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    Default Re: Fire Engine or Fire Truck?

    Quote Originally Posted by B.M. View Post
    He has a draw full of "Long Service" medals.

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    he has a what???

    oh, perhaps you mean drawer

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    Quote Originally Posted by bevy121 View Post
    he has a what???

    oh, perhaps you mean drawer
    OMG this is awful.

    I’ve been caught by the “Spelling Police Woman” who’s been hiding undercover.

    What steps should I take?

    Which one of you rude buggers said “Long Ones”.
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    They don't only fight fires now. Appliance refers to several different categories, not only fires.

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    Since I grew up with a paramedic for a Father, firemen/women will always be known as nodding daffodils in my world, When attending anything with a serious injury apparently they would just stand around in their yellow fire helmets nodding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by B.M. View Post
    OMG this is awful.

    I’ve been caught by the “Spelling Police Woman” who’s been hiding undercover.

    What steps should I take?

    Which one of you rude buggers said “Long Ones”.
    You have to watch out for Bevy. He is after any wrong doers. He's been at it for quite a while.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roscoe View Post
    You have to watch out for Bevy. He is after any wrong doers. He's been at it for quite a while.
    "He", you telling me Bevy is a guy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by B.M. View Post
    "He", you telling me Bevy is a guy.
    I'm not certain. That's just what I thought. Perhaps Bevy can tell us.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roscoe View Post
    I have always called it a fire engine ..........but just lately I have been hearing the Yank version, fire truck.
    I don't know, what's logical? An engine, to me, is the bit under the bonnet that powers the vehicle.
    You have cars, SUVs, motorbikes and trucks.....

    If it's a truck, fire or not, well, a truck is a truck. Not an engine.

    Who says oh look a Kenworth engine?
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    I was a fireman in Auckland (mainly at Avondale fire station in Blockhouse Bay Rd) from late 1959 to mid 1963) ... We called them Pumps. At a fire if you needed help you got on the radio to Pitt St HQ with a message such as "Make pumps 3"

    In early days the fire appliance was the means to carry the pump, whether by horse and cart or suchlike.

    Glad I'm not a fireman these days. So much death and destruction to deal with. We only ever had fires as a problem.

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