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Maybe not totally unheard, but much rarer these days:

kermit (electronic file transfer)
telnet
ftp
usenet
bbs
fidonet?

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postman. (now mailman)

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killingtime wrote:postman. (now mailman)



Now "letter carrier" mailman is sexist . . . mail sounds like male . . .

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brume
blaguer
draftsack
pillock
pratt
woofits
"grey" (j/k pooflady)


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brume . . . not foggy or misty here
blaguer . . . I love a good joke teller
draftsack . . . the result of many good beers (and a few bad ones)
pillock . . . I am not!!
pratt . . . ya mean me bum?
woofits . . . never been to Yorkshire

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bubbler......water fountain

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qwertyuiop000 wrote:Maybe not totally unheard, but much rarer these days:

kermit (electronic file transfer)
telnet
ftp
usenet
bbs
fidonet?



okay...more on that thought

terminal
floppy
syquest
stat
slugs
burnisher
rapidiograph
compass
lightbox
patron

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I've never heard of most of the ones on this page.



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wash basin

wash rag

tea towel



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pooflady wrote:wash basin

wash rag

tea towel



ricer

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AZGman wrote:

ricer



No, every time I read a new mashed potato recipe, they insist I put the potatoes through a ricer. I wonder if anyone does.



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pooflady wrote:

No, every time I read a new mashed potato recipe, they insist I put the potatoes through a ricer. I wonder if anyone does.



Hell, the majority of the words on here aren't that far out of usage . . .

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What is a ricer? I still use my moms old wire pototo masher, looks like a wire shaped in a www pattern.
I wonder how I have it? I think my stepdad used a hand mixer to whip the potatoes. I must have taken it when I know they weren't using it.

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daft

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picayune

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Geritol

hope not for a while longer, anyway

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don'twantaname wrote:What is a ricer? I still use my moms old wire pototo masher, looks like a wire shaped in a www pattern.
I wonder how I have it? I think my stepdad used a hand mixer to whip the potatoes. I must have taken it when I know they weren't using it.


Ah, that's what my mom's potato masher looked like, wish I had it!
Mine is about 35 years old, has a round head w/holes on it, turns out potatoes much like a ricer does.



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acemom wrote:
Ah, that's what my mom's potato masher looked like, wish I had it!
Mine is about 35 years old, has a round head w/holes on it, turns out potatoes much like a ricer does.



My masher is the ol' "hair-pin curve" branding iron looking affair . . .

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All my life I've used my electric mixer. Am I doing this wrong? What's the difference?



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pooflady wrote:All my life I've used my electric mixer. Am I doing this wrong? What's the difference?



I use my mixer; I just don't beat the be-jeebers outta of 'em!!!

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pooflady wrote:

No, every time I read a new mashed potato recipe, they insist I put the potatoes through a ricer. I wonder if anyone does.



we have one. It does make great mashed potatoes. Its a big metal cone, with holes all through it, that has a stand which holds it up. You put the potatoes in, after cooking. You have a rolling pin that is also cone shaped, although a much smaller angle so it doesn't just fill up the cone, and you roll it around the cone, pushing the potatoes through the holes,so they come out like playdough hair, kind of. You collect them underneath the cone, and sort of mix em up. Very good, nice texture.

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Josephus wrote:

we have one. It does make great mashed potatoes. Its a big metal cone, with holes all through it, that has a stand which holds it up. You put the potatoes in, after cooking. You have a rolling pin that is also cone shaped, although a much smaller angle so it doesn't just fill up the cone, and you roll it around the cone, pushing the potatoes through the holes,so they come out like playdough hair, kind of. You collect them underneath the cone, and sort of mix em up. Very good, nice texture.



Yep, no lumps . . . just another version of a tater squisher . . .

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Josephus wrote:

we have one. It does make great mashed potatoes. Its a big metal cone, with holes all through it, that has a stand which holds it up. You put the potatoes in, after cooking. You have a rolling pin that is also cone shaped, although a much smaller angle so it doesn't just fill up the cone, and you roll it around the cone, pushing the potatoes through the holes,so they come out like playdough hair, kind of. You collect them underneath the cone, and sort of mix em up. Very good, nice texture.



I have one of those. I inherited it with my canning equipment, but I've never heard it referred to as a ricer and it sure doesn't look like any ricer you can find on the Internet. I think mine was meant for removing seeds, like if you're canning tomato juice or strawberry jelly.



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chamber pot
thunder mug
water closet

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qwertyuiop000 wrote:chamber pot
thunder mug
water closet



I have my grandmother's chamber pot. Even used it when I was a kid. And I'll just bet everyone wanted to know that.



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pooflady wrote:

I have my grandmother's chamber pot. Even used it when I was a kid. And I'll just bet everyone wanted to know that.



Well, perhaps everyone but me!!! ;-D

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pooflady wrote:

I have my grandmother's chamber pot. Even used it when I was a kid. And I'll just bet everyone wanted to know that.




Ick,

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pooflady wrote:

I have my grandmother's chamber pot. Even used it when I was a kid. And I'll just bet everyone wanted to know that.



We just called 'em buckets . . .

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AZGman wrote:

We just called 'em buckets . . .



Nah, her's was porcelain



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pooflady wrote:

Nah, her's was porcelain



porcelain bucket . . . cee-ment pond . . . same/same

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AZGman wrote:

porcelain bucket . . . cee-ment pond . . . same/same



Isn't the cee-ment pond the swimming pool?


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don'twantaname wrote:

Isn't the cee-ment pond the swimming pool?


Warning, you may not want to go swimming with Gman.



Yeah, some areas in the water are warmer than others . . .

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sneakers

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qwertyuiop000 wrote:sneakers



"Oopsies." ~ Larry King

(whoops, wrong thread.)

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McDLT

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typewriter

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scrivener

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telegram

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phonograph
gramophone

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don'twantaname wrote:

Isn't the cee-ment pond the swimming pool?


Warning, you may not want to go swimming with Gman.



Oops, wrong thread! I was thinking that new thread and chamber pots and then swimming pool....not as a word not used.....but as something used for the wrong thing......


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