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Re: Caboose

Postby E7 » Sun Jul 05, 2020 6:12 pm

Rufus T. Firefly wrote:
E7 wrote:No such word! The invention of some millennial Twit.


No. Well before the birth of that generation; easily 50 years old. More than likely a creative cutesy term invented by the Editors of MR.


I knew there was a reason I don't buy that Mag. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Caboose

Postby rogruth » Sun Jul 05, 2020 8:02 pm

I remember seeing a poem of sorts in MR or Trains in the 1950s I think.
Stuff like if 2 mouse are mice are 2 caboose cabice. If 2 goose are geese are 2 caboose cabeese.
And there was more. Sonehow they got to cabooseseeses.
I don't really remember when I read that but it could have been that long ago.
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Re: Caboose

Postby ScaleCraft » Sun Jul 05, 2020 8:14 pm

https://www.wordnik.com/words/cabeese

https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/cabeese

https://www.yourdictionary.com/cabeese

Now, you can find all sorts of arguments, almost as many as for switch versus turnout.
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Re: Caboose

Postby E7 » Mon Jul 06, 2020 9:54 am

You can bastardize any word, but it doesn't make it correct.......unless you get a zillion other twits to use it. Don't like switch....tell them it's a part of a turnout and maybe they'll get it.
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Re: Caboose

Postby ScaleCraft » Mon Jul 06, 2020 11:19 am

Of course we could use other words to describe multiple cabin cars.

Like the customer many moons ago....called me up as his Subaru had an "Umbrage of Oils". Seriously.

Or we could say a "Plethora of caboose" . Maybe just "nobody actually uses caboose cars as intended originally anymore"

Easier to say "cabeese".
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Re: Caboose

Postby bob turner » Mon Jul 06, 2020 11:26 am

I really like " plethora of caboose."

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Re: Caboose

Postby Rufus T. Firefly » Mon Jul 06, 2020 12:00 pm

Get with the times...........plague of caboose
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Re: Caboose

Postby ScaleCraft » Mon Jul 06, 2020 1:12 pm

Rufus T. Firefly wrote:Get with the times...........plague of caboose

which is sorta how I started this thread (oh-oh.....used "sorta")
"Seems like everybody has too many cabeese. I have a box full, more on a shelf, all given to me."
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Re: Caboose

Postby Rufus T. Firefly » Mon Jul 06, 2020 2:58 pm

ScaleCraft wrote:I have a box full, more on a shelf, all given to me.


Pass them on to the next sucker...............or is that pay it forward?
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Re: Caboose

Postby E7 » Mon Jul 06, 2020 3:26 pm

Rufus T. Firefly wrote:Get with the times...........plague of caboose


More like a "demonstration" of cabooses or maybe a "riot" of cabooses.....no wait, a "looting" of cabooses. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Caboose

Postby ScaleCraft » Mon Jul 06, 2020 4:40 pm

E7 wrote:
Rufus T. Firefly wrote:Get with the times...........plague of caboose


More like a "demonstration" of cabooses or maybe a "riot" of cabooses.....no wait, a "looting" of cabooses. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:



Does a "looting" of cabeese produce a "protest" of locomoteeves? Or is that "looteeng"?
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Re: Caboose

Postby E7 » Tue Jul 07, 2020 2:30 am

ScaleCraft wrote:Does a "looting" of cabeese produce a "protest" of locomoteeves? Or is that "looteeng"?


You'll have to get someone under 20 to translate!
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