• My pet peeves

    From Sean Dennis@1:18/200 to All on Wednesday, May 01, 2019 19:11:32
    Hello All,

    I though you all might get a kick out of this. This is a static page on my blog...

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    - Stateside stations asking for SASEs for paper QSL cards: It is a pet peeve of mine to see stateside hams insisting on you paying for their hobby even though they have this expensive ham radio equipment on their desk but they won't spring for a fourty-nine cent stamp. I figure that if you're going to have paper QSL cards, you should be prepared to spend the few cents to send it off in the States. DX stations, however, are different and I can understand that their country's postal service postage isn't cheap like here in the States. I'll happily confirm a DX QSO with LotW for DXCC if a paper QSL card isn't possible.

    - Using the term "73" incorrectly: "73" means "best regards". Using "very 73" is fine. Using "73s" is not. You don't say "best regardses", do you? So you shouldn't use "73s". There is also "best 73s". "Best best regardses" doesn't make any sense . . . but you should.

    - Using "Q codes" or "10 codes" on a VHF/UHF repeater: As with the above "73", you don't go around saying to your boss, "I gotta get to the home QTH to go 10-100!" "Q codes" are acceptable on HF with SSB and CW (with the possibility of computer digital modes but that's another story), but when using nearly crystal-clear FM, you can use proper English and speak like a functioning human being.

    - Saying "for ID" when using your callsign on a repeater: For God's sake, people, your callsign IS your ID! Just giving your callsign identifies yourself. When you say "for ID", you sound like an idiot. Please, only your callsign. You don't hear the repeater add "for ID" after it identifies itself, do you?

    - Using only the suffix of your callsign to identify yourself while working a DX pileup: That's not only really impolite, it's illegal in the US. Many a ham in the US really should read the DX Code of Conduct and live by it.

    - Using an amplifier to make a short-distance contact: The US rules state that an amateur radio operator should use the minimum power necessary to maintain a contact. Sometimes, I wonder if these guys are making up for other shortcomings in their life by doing this.
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    Later,
    Sean

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  • From Daryl Stout@1:19/33 to SEAN DENNIS on Thursday, May 02, 2019 19:15:00
    Sean,

    I though you all might get a kick out of this. This is a static page on my SD>blog...

    Too bad there isn't a section on etiquette in the Question Pools.

    Daryl, WX4QZ

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  • From Holger Granholm@2:20/228 to Sean Dennis on Thursday, May 02, 2019 09:45:00
    In a message on 05-01-19 Sean Dennis said to All:

    GE Sean,

    I though you all might get a kick out of this. This is a static
    page on my blog...

    10-10, my pet peeves also in the languages I know.

    I wasn't long enough on CB to learn the 10-codes.
    The italian QRM was enough reason to quit CB.


    GN es 73 de Sam, OH0NC

    aka Holger


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  • From Sean Dennis@1:18/200 to Daryl Stout on Thursday, May 02, 2019 23:55:09
    Hello Daryl,

    02 May 19 19:15 at you wrote to me:

    Too bad there isn't a section on etiquette in the Question Pools.

    Yes. I may sound curmudgeonly but good God that gets me going, especially the "73s" and "for ID" crap.

    Later,
    Sean

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  • From Mike Powell@1:2320/105 to HOLGER GRANHOLM on Friday, May 03, 2019 20:19:00
    I wasn't long enough on CB to learn the 10-codes.

    I learned some of it because my uncle was a truck driver and, when I was
    young, there were a lot of pop culture references in the US about truckers (a hit TV show about a trucker and his pet monkey, a hit song about a truck convoy, etc.). I do not remember much of it now, except that:

    10-4 is over and out
    10-20 is location (as in "what is your 10-20"?)

    IIRC some of the other lingo I learned:

    chicken coop - a highway rest area
    bears - the police (and maybe more specifically, the state highway patrol)

    That is about it. :)

    Mike

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  • From Daryl Stout@1:19/33 to SEAN DENNIS on Friday, May 03, 2019 16:25:00
    Hello Daryl,

    Hi, Sean...

    Too bad there isn't a section on etiquette in the Question Pools.

    Yes. I may sound curmudgeonly but good God that gets me going, especially t SD>"73s" and "for ID" crap.

    I just say "Seven Three"...and for the ID, it's just my callsign, or
    "This is [callsign]"...that's enough. "For ID" is redundant...just like
    from the Associated Press Reporters Style Book -- the term "funeral
    service" is redundant. :P

    Daryl, WX4QZ

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  • From Jimmy Anderson@1:116/17 to Sean Dennis on Saturday, May 04, 2019 09:16:00
    Sean Dennis wrote to All <=-

    Hello All,

    I though you all might get a kick out of this. This is a static page
    on my blog...

    - Using the term "73" incorrectly: "73" means "best regards". Using
    "very 73" is fine. Using "73s" is not. You don't say "best
    regardses", do you? So you shouldn't use "73s". There is also "best 73s". "Best best regardses" doesn't make any sense . . . but you
    should.

    I'll admit I intentionally did this once when I knew a guy was
    listening that didn't like it. :-)

    There's a local HAM that says "Roger Roger" pretty often, like someone
    saying "um" or "y'know" or any other verbal tic. He means nothing by
    it, it's just his way of acknowledgement before continuing on to his
    next statement.

    Well, he was on the air one night as I was driving home and apparently
    there were others than me listening in as he was talking to another
    local. Well after they stopped the other one sounded VERY agitated and proceeded to tell the 'non offender' that people should learn proper
    HAM speak and that there's no need to say "yes yes" and that it's 73,
    not multiple. The other guy had a smile in his voice and let the guy
    vent. Then I popped in and very quickly said, "been listening Danny
    and just wanted to say hello to you before I got home." He came back
    to me and said something cordial to which I replied - "Roger Roger -
    I'm pulling in the drive - 73's to you" and signed off. The 'old guy' IMMEDIATELY chimed in with a 'young whipersnapper' comment and
    Danny was obviously having to fight the urge to laugh out loud. Of
    course he knew I was just having fun. :-)

    - Using "Q codes" or "10 codes" on a VHF/UHF repeater: As with the
    above "73", you don't go around saying to your boss, "I gotta get to
    the home QTH to go 10-100!" "Q codes" are acceptable on HF with SSB
    and CW (with the possibility of computer digital modes but that's
    another story), but when using nearly crystal-clear FM, you can use
    proper English and speak like a functioning human being.

    LOL - yeah every now and again I'll hear some repeater talk where someone mentions getting a QSO. Doesn't bother me, but I notice it.

    - Saying "for ID" when using your callsign on a repeater: For God's
    sake, people, your callsign IS your ID! Just giving your callsign identifies yourself. When you say "for ID", you sound like an idiot. Please, only your callsign. You don't hear the repeater add "for ID" after it identifies itself, do you?

    The only time I've heard this myself is when the repeater gives it's
    callsign after 10 minutes and it's kind of a reminder that if you've
    been talking a while it's a smart thing to stay legal and give your
    sign. If one says "for ID" it will prompt and teach the other person
    the reason you're doing it. Yes, they should know, but if you're
    talking while driving home from work it's easy to lose track of time
    and if you happen to stay keyed up while the repeater does its thing
    then you might miss it completely. Hearing the other person do it
    and WHY is a good reminder.


    - Using an amplifier to make a short-distance contact: The US rules
    state that an amateur radio operator should use the minimum power necessary to maintain a contact. Sometimes, I wonder if these guys are making up for other shortcomings in their life by doing this.

    LOL - I admit I don't always think to power down my 50watt mobile rig,
    but I might be talking to a repeater 60 miles away, and I'm always
    scanning repeaters as far as 100 miles away. Yes, I know I don't need
    the power to 'listen.' I also don't think my 50w mobile is what you're referring to either. ;-)




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  • From Sean Dennis@1:18/200 to Mike Powell on Saturday, May 04, 2019 10:58:42
    Hello Mike,

    03 May 19 20:19 at you wrote to HOLGER GRANHOLM:

    I learned some of it because my uncle was a truck driver and, when I
    was young, there were a lot of pop culture references in the US about truckers (a hit TV show about a trucker and his pet monkey, a hit song about a truck convoy, etc.). I do not remember much of it now,
    except that:

    10-4 is over and out
    10-20 is location (as in "what is your 10-20"?)

