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!

2 comments:

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!