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Old 05-05-2015, 01:45 PM   #41
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This forum should be called "Airstream Anoraks".

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Sad person who keeps on talking about somthing boring until the people in the conversation want to string him up.
Example: "This anorak kept on about how he saw a plane fly over his house so much."
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p.s. You may also find a few at train stations....

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Old 05-05-2015, 02:17 PM   #42
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A somewhat more benign definition from Wikipedia:

In British slang an anorak /ˈnərk/ is a person who has a very strong interest, perhaps obsessive, in niche subjects. This interest may be unacknowledged or not understood by the general public.

You may be interested in the following quote from my business website:

My name is John Audette – some call me the H1 Anorak.

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Thanks for clearing up the confusion. I was trying to understand the reference to an Inuit overgarment. A pull over parka is an anorak.
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Gearheart, you are correct. That was the original meaning - which spawned the urban-slang version.

From wiki: In 1984 the Observer newspaper used the term as an alternative term for the prototype group interested in detailed trivia, the trainspotters,[1][2] as members of this group often wore unfashionable but warm coats called anoraks when standing for hours on station platforms or along railway tracks, noting down details of passing trains.

The first use of the phrase to describe an obsessive fan has also been credited to the radio presenter Andy Archer, who used the term in the early 1970s for fans of offshore radio, who would charter boats to come out to sea to visit the radio ship.
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Nice work sign lady..you should register here as a Vendor...
Thanks Alan :-) Reading this thread I'd be scared to for fear of making a grammar error and being eaten alive
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just don't mention anything about axles. Or you will really be in for it
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Or tires...trust me. I just bought new tires. I was almost in tears trying to find tires that haven't been torn to pieces on here. Michelin's weren't an option for me up here either.

The axle choice was easy for me I'm restoring to original so I went with what was originally used :-)
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Old 05-05-2015, 10:28 PM   #48
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just don't mention anything about axles. Or you will really be in for it
Or axels, either...
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Thanks Alan :-) Reading this thread I'd be scared to for fear of making a grammar error and being eaten alive
Oh yeah?

Judging from the replies and viewer count (which must be at least 10X more than is displayed) an "error" can be very beneficial for a small business. If they had to pay for this kind of market exposure, it would cost them thousands.
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And don't bring up toe vehicles or tongue waits.
If you are making signs to earn a little extra income, I'd hold onto the day job.
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Thanks Alan :-) Reading this thread I'd be scared to for fear of making a grammar error and being eaten alive
Reading this thread I'd be scared, too, for fear of making a grammar error and being eaten alive.
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It all in interpretation. I remember the "I (heart image) Virginia" signs and no one wrote about how grammatically incorrect it was to write "I Virginia". Just substitute the word Airstream for the image, or for you drill-down technically correct types "International," and just enjoy the beautiful sign for what it is - a graceful invitation to stop by and say hello to those met on the road.
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Reading this thread I'd be scared, too, for fear of making a grammar error and being eaten alive.

Well played!

Reading this thread, 1) I'd be scared 2) for fear of making a grammar error and being eaten alive.

(Not as effective....oh well...)
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See what I mean?

They're like vultures waiting to pounce, sometimes I'm one of 'em
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This thread: Wow.

The signs, though, look great! Whenever we visit Knoebels in Elysburg, PA, I say we should get them to do a sign for us, but theirs aren't as intricate as some of the pictures posted in this thread.
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They're like vultures waiting to pounce, sometimes I'm one of 'em
It's bad when the client messes it up and still wants you to fix it gratis.
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We upgraded to a F250, ordered 16" Michelins to be put on in August, and we're talking to Lew for full solar in December, so feel we're in line to weigh in on campground signs. Here's ours. It was done by the company mentioned in my previous post in this thread.

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We upgraded to a F250, ordered 16" Michelins to be put on in August, and we're talking to Lew for full solar in December, so feel we're in line to weigh in on campground signs. Here's ours. It was done by the company mentioned in my previous post in this thread.

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