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  •  *chuckle* We shall OMIT the part about.. (2+ / 0-)
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    RiveroftheWest, jrfrog being in at the start of shrink-resistant woolen garments (I worked for Precision Processes Textiles Ltd, who patented the 'Dylan' process), or of computer-controlled colour-matching used in bulk dyeing (yep, did that as well).


    I have had four distinct career arcs - some of which I seemed to do reasonably well, providing you didn't look too closely - my brother (rather cheekily, I thought) called it careening about!

    All this means is that I know tiny amounts about lots of things! :)

    'Per Ardua Ad Astra'

    by shortfinals on Tue May 21, 2013 at 08:53:14 PM PDT

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    •  Perhaps you were careering about. (2+ / 0-)
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      RiveroftheWest, shortfinals

      From The Word Detective

      Interestingly, “careen” and “career” began to be used interchangeably only in the early 20th century, just about the time people noticed that a motor car rounding a curve at high speed (“careering”) tended to tilt quite a bit (“careening”).

      If I owe Smith ten dollars and God forgives me, that doesn't pay Smith. -Robert Green Ingersoll

      by jrfrog on Tue May 21, 2013 at 09:48:24 PM PDT

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