    Those 10 codes were originally used by law enforcement.

    10-100 is "Using the bathroom".

    Oh, you're talking about "BJ and the Bear" and "Convoy". :D

    Later,
    Sean

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  • From Mike Powell@1:2320/105 to SEAN DENNIS on Saturday, May 04, 2019 20:18:00
    Those 10 codes were originally used by law enforcement.

    10-100 is "Using the bathroom".

    Oh, you're talking about "BJ and the Bear" and "Convoy". :D

    LOL, yep, those are the ones. :D

    Mike

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  • From Holger Granholm@2:20/228 to Mike Powell on Saturday, May 04, 2019 13:51:00
    In a message on 05-03-19 Mike Powell said to Holger Granholm:

    Hello Mike,

    I wasn't long enough on CB to learn the 10-codes.

    I learned some of it because my uncle was a truck driver and, .....

    10-4 is over and out
    10-20 is location (as in "what is your 10-20"?)

    Yeah, I've heard/read some codes but I really don't know the meaning of
    them. 10-4 sounds familiar and so does 10-10 but that's about it.

    I had a Pearce Simpson installed in my delivery/service car and a
    similar in my shop so that I/we could stay in contact. Business use of
    ham radio is forbidden, that's the reason for CB communication.

    Some of the radio amateurs in our club have been very active on CB.


    Have a good night,

    Holger


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  • From Daryl Stout@1:19/33 to MIKE POWELL on Sunday, May 05, 2019 12:44:00
    Mike,

    IIRC some of the other lingo I learned:

    Country singer C.W. McCall had a song called "Convoy"...and another
    singer (I think Cledus Maggard) had an album called "Kentucky
    Moonrunner", with several trucking songs. Then, you had Jerry Reed doing
    the theme for "Smokey And The Bandit".

    I know some ham radio operators and square dancers, who are current,
    or retired OTR truck drivers.

    Daryl, WX4QZ

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  • From Daryl Stout@1:19/33 to JIMMY ANDERSON on Sunday, May 05, 2019 12:48:00
    Jimmy,

    There's a local HAM that says "Roger Roger" pretty often, like someone JA>saying "um" or "y'know" or any other verbal tic. He means nothing by
    it, it's just his way of acknowledgement before continuing on to his
    next statement.

    If you get into a net who has one or more hams named "Roger", and if
    one ham says "Roger", the actual "Roger" may say "You called??" <G>. As
    a note, N0RSR, Roger, from Casa Grande, Arizona, along with his XYL,
    Trish (I forget her callsign offhand), check into the D-Star Trains Net
    every so often. That net, plus the Food Net, and the QCWA D-Star Net,
    are all moving from Reflector 26 to the QuadNet Array this month. There
    was a story in the May 3, 2019 edition of Amateur Radio Newsline, on
    this.

    LOL - yeah every now and again I'll hear some repeater talk where someone JA>mentions getting a QSO. Doesn't bother me, but I notice it.

    I tell hams to not use 10 codes, and to save the Q-signals for the
    digital modes. I do have a ham radio humor file of "The Missing Q
    Signals", but some are not appropriate for ham radio <G>.

    The only time I've heard this myself is when the repeater gives it's JA>callsign after 10 minutes and it's kind of a reminder that if you've
    been talking a while it's a smart thing to stay legal and give your
    sign. If one says "for ID" it will prompt and teach the other person
    the reason you're doing it. Yes, they should know, but if you're
    talking while driving home from work it's easy to lose track of time
    and if you happen to stay keyed up while the repeater does its thing
    then you might miss it completely. Hearing the other person do it
    and WHY is a good reminder.

    I use the "clock method". I identify at the top of the hour, then at
    10, 20, 30, 40, and 50 after the hour. Then, I don't have to worry
    whether or not it has been 10 minutes.

