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AJLElectronics

Must be someone in Italy using that description.
Here in the USA we would just say 'crappy' or 'flimsy'
But then you in the USA claim to power your vehicles with "gas" and can't spell words like colour and labour.  :smiley-mr-green:  :smiley-mr-green:

raschemmel

I beg to differ.
We can spell.
You just can't read.

UKHeliBob

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We can spell.
but you can't solder  :)
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raschemmel

"but you can't solder  "

Well that''s not my soldering but it is ugly,
I'll give you that..."

UKHeliBob

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Well that''s not my soldering but it is ugly,
Missed joke alert !

Americans don't solder anything, they sodder it
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PerryBebbington

Americans don't solder anything, they sodder it
That explains something I read in a catalogue a long time ago 'sloddering irons'.

CrossRoads

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Sep 16, 2020, 07:53 pm Last Edit: Sep 16, 2020, 07:54 pm by CrossRoads
How do you pronounce  it PerryB? I've never heard the L vocalized.
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PerryBebbington

How do you pronounce  it PerryB? I've never heard the L vocalized.
I was being silly and a bit unfair. The word in the catalogue was clearly a spelling mistake and not meant to be the American word for solder.

refriedwhiskey

Must be someone in Italy using that description.
Here in the USA we would just say 'crappy' or 'flimsy'
Were you unable to read the text of the original post?

aarg

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Sep 17, 2020, 12:44 am Last Edit: Sep 17, 2020, 12:45 am by aarg
All slang, and some colourful metaphors is/are hard to translate. Correct technical English is more appropriate on a technical forum. Even lingo in different flavours of English can be confusing.
  ... with a transistor and a large sum of money to spend ...
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refriedwhiskey

All slang, and some colourful metaphors is/are hard to translate. Correct technical English is more appropriate on a technical forum. Even lingo in different flavours of English can be confusing.
I'm not sure translation is the issue. The only person who seems to have had trouble understanding the "spaghetti" metaphor appears to understand English. What I find confusing is that he/she suggests that "here in the USA" we'd just use the word "flimsy" -- but I actually *did* use the word "flimsy" in the text of the original post.

raschemmel

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Sep 17, 2020, 03:11 am Last Edit: Sep 17, 2020, 02:16 pm by CrossRoads
Most people use needle nose pliers to insert the
resistors so they don't have that problem.
It all about using the proper tool.
I don't see the harm in injecting a bit of humor.
Maybe you shouldn't be so sensitive.

https://youtu.be/BnbcTtMptkU

AJLElectronics

I don't see the harm in injecting a bit of humor.*


* Humour.  :smiley-mr-green:  :smiley-mr-green:

raschemmel

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UKHeliBob

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"https://youtu.be/BnbcTtMptkU"
Thank you, but I know exactly how to pronounce solder  :)
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