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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by in the weeds, Apr 15, 2020.

  1. Boneyard51
    Joined: Dec 10, 2017
    Posts: 4,642


    We call it “ Bo dark “ around here! I think it’s spelled “ Bois de arc” or something like that. But we say bo dark! Lol Certainly is one of the tuffest woods around!

  2. LWEL9226
    Joined: Jul 7, 2012
    Posts: 289

    from So. Oregon

    Have Shift Wizard make you a shift knob..... ;)

  3. From Wikipedia:

    Bois D'Arc (locally /ˈboʊdɑːrk/; French: [bwa d‿aʁk]) is an unincorporated community in Greene County, Missouri, United States, approximately fifteen miles northwest of Springfield. The community is part of the Springfield, Missouri Metropolitan Statistical Area.

    A post office called Bois D'arc has been in operation since 1868.[1] The community was named for an individual osage-orange tree (also known as a bois d'arc) which stood near the original town site.[2]

    Funny but the name of my town is also named after a tree. More worthless Missouri iformation
  4. Bearing Burner
    Joined: Mar 2, 2009
    Posts: 894

    Bearing Burner
    from W. MA

    The name of a club I belonged to as a kid.
  5. r2c1
    Joined: Mar 27, 2008
    Posts: 178


    My initials RRC. Ron
    Last edited: Apr 20, 2020
  6. 2bubbas
    Joined: Mar 19, 2011
    Posts: 613


    I got the nick name of Bubba while in college- married and we got in the habit of calling each other Bubba- so got license plate 2BUBBAS and it been on various cars since- if in a store and she calls Bob or I call Kathy we don't notice but call Bubba and it gets every ones attention including ours- seems everyone wants to see what a Bubba looks like.
  7. Hombre
    Joined: Aug 22, 2008
    Posts: 1,043


    Bois D'Arc, apple also known as a Horse apple.
    horse apple.png
  8. Lloyd's paint & glass
    Joined: Nov 16, 2019
    Posts: 3,240

    Lloyd's paint & glass

    I'll take a slate and a box please :D
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  9. Now I know what that is

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  10. lewk
    Joined: Apr 8, 2011
    Posts: 781

    from Mt

    My middle name is Luke. If you are my friend you call me Luke. I didn't want to be bIgDiCk420cArBrO69 because that takes a long time to type. Luke was taken. I spelled it phonically.
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  11. 67drake
    Joined: Aug 8, 2008
    Posts: 124

    from Avoca WI

    Are those the same as the ones you leave around the house to repel spiders?
  12. s55mercury66
    Joined: Jul 6, 2009
    Posts: 3,980

    from SW Wyoming

    Wow, those only grew in one spot back in my native Athens County, Ohio, and that was along the old Hocking Canal. Surely they got transported/transplanted by canal boat.
  13. don't pick up Hitchhikers
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  14. 1low52
    Joined: Oct 26, 2007
    Posts: 301


  15. Gangrene
    Joined: May 22, 2019
    Posts: 52


    I spent 20 minutes trying to come up with some brilliant shit. Turns out all the cool handles were taken. Then my smart ass lady said "I bet no one is using gangrene"
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  16. SkyDriver
    Joined: Apr 13, 2013
    Posts: 23


    That thing adds a whole new meaning to the term "tractor aircraft". Actually looks like getting it back on the ground would be easy other than the probable high rate of descent.
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  17. 41 GMC K-18
    Joined: Jun 27, 2019
    Posts: 1,302

    41 GMC K-18

    In case you are wondering what the components are, the front engine is from a B-17, the rotor head is from a Aerospatiale Lama, the cockpit is from an air tractor aerial applicator, and the tail rotor is from a Bell Jet Ranger III, the tractor truly is a MM model U.
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  18. alanp561
    Joined: Oct 1, 2017
    Posts: 1,338


    As opposed to " Road Apples " which are caused by horses;)
  19. alanp561
    Joined: Oct 1, 2017
    Posts: 1,338


    Because we've moved residences 22 times in 52 years of marriage, when I got into computers, I found it easier to remember my user ID if I just used my name and current address.
  20. Smokeybear
    Joined: Apr 20, 2011
    Posts: 325


    I was a Deputy Sheriff for almost 20 years. I use it on all my forums.
  21. el Scotto
    Joined: Mar 3, 2004
    Posts: 4,353

    el Scotto
    from Tracy, CA

    Back when the H.A.M.B. was newish Ryan used to let users change their user names willy-nilly and I was an early 20-something kid so I rotated through random user names...

    When Ryan put the lock down I became permanently known as “el Scotto”... :cool:

    So it’s kinda a random thing that worked out okay. Better than some things I’ve been called! :eek:
  22. Name is a play on words from my favorite movie...its the place they chose to race at dawn.
  23. My wife is bilingual from Quebec, and she told me they were referred to as "pommes de route" It sounds so much nicer. Quelle finesse!
  24. Yea........*....*...*..
    I can make a shift knob out'ta that horse apple. :cool:
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  25. chrisp
    Joined: Jan 27, 2007
    Posts: 847


    First name Christophe and initial of middle name, without realizing it was meaning something in English (you know tunnel vision...) , now I let people guess if it's pronounced crisp or crispy.
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  26. 59Apachegail
    Joined: Apr 30, 2011
    Posts: 1,378

    from New York

    My ex created the handle to post a want ad. She thought it was cute to give it a girls name. She stained my interior more than once, left her worn underwear in the glovebox and on my rear view. As if that wasn’t bad enough she wanted to drive while I was behind the wheel. I sent her packing but I can’t change the name.
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  27. grumpy65
    Joined: Dec 19, 2017
    Posts: 591


    Oh shit, that sucks bigtime.
    Come on @Ryan , surely you can help this guy out. Some things just need to be left behind.
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  28. Sandgroper
    Joined: Jan 20, 2019
    Posts: 223


    Waiting with interest for Halfnuts to explain. :rolleyes:
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  29. 1Nimrod
    Joined: Dec 11, 2018
    Posts: 232


    We had many Osage Orange trees growing on the sides of the roads many years ago here in Michigan, like you said many good uses. Our neighbor use to cut it down and dry it out and make many items out of the wood in his woodshop. When Dale was in his late 80's he made a small holder out of Osage wood for a clock and gave it to my wife as a gift. Dale liked using that old hard wood for many years. The County has sprayed and killed most of the Osage Orange trees that use to line our old county roads or ripped them out to pave the roads but a handful still survive.

    From 1Nimrod
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  30. I don't know if it is a good guess, but maybe a machinist that spent a lot of time using a lathe? I would hate to think of the physiological explanation.
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