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« on: June 05, 2005, 10:13:03 PM »

It's not politically correct, but it works!

Black Brown Red Orange Yellow Green Blue Violet Grey White

0____1_____2___3_____ 4____5_____6___7____8____9

B - B - R - O - Y - G - B - V - G - W

Bad Boys Rape Our Young Girls But Violet Goes Willingly
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« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2005, 10:24:35 PM »

bad booze rots our young guts but vino goes well (get some now)    klc
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« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2005, 07:44:25 PM »

K4YV's way is how I remember it. I can't remember who told the little diddy but it probably was sometime in the 60's. Isn't interesting how long you remember a slightly nasty phrase. I wonder who really originated it
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« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2005, 11:25:39 PM »

Quote from: Vinnie/N2TAI
I can't remember who told the little diddy but it probably was sometime in the 60's. Isn't interesting how long you remember a slightly nasty phrase. I wonder who really originated it


I understand the Signal Corps used it in WW2 radio school .
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« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2005, 12:05:20 AM »

Yes, Don, you are correct...

I remember it from my days at Hollibird Signal Depot in the early 40's.

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« Reply #5 on: June 22, 2005, 11:23:21 AM »

When I was in school, one of my professors was KR1Z Al Radsky, a Navy tech in WWII. He taught us the 'pc' version, then gave us the version Don has used here. Needless to say, I remember the latter.
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« Reply #6 on: June 22, 2005, 05:20:04 PM »

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Bad Boys Rape Our Young Girls But Violet Goes Willingly


That's the way I learned it in electronics classes but it was yellow girls.
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« Reply #7 on: October 21, 2005, 01:04:45 AM »

I found "Bad Boys Rape Our Young Girls But Violet Gives Willingly" written in the margin next to the resistor color code in that chapter of the 1966 ARRL Handbook that was in my high-school library. And it's stuck with me ever since.

Of course, I didn't tell the librarians about it, else they'd have probably yanked the book off the shelf! Tongue
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« Reply #8 on: October 21, 2005, 09:28:12 PM »

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Bad Boys Rape Our Young Girls But Violet Goes Willingly

That's the way I learned it in electronics classes but it was yellow girls.

Did you  live on the west coast then?
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« Reply #9 on: December 27, 2005, 05:22:19 PM »

I found "Bad Boys Rape Our Young Girls But Violet Gives Willingly" written in the margin next to the resistor color code in that chapter of the 1966 ARRL Handbook that was in my high-school library. And it's stuck with me ever since.

Of course, I didn't tell the librarians about it, else they'd have probably yanked the book off the shelf! Tongue


There's a lot of 'em like that.

From electronics class in high school I seem to remember a short story that got passed
around the shop on a typed sheet along with the "Eight Pagers" (aka, "Tijuana Bibles";
if you remember THESE, then your age is REALLY showing! Wink )

I'm sure the teacher (Bob, W9OIB) knew full well what was going on, but this bit of
smut was, in it's way, a useful teaching tool.

It was the touching, romantic story of Mike Farad taking the young and fetching Miss
Millie Henry for a ride on his Megacycle, out across the Wheatstone Bridge and into the
Magnetic Fields, wherein he lowered her resistance and reluctance and put her at
ground potential...

I'll spare those of delicate constitution from the gory details, but suffice it to say that
Millie wound up moaning "give me mho, give me mho"! Smiley


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« Reply #10 on: January 03, 2006, 10:49:26 AM »

Mike, that story you related about Millie Henry and Mike Farad comes back to me.  My shop teacher, W2 Many Green Apples, told it or read it to us during an after school radio club meeting.  That was 1963 and we were flattered that Bob thought we were mature enough to handle such "grown up" material.   He was a character and I think is now inactive and is possibly SK.  All the old characters are falling by the wayside.  Thanks for the trip down memory lane.

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« Reply #11 on: February 25, 2006, 10:26:20 AM »

OK, I learned the non-PC way in shop class in high school (the shop teacher was an EE and an antique radio nut).

Another thing he used to say in wood shop on those cold winter days when the school's heat was cranked up and it got dry in the shop was "its dryer than a popcorn fart"

OK, one more set of rhyming conventions which I learned from an old timer Lineman:

Telephone pairs: http://nps-vip.net/tester/colortbl.htm

Pair Groups: White, Red Black, Yellow, Violet - Why run backwards, you'll Vomit

Pairs: Blue, Orange, Green, Brown , Slate - Boys on Girls bring Surprises

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« Reply #12 on: February 25, 2006, 11:07:13 AM »

Mike said:
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Another thing he used to say in wood shop on those cold winter days when the school's heat was cranked up and it got dry in the shop was "its dryer than a popcorn fart"

I learned it as 'Dryer than a three popcorn fart' as my buddy Eric WB4VVI(SK). Anyway you put it, that's damn dry Wink
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« Reply #13 on: October 21, 2007, 12:35:10 AM »

Here's one they taught us in High School Basic Electronics Class:  "Bad Beer Rots Our Young Guts But Vodka Goes Well". Pretty fitting,as our High School was a haven for alcoholics even back then(and that's just the teachers,lol).
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« Reply #14 on: November 23, 2007, 01:31:38 PM »

"Millie wound up moaning "give me mho, give me mho"!"

Mho mho cried Milli Amp as they pulsed and flowed until Mike's charge was depleted. Today it would be Siemens...

Then there is THIS little gem with credit given to Larry N2HGY the inventor of the homotron. And you thought it was a product of H Yell R Laboratories?

                                                  IONS                                              By KB2VXA

Now a lesson in physicks. (spelling intentional)
Ions are otherwise normal atoms that have an electron missing or have an
extra electron.  They can be  identified and classified according to their behavior.
The anion is so named because it contains androgen. It behaves much as if
it had an excess of testosterone as it may be observed flexing it's lines of
force and bragging that it's charge is larger than the others. The cation
may be observed picking up stray electrons and discarding them when it's
charge is sufficient. This condition is transitory and soon it resumes the search for
more electrons. The homotron device is particularly useful as it accelerates
this process and thus makes it more readily observable. The homotron causes
the electrons to be attracted to each other, ignoring their host ions.
The anions will begin to fight, blaming each other. After their charges are
partly depleted they will accuse the electrons of being unfaithful which
will draw them into the fight. The cations being more passive will blame
themselves and move to the side of the chamber and cry. Being ions, none
will notice the external influence of the homotron. When the homotron is
switched off it will be a little while before the ions settle down to a
steady state, but when they do they will begin to exchange electrons in the
normal manner.

I knew a girl like that once...
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« Reply #15 on: November 23, 2007, 09:27:49 PM »

This is the definition I have always heard of the homotron:  A queer little electron that goes around blowing fuses.  Grin
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