Forgive a play on words...!

Discussion in 'FAQs' started by Mike R, Jan 25, 2003.

  1. Mike R

    Mike R Member

    I can't resist this...there was a pretty good thread Val started a while ago, on "How does a Wye work?"

    Well, I was going through some detailed truss bridge drawings yesterday, and a strange thought struck me....
    " Wye does a Howe work ?"

    No offense to anyone, especially those whose time I just wasted...except Jon-monon who has time to morph from Jack Nicholson to someone resembling one of my ex-brothers-in-law,
    ;) so has lots of time for other stuff.;)
    regards / Mike
  2. Vic

    Vic Active Member

    Hi Mike, Didn't waste my time:D .......but I can't resist:D ...... Wye does a Howe work?.........By tension, compression and some "depression":D :D :D :D :D :D :D
  3. Bill Stone

    Bill Stone Member

    Truss me. It works.
  4. Mike R

    Mike R Member

    It's really hardly a surprise.
    The questions raised by Howes and Wyes..;)

    But whether it is steam, or not
    Must start by firmly asking: "Watt ?":confused: :confused:

    ..and regards / Mike:D :D :D
  5. Woodie

    Woodie Active Member

    I totally agree Mike. Never mind the Howes and Wyes, what about the Watson Hoomes?? Then the Wens will take care of themselves. :rolleyes: :p
  6. TR-Flyer

    TR-Flyer Member

    Heyyyy Abb-aattt!!!!
  7. aartwmich

    aartwmich Member

    So...Watt IS a Howe, and Wye would you want one?:D :D
  8. Woodie

    Woodie Active Member

    Costello: Hey, Abbott!
    Abbott: Yes, Lou?
    Costello: I just got my first computer.
    Abbott: That's great Lou. What did you get?
    Costello: A Pentium III, with 128 Megs of RAM, a 12.1 Gig hard drive, and a 48X CD-ROM.
    Abbott: That's terrific, Lou
    Costello: But I don't know what any of it means!!
    Abbott: You will in time.
    Costello: That's exactly why I am here to see you.
    Abbott: Oh?
    Costello: I heard that you are a real computer expert.
    Abbott: Well, I don't know-
    Costello: Yes-sir-ee. You know your stuff. And you're going to train me.
    Abbott: Really?
    Costello: Uh huh. And I am here for my first lesson.
    Abbott: O.K. Lou. What do want to know?
    Costello: I am having no problem turning it on, but I heard that you should be very careful how you turn it off.
    Abbott: That's true.
    Costello: So, here I am working on my new computer and I want to turn it off. What do I do?
    Abbott: Well, first you press the Start button, and then-
    Costello: No, I told you, I want to turn it off.
    Abbott: I know, you press the Start button-
    Costello: Wait a second. I want to turn it off. Off. I know how to start it. So tell me what to do.
    Abbott: I did.
    Costello: When?
    Abbott: When I told you to press the Start button.
    Costello: Why should I press the Start button?
    Abbott: To shut off the computer.
    Costello: I press Start to stop.
    Abbott: Well Start doesn't actually stop the computer.
    Costello: I knew it! So what do I press.
    Abbott: Start
    Costello: Start what?
    Abbott: Start button.
    Costello: Start button to do what?
    Abbott: Shut down.
    Costello: You don't have to get rude!
    Abbott: No, no, no! That's not what I meant.
    Costello: Then say what you mean.
    Abbott: To shut down the computer, press-
    Costello: Don't say, "Start!"
    Abbott: Then what do you want me to say?
    Costello: Look, if I want to turn off the computer, I am willing to press the Stop button, the End button and Cease and Desist button, but no one in their right mind presses the Start to Stop.
    Abbott: But that's what you do.
    Costello: And you probably Go at Stop signs, and Stop at green lights.
    Abbott: Don't be ridiculous.
    Costello: I'm being ridiculous? Well, I think it's about time we started this conversation.
    Abbott: What are you talking about?
    Costello: I am starting this conversation right now.
  9. billk

    billk Active Member

    Woodie you've got way too much time on your hands - get a hobby or something.
  10. jmarksbery

    jmarksbery Active Member

    OH NO, where did I put my damn medicine?? :p :eek: :p

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