth the lesson.........CLASS DISMISSED FOR THE DAY
    Tomorrows lesson................BOOBOLOGY!

    Shak

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    Can we get a grammar lesson concerning the role of the ellipsis?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MaskedSuperstar View Post
    Can we get a grammar lesson concerning the role of the... ellipsis?
    Definition of ellipsis
    plural ellipses play \i-ˈlip-ˌsēz, e-\
    1
    a : the omission of one or more words that are obviously understood but that must be supplied to make a construction grammatically complete
    b : a sudden leap from one topic to another
    2
    : marks or a mark (such as … ) indicating an omission (as of words) or a pause
    3
    : a superheroine with the power to pause time...


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    It's nice seeing you again Ginny To throw in my hat on misleading terms, my new favorite term is silviculture, which is neither a study of Sylvias, or offers insight into the silver trade, but the field of forestry concerning sustainable logging and processing. Though, at least in one language wood transporter sounds exactly the same as penis erector, to the endless delight of juvenile souls.

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