Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Goose Lei

This is a Long-Necked Duck (Goose) picture. It is apparently a goose from Hawaii because it has a ring of flowers around its neck. Any group of objects strung together with the object of being worn is considered, in Hawaii, to be a lei.
In machining, things are pretty much the same. Objects rub against each other and become worn. The wear marks have a characteristic pattern, depending on what caused the wear. The pattern of wear marks is called the "lay", sort of like the agricultural term "lay of the land."
But I figure, yeah, probably they have ducks in Hawaii. If those ducks are eating poi and pineapples and stuff, the ducks have Hawaii in them!
Quack, Quack!


steve said...

WHALING MEN USED THE TERM (excuse me)"lay" with regard to the percentage of profit they would recieve obn a voyage. Generally, the 300th part was considered a "Long lay' meaning you would have to be out for a long time to come home with any money. In "Moby Dick" Ishmael is offered the 777th part. i used a quote from the Bible on our friend Davy a while back that came from one of the Captainds that gave Ishmael the 777th Part...
"Store not up thy treasures on Earth which moth and rust do corrupt".

I don't think there is any mention of payment by duck in Moby Dick. That would probably be a VERY long lay.

Head Duck Wrangler said...

I guess that's back when minimum wage was zero!
Quack, Quack!