    LOL - I admit I don't always think to power down my 50watt mobile rig, JA>but I might be talking to a repeater 60 miles away, and I'm always JA>scanning repeaters as far as 100 miles away. Yes, I know I don't need
    the power to 'listen.' I also don't think my 50w mobile is what you're JA>referring to either. ;-)

    All knobs to the right!! <BG>

    Daryl, WX4QZ

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  • From Daryl Stout@1:19/33 to SEAN DENNIS on Sunday, May 05, 2019 12:49:00
    Sean,

    Oh, you're talking about "BJ and the Bear" and "Convoy". :D

    I remembered "Convoy" (C.W. McCall) and "Kentucky Moonrunner" (Cledus Maggard), but forgot about "BJ and The Bear"...was that Jerry Reed?? He
    also did "Smokey And The Bandit".

    Daryl, WX4QZ

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  • From Daryl Stout@1:19/33 to HOLGER GRANHOLM on Sunday, May 05, 2019 12:51:00
    Holger,

    them. 10-4 sounds familiar and so does 10-10 but that's about it.

    What's funny is when the local repeater uses numbers for the month and
    day. October 4 comes across as "10-4". <BG>

    I had a Pearce Simpson installed in my delivery/service car and a
    similar in my shop so that I/we could stay in contact. Business use of HG>ham radio is forbidden, that's the reason for CB communication.

    Or cellphone. But, around here...when there's a weather issue
    (thunderstorms, tornadoes, snow, ice, etc.) the cell networks are the
    first thing to crash).

    .. I've found a great way to start the day. I go back to bed!

    Works for me!!

    Daryl, WX4QZ
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  • From Jimmy Anderson@1:116/17 to Sean Dennis on Sunday, May 05, 2019 23:08:00
    Sean Dennis wrote to Mike Powell <=-

    10-4 is over and out
    10-20 is location (as in "what is your 10-20"?)

    I always thought 10-4 is simply "yes" or "acknowledge."

    I thought 'over and out' was something different... 10-7 ?

    We also used to say "Home 20" for when we were at home
    as the location.

    Okay - had to google this one - 10-36 for "what's the
    correct time."

    Those 10 codes were originally used by law enforcement.

    Yep!




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  • From Jimmy Anderson@1:116/17 to Holger Granholm on Sunday, May 05, 2019 23:12:00
    Holger Granholm wrote to Mike Powell <=-

    I had a Pearce Simpson installed in my delivery/service car and a
    similar in my shop so that I/we could stay in contact. Business use of
    ham radio is forbidden, that's the reason for CB communication.

    Some of the local farmers use CB, but most of the bigger ones just
    rent their own FCC channels I think - not sure.

    Some of the radio amateurs in our club have been very active on CB.

    I've thoguht about adding one for when we're on the road, just so's
    I'd have another 'chat device,' but the wife doesn't care for me
    chewing on the HAM anyway, so... LOL





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  • From Jimmy Anderson@1:116/17 to Daryl Stout on Sunday, May 05, 2019 23:16:00
    Daryl Stout wrote to Jimmy Anderson <=-

    I use the "clock method". I identify at the top of the hour, then at
    10, 20, 30, 40, and 50 after the hour. Then, I don't have to worry
    whether or not it has been 10 minutes.

    Good idea, but again if I'm driving home from work or between job sites
    or something, I'm not watching the clock. :-) But I'll see if I can
    add that to my habits.





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  • From Jimmy Anderson@1:116/17 to Daryl Stout on Sunday, May 05, 2019 23:18:00
    Daryl Stout wrote to Holger Granholm <=-

    I had a Pearce Simpson installed in my delivery/service car and a
    similar in my shop so that I/we could stay in contact. Business use of
    ham radio is forbidden, that's the reason for CB communication.

    Or cellphone. But, around here...when there's a weather issue (thunderstorms, tornadoes, snow, ice, etc.) the cell networks are the first thing to crash).

    Well, if I know who I'm going to talk to, that's fine, but if I want
    general chatter... :-) Probably not a good thing to start dialing
    random numbers. LOL





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  • From Sean Dennis@1:18/200 to Daryl Stout on Monday, May 06, 2019 09:38:04
    Hello Daryl,

    05 May 19 12:48 at you wrote to JIMMY ANDERSON:

    I tell hams to not use 10 codes, and to save the Q-signals for the digital modes. I do have a ham radio humor file of "The Missing Q Signals", but some are not appropriate for ham radio <G>.

