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Steve Parkes Folklore: ambiguous colloquialisms ? (23) RE: Folklore: ambiguous colloquialisms ? 21 May 15

Many years ago, my late uncle turned off the water before going on holiday. I don't know what you Americans call a stop cock, but it was one of those gate valves Jim refers to above. When everyone got back home, he found the tap had jammed, so he got his trusty adjustable spanner (wrench) and applied sufficient torque to ... shear the tap off the spindle.

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