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Old 08-03-2015, 02:07 AM
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True story here:

I go into the local shop wanting some engine bearers

Do you have any 1/2 inch by 1/4?

No

How about 1/2 in by 3/8?

No

1/2 in by 5/16?

No

What sizes do you have?

Here is a list - why don't you look at that

But you do have 1/4 in by 1/2

Yes

That's the same as 1/2 in by 1/4

No it isn't

lets not argue, I'll have two lenghts of that

Sorry, we are out of stock



And the assistant was...........


a woman

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Old 10-12-2017, 02:44 AM
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"Hey! That was sexist!"
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Why is this funny? And regardless of the assistant being a woman you are the one who thinks a 1/2 in by 1.4 in bearing is the same as a 1/4 in by 1/2 in.
Old 10-25-2017, 02:22 PM
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Originally Posted by rgburrill View Post
Why is this funny? And regardless of the assistant being a woman you are the one who thinks a 1/2 in by 1.4 in bearing is the same as a 1/4 in by 1/2 in.
How is 1/2x1/4 different than 1/4x1/2? Please, enlighten me.
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I remember as a young draftsman having to change a pile of drawings from 1/8" x 4" to 4" x 1/8" seemed like a waste of time to me.
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Originally Posted by rgburrill View Post
Why is this funny? And regardless of the assistant being a woman you are the one who thinks a 1/2 in by 1.4 in bearing is the same as a 1/4 in by 1/2 in.
RG, look and see where the OP is from. He is talking about an engine bearer, or as we know it, motor mount. He was looking for hardwood engine mount 1/2 X 1/4 in. Which is the same as 1/4 X 1/2 if you turn them around.

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Originally Posted by countilaw View Post
RG, look and see where the OP is from. He is talking about an engine bearer, or as we know it, motor mount. He was looking for hardwood engine mount 1/2 X 1/4 in. Which is the same as 1/4 X 1/2 if you turn them around.

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Originally Posted by countilaw View Post
RG, look and see where the OP is from. He is talking about an engine bearer, or as we know it, motor mount. He was looking for hardwood engine mount 1/2 X 1/4 in. Which is the same as 1/4 X 1/2 if you turn them around.

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