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Parellax
04:52:20 Wed
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Interesting, and no I didn't know. We still have nine yards to go though.

  
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And the expression "balls to the wall" came from WWII fighter pilots and refers to the knob on the throttle, and it's highest setting closest to the firewall.

And here is one that I recently learned where "blazen terms" comes from. Blazen is a special style or format of the English language that is used to describe a coat of arms, such that you can pass the info to your troops so that they will know the described coat of arms when they see it, like "A yellow shield diagonally crossed with a black stripe with a black horse head in the upper right section" and you know that's the First US Cavalry Div. It's short, and straight to the point, so there is no way to misunderstand it.

And here are a couple that the gangsters use that most of them probably don't know the origin of: "busting a cap" refers to percussion caps, which disintegrate when fired. And they use the word "setts", that one is actually very clever, and quite correct. It's a Scottish word. That pattern we now call a "plaid", is properly known as a "tartan", the patterns on their kilts. The tartans are actually different for every clan, and the patterns are called "setts", so whenever they had a war, everyone would know who everyone else is, and who's side they were on, by the patterns of the colors on the kilts they wore.



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Correct. I'm not sure why an expression for tying the balls down didn't catch on. I guess it just didn't work.

  
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Do you know where that expression, "balls out" comes from? The old steam engines had centrifugal governors with spherical weights that spun around. When they got going fast, the pulled outwards and retarded the engine. So running a steam engine at full power was called "balls out".



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Alright boys it appears Photobucket is done. I'll see if I can't find a reacharound. Anyway I am now an LLC with patents pending. The name is Phoenix Airguns. That's right. I'm bring it back.

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