    I don't use the 10 codes unless I'm telling someone I'm QRT for 10-100. :D

    I do use "QSL?" at the end of a transmission when it's noisy and I do use "QRM" and "QSB" a lot.

    Later,
    Sean

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  • From Mike Powell@1:2320/105 to DARYL STOUT on Monday, May 06, 2019 17:17:00
    IIRC some of the other lingo I learned:

    Country singer C.W. McCall had a song called "Convoy"...and another
    singer (I think Cledus Maggard) had an album called "Kentucky
    Moonrunner", with several trucking songs. Then, you had Jerry Reed doing
    the theme for "Smokey And The Bandit".

    Convoy was the one I learned the lingo from. When I was a kid, we had that album on 8 track. There were some other good songs on it, too, like
    "Silverton Train."

    Mike

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  • From Holger Granholm@2:20/228 to Daryl Stout on Monday, May 06, 2019 09:33:00
    In a message on 05-05-19 Daryl Stout said to Holger Granholm:

    GM Daryl,

    What's funny is when the local repeater uses numbers for the month
    and day. October 4 comes across as "10-4". <BG>

    That doesn't happen here. Of course we have the language barrier and
    since I have never had CB as hobby I don't know if they use those.

    The previously most active CB-users here have become licensed hams, but
    some of them still try to check the response of illegal manners.

    I had a Pearce Simpson installed in my delivery/service car and a

    Or cellphone. But, around here...when there's a weather issue

    Well, in those days 1960's+ the cellphones weren't invented yet, hi.


    CU AGN, Sam, OH0NC

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  • From Daryl Stout@1:19/33 to JIMMY ANDERSON on Thursday, May 09, 2019 11:58:00
    Jimmy,

    I use the "clock method". I identify at the top of the hour, then at 10, 20, 30, 40, and 50 after the hour. Then, I don't have to worry whether or not it has been 10 minutes.

    Good idea, but again if I'm driving home from work or between job sites JA>or something, I'm not watching the clock. :-) But I'll see if I can
    add that to my habits.

    It was just easier for me to do it that way. Now, the digital modes ID
    for you, but I go ahead and voice ID anyway.

    Daryl, WX4QZ

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  • From Daryl Stout@1:19/33 to JIMMY ANDERSON on Thursday, May 09, 2019 12:05:00
    Jimmy,

    Well, if I know who I'm going to talk to, that's fine, but if I want JA>general chatter... :-) Probably not a good thing to start dialing
    random numbers. LOL

    I'll let the robocallers do that. :P

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    Try the Sysop Editor door on the BBS, and you'll get something close
    to it...a screen noting "You've Been Busted!!", and it adds "If you
    thought you were going to get off easy, we're going to call YOUR
    MOTHER"!! <G>.

    You will get logged off with 4 of my logoff doors...

    1) Spiked -- you have to dodge the moving spiked walls. If you
    are "impaled", you're logged off. The longer you avoid the spiked walls,
    the higher your score is.

    2) Don't Wake The Sysop -- you have 4 ways to bug the Sysop. If you
    "wake him", you're logged off. You can page him, call him on the phone,
    knock on his door, or yell outside his window. He does have a nice pair
    of boots at the bedside, and a real nice quilt on the bed. <BG>

    3) The Complaint Department -- you see a welcome screen, and when you
    press <ENTER>, you're logged off.

    4) Plinko. If you hit LOSE, EXIT, or run out of chips, you're logged
    off.

    Some of the other "Logoff Doors" have a G)oodbye option in them, to
    logoff from the BBS. One is "Toilet Stall Graffitti Wall" -- 20 flushes
    in ANSI. Or, as I like to put it "ANSI Rooter, that's the name. Just
    flush your graphics down the drain"!! <G>

    Daryl

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  • From Daryl Stout@1:19/33 to SEAN DENNIS on Thursday, May 09, 2019 12:07:00
    Hello Daryl,

    Hi, Sean...

    I don't use the 10 codes unless I'm telling someone I'm QRT for 10-100. :D

    When nature calls, you can't leave it to the answering machine. :P

    I do use "QSL?" at the end of a transmission when it's noisy and I do use SD>"QRM" and "QSB" a lot.

