1. Thank you for visiting HeavyEquipmentForums.com! Our objective is to provide industry professionals a place to gather to exchange questions, answers and ideas. We welcome you to register using the "Register" icon at the top of the page. We'd appreciate any help you can offer in spreading the word of our new site. The more members that join, the bigger resource for all to enjoy. Thank you!

Favorite phrases you use

Discussion in 'Shop Talk' started by Truck Shop, Dec 12, 2017.

  1. 56wrench

    56wrench Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2016
    Messages:
    163
    Location:
    alberta
    as Red Green would say, " if it ain't broke, you ain't tryin "
     
    Mother Deuce, cdm123 and DMiller like this.
  2. terex herder

    terex herder Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2017
    Messages:
    138
    Location:
    Kansas
    $hit runs downhill, gravy runs uphill.
     
    DMiller likes this.
  3. petepilot

    petepilot Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2018
    Messages:
    611
    Location:
    central shenandoah valley va,
    I`m curious about this antigravity gravy? o_O
     
    DMiller likes this.
  4. Ronsii

    Ronsii Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2011
    Messages:
    1,474
    Occupation:
    s/e Heavy equipment operator
    Location:
    Western Washington

    Saw a news article about the space station food for thanksgiving and they had all the trimmings including gravy like that. ;)
     
    DMiller likes this.
  5. petepilot

    petepilot Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2018
    Messages:
    611
    Location:
    central shenandoah valley va,
    think i`ll pass
     
    Mother Deuce and DMiller like this.
  6. terex herder

    terex herder Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2017
    Messages:
    138
    Location:
    Kansas
    You get a job with gravy in it and you'll see how gravy runs uphill.
     
    DMiller likes this.
  7. kshansen

    kshansen Senior Member

    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2012
    Messages:
    6,921
    Occupation:
    Retired Mechanic in Stone Quarry
    Location:
    Central New York, USA
    Well a friend of mine who was a plumber/electrician had a different take on that when it came to plumbing in a house. He would say that "$hit runs down hill and stick goes up hill", that's how you know which way to install drain and vent pipes!
     
    DMiller likes this.
  8. Jeckyl1920

    Jeckyl1920 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2018
    Messages:
    202
    Location:
    Riverside, CA
    That's "stink goes uphill" right?
     
    DMiller likes this.
  9. Birken Vogt

    Birken Vogt Charter Member

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2003
    Messages:
    2,769
    Location:
    Grass Valley, Ca
    That's a good one, reminds me of this:

    (JPEG Image, 525 × 680 pixels).jpg
     
  10. cdm123

    cdm123 Senior Member

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2009
    Messages:
    267
    Location:
    manitoba canada
    So true!
     
    DMiller likes this.
  11. Welder Dave

    Welder Dave Senior Member

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2014
    Messages:
    2,219
    Location:
    Canada
    "I'll believe you this time... but never lie again."
    "If brains were gas, he wouldn't have enough to power a mouse's motorcycle around the inside of a Cheerio."
    "Useless as a screen door on a submarine."
    And my favorite stolen from another rider:
    "If I can just get the holeshot, I can work my way to the back of the pack in no time!"
    And from a No Fear poster:
    "You must always push the limits.
    Because if you never fail
    you will never succeed."
     
    Last edited: Jul 14, 2019
    Jeckyl1920 and DMiller like this.
  12. Nige

    Nige Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2011
    Messages:
    11,546
    Location:
    G..G..G..Granville...........!!
    "Marching or fighting - I get paid the same"
    "Not my circus, not my monkeys"
     
    Jeckyl1920, DMiller and funwithfuel like this.
  13. DMiller

    DMiller Senior Member

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2010
    Messages:
    5,465
    Occupation:
    Retired
    Location:
    Hermann, Missouri
    I use that latter as to Politics!! I used the prior often in the Garage or when at contract work, Get paid the same standing and talking as working on your machine.
     
  14. Nige

    Nige Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2011
    Messages:
    11,546
    Location:
    G..G..G..Granville...........!!
    I tend to use the first one when I have come up against a brick wall, usually in upper/corporate management, while fighting for change......
     
    DMiller and funwithfuel like this.
  15. Randy88

    Randy88 Senior Member

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2009
    Messages:
    1,691
    Location:
    iowa
    An electrician needs to know something, all a plumber needs to know is sh*t runs downhill

    Don't recall seeing that job at career day when I was in school

    Its not truly screwed up till the government gets involved

    Never pound with a big wrench when a small one will do

    If you think its high priced now, wait till its free [referring to health insurance]

    His daddy should have rolled over and shot him out the window

    6 billion sperm and he's the fastest swimmer??

    I'm not saying he's an alcoholic, all I'm saying is we should wait till his alcohol stream has some blood in it so then we can test it, referring to passing a drug/alcohol test.

    A customer told me this a few years back in referring to his new JD tractor, the only good thing about it is the 800 number engraved on the side frame, I asked what 800 number and he told me. The one you dial, its 800 get your a** out here and fix this POS in referring to the warranty.
     
    Ronsii and DMiller like this.
  16. ianjoub

    ianjoub Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2018
    Messages:
    418
    Location:
    Homosassa, FL USA
    **** runs downhill and don't chew your fingernails...

    What are the 9 scariest words in the English language: I'm with the government and I am here to help.

    Jackie Gleason in Smokey and the Bandit: The best part of you ran down your mommas leg.
     
  17. Ronsii

    Ronsii Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2011
    Messages:
    1,474
    Occupation:
    s/e Heavy equipment operator
    Location:
    Western Washington
    LOL, that's ten words ;)
     
  18. Tim Burke

    Tim Burke Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2019
    Messages:
    50
    Location:
    Ponce De Leon, FL
    I got a going away plaque from one unit that informed me that I apparently said "knock that $hit off" a lot.
     
    Mother Deuce and Ronsii like this.
  19. Shimmy1

    Shimmy1 Senior Member

    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2014
    Messages:
    2,725
    Location:
    North Dakota
    Heard this today about a guy's ex-boss. "I don't know what we should do, but get started and tomorrow I'll come by and tell you what you're doing wrong."
     
    Ronsii likes this.
  20. RZucker

    RZucker Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2013
    Messages:
    2,958
    Occupation:
    Mechanic/welder
    Location:
    Wherever I end up
    Those of you that think you know everything really annoy us that do. :rolleyes: