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Down Memory lane....
« on: January 20, 2014, 04:48:09 PM »


You can look this up on 'tinternet but for this topic only, NO internet searches.... just grey matter!   <*<

Where does the name Esso ( as in petrol ) come from?

( Heard this on the radio yesterday, couldn't believe I hadn't realized all these years! )

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Re: Down Memory lane....
« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2014, 05:02:56 PM »

"Standard Oil", innit? (Promise I didn't cheat).
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Re: Down Memory lane....
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2014, 05:08:17 PM »


Correct but how did the name, Esso come about?

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Re: Down Memory lane....
« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2014, 05:18:34 PM »

Is that not how you say the initial of Standard Oil? "Es - Oh"?
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Re: Down Memory lane....
« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2014, 05:26:29 PM »

Phonetic pronunciation ?

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Re: Down Memory lane....
« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2014, 06:48:34 PM »

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6bpIbdZhrzA
(Well it is called Down Memory Lane.............)
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Re: Down Memory lane....
« Reply #6 on: January 20, 2014, 09:45:03 PM »

Phonetic pronunciation ?

Ned

Is that not how you say the initial of Standard Oil? "Es - Oh"?

Correct!
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Re: Down Memory lane....
« Reply #7 on: January 20, 2014, 09:49:14 PM »


OK, next one, what is this used for?

Bye, bye Rosie, off you go, Birmingham via great Western. Seasons greetings.

.... no cheating!

 
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Re: Down Memory lane....
« Reply #8 on: January 20, 2014, 10:02:02 PM »


OK, next one, what is this used for?

Bye, bye Rosie, off you go, Birmingham via great Western. Seasons greetings.

.... no cheating!


Christmas advertising for Great Western Railway

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Re: Down Memory lane....
« Reply #9 on: January 20, 2014, 10:57:25 PM »


OK, next one, what is this used for?

Bye, bye Rosie, off you go, Birmingham via great Western. Seasons greetings.

.... no cheating!


Mnemonic rhyme for Resistor Colour Codes.   Too many years in electronic engineering - sorry
 
Black, Brown, Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Violet, White.  ( 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,0 )
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Re: Down Memory lane....
« Reply #10 on: January 20, 2014, 11:00:45 PM »

I cheated! Won't give the answer though.
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Re: Down Memory lane....
« Reply #11 on: January 21, 2014, 12:09:53 AM »


Mnemonic rhyme for Resistor Colour Codes.   Too many years in electronic engineering - sorry
 
Black, Brown, Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Violet, White.  ( 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,0 )

Aaaaaaaaaaah...... we learned a different rhyme on this side of the Atlantic

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Re: Down Memory lane....
« Reply #12 on: January 21, 2014, 12:21:57 AM »


And the a last bit?

Seasons greetings?


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Re: Down Memory lane....
« Reply #13 on: January 21, 2014, 12:45:12 AM »

Silver, Gold.

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« Reply #14 on: January 21, 2014, 12:58:53 AM »

 :embarrassed:...we had a few of these @ school  :((

Roygbiv?............  O0 ......what a pretty image it presented.......[on a rainy day] ...& Plague.......there was always a pot of gold where it ended  {-)

The longest was for the reduction of iron to steel...... >>:-( ....but I cannot remember it...... :o ..Derek
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Re: Down Memory lane....
« Reply #15 on: January 21, 2014, 09:10:20 AM »

Silver, Gold.

Correct , tolerances of the device value.

New one, bit harder:

Please do not take sales people's advice.
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Re: Down Memory lane....
« Reply #16 on: January 21, 2014, 09:25:03 AM »

 That has to do with Open Systems Interconnection but I can't remember what it stands for.
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Re: Down Memory lane....
« Reply #17 on: January 21, 2014, 10:45:56 AM »

Please do not teach students pointless acronyms  :}
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Re: Down Memory lane....
« Reply #18 on: January 21, 2014, 11:05:00 AM »

Correct , tolerances of the device value.

  Ya missed Salmon pink.   :-))   2%
 
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Re: Down Memory lane....
« Reply #19 on: January 21, 2014, 12:02:28 PM »


  Ya missed Salmon pink.   :-))   2%
 
  Regards   Ian.

Thanks Ian. I thought there was a third tolerance option but I couldn't a reference to find it!
The Mnemonic  I used to use was;
Bye, bye Rosie, off you go, Birmingham via great Western. See Great Places!

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Re: Down Memory lane....
« Reply #20 on: January 21, 2014, 04:13:51 PM »

Not really relevant perhaps, but I can still remember the pre-flight checklist reminder we
were taught (almost 50 years ago) when learning to fly gliders with the RAF cadets  - C.I.S.T.R.S.
C Controls
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Instruments
S
Spoilers
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Trim
R
Release (Towing/Launch Cable release)
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Straps

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Re: Down Memory lane....
« Reply #21 on: January 21, 2014, 06:52:55 PM »

Was same more than 50 years ago too.
 
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« Reply #22 on: January 21, 2014, 06:56:32 PM »

 And the Mnemonic  for the  Santa's Reindeer is?
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Re: Down Memory lane....
« Reply #23 on: January 21, 2014, 08:47:06 PM »

Can't think of a mnemonic but the names are:-
Dasher
Dancer
Prancer
Vixen
Comet
Cupid
Donner
Blitzen


And according to the Yanks


Rudolph


Plus Olive of course!
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Re: Down Memory lane....
« Reply #24 on: January 21, 2014, 09:04:43 PM »

Every Good Boy Deserves Favour (or Football) & F.A.C.E.
 
....shouldn't take long for this one  :-)
 
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