    Sometimes I run into that on D-Star, and more so on Echolink. But,
    lately, if I'm on D-Rats, Winlink 2000, or Packet via Outpost, I don't
    have to worry about that. I've moved 3 of my nets to the QuadNet Array,
    and can now get D-Star, DMR, and Fusion users.

    Daryl, WX4QZ

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  • From Daryl Stout@1:19/33 to MIKE POWELL on Thursday, May 09, 2019 12:07:00
    Mike,

    Convoy was the one I learned the lingo from. When I was a kid, we had that MP>album on 8 track. There were some other good songs on it, too, like MP>"Silverton Train."

    I don't remember Silverton Train. You can find the deal of "Convoy"
    with a search on YouTube.

    Daryl

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  • From Ray Quinn@1:214/22 to Mike Powell on Wednesday, July 17, 2019 17:24:00
    Mike Powell wrote to HOLGER GRANHOLM <=-

    I wasn't long enough on CB to learn the 10-codes.

    I know I am replying to a relatively old message, but I am a bit behind... Currently I am a truck driver here in California :-( . I have been all
    across the USA and small portions of our neighbors to the north, Canada. I just wanted to correct some things, as I understand them, if that is OK.

    10-4 is over and out

    10-4 - Acknowledge, affirmative, OK, etc.

    10-20 is location (as in "what is your 10-20"?)

    Correct

    IIRC some of the other lingo I learned:

    chicken coop - a highway rest area

    Chicken coop is a weigh/inspection station
    Rest areas are called, among other things, pickle parks.

    bears - the police (and maybe more specifically, the state highway
    patrol)

    Correct

    That is about it. :)

    There are many others, but I cannot bring them to mind.


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  • From Jimmy Anderson@1:116/17 to Ray Quinn on Sunday, July 28, 2019 13:19:00
    Ray Quinn wrote to Mike Powell <=-


    10-4 is over and out

    10-4 - Acknowledge, affirmative, OK, etc.

    10-20 is location (as in "what is your 10-20"?)

    Correct

    IIRC some of the other lingo I learned:

    chicken coop - a highway rest area

    Chicken coop is a weigh/inspection station
    Rest areas are called, among other things, pickle parks.

    bears - the police (and maybe more specifically, the state highway
    patrol)

    That is about it. :)

    There are many others, but I cannot bring them to mind.

    Bubble Gum Machine - Beavers - Seat Covers - Back Door - Rocking Chair




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  • From mark lewis@1:3634/12 to Jimmy Anderson on Sunday, July 28, 2019 15:58:36
    Re: Re: My pet peeves
    By: Jimmy Anderson to Ray Quinn on Sun Jul 28 2019 13:19:00

    Bubble Gum Machine - Beavers - Seat Covers - Back Door - Rocking Chair

    smokey, city kitty, county mountie, and four wheeler are four that immediately came to mind when reading this thread...

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  • From Jimmy Anderson@1:116/17 to Mark Lewis on Saturday, August 03, 2019 11:20:00
    Mark Lewis wrote to Jimmy Anderson <=-

    Re: Re: My pet peeves
    By: Jimmy Anderson to Ray Quinn on Sun Jul 28 2019 13:19:00

    Bubble Gum Machine - Beavers - Seat Covers - Back Door - Rocking Chair

    smokey, city kitty, county mountie, and four wheeler are four that immediately came to mind when reading this thread...

    I know smokey (cause of the hats) - and countie mountie - is four wheeler
    a car? And city kitty - have NO idea...



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  • From mark lewis@1:3634/12.73 to Jimmy Anderson on Sunday, August 04, 2019 10:56:10
    On 2019 Aug 03 11:20:00, you wrote to me:

    Bubble Gum Machine - Beavers - Seat Covers - Back Door - Rocking Chair

    smokey, city kitty, county mountie, and four wheeler are four that
    immediately came to mind when reading this thread...

    I know smokey (cause of the hats) - and countie mountie -

    yup...

    is four wheeler a car?

    yup, car or pickup truck...

    And city kitty - have NO idea...

    city police...

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