Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 9 of 9

Thread: Brass tacks

  1. #1
    It's in my blood Pete Clark's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2002
    Location
    Atlanta, Ga
    Posts
    1,222
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Brass tacks

    Let's get down to the nitty-gritty, here.

    Since we're talking "Advocacy and Safety," I'd like to mention that the motorcar is the single most effective instrument of death and dismemberment in the history of mankind.

    Here endeth the lesson.
    Next in line

  2. #2
    opinionated SOB cycletourist's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2000
    Location
    Branson, Missouri USA
    Posts
    968
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    No argument from me. I wish I didn't have to drive one. The four years of my adult life were the four years I lived without an automobile. That isn't possible now but it's a goal that I am working toward.

  3. #3
    Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Posts
    32
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    when

  4. #4
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2001
    Location
    England
    Posts
    12,078
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    "Nitty-gritty" is officially an un-PC word. According to some sources, it refers to the detritus found at the bottom of slaving ships, which included dead slaves.
    What does Brass Tacks mean ?

  5. #5
    Senior Member joeprim's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Location
    Northern Neck Tidewater Va.
    Posts
    1,688
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Thanks MikeW just one more way I can be non-PC.
    Joe

  6. #6
    Bring It! Sailguy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2002
    Location
    Bay Area, CA
    My Bikes
    Torelli - Trek 520 - GT - and some old Schwinn Thing
    Posts
    611
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Everything is un-pc to someone so I just assume nothing is at all.
    Sailing and Cycling make the world go 'round. Quietly Too!

  7. #7
    It's in my blood Pete Clark's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2002
    Location
    Atlanta, Ga
    Posts
    1,222
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Originally posted by MichaelW
    "Nitty-gritty" is officially an un-PC word. According to some sources, it refers to the detritus found at the bottom of slaving ships, which included dead slaves.
    What does Brass Tacks mean ?
    What did the redneck driver say to the police officer?

    Ain't go no I.D.
    Next in line

  8. #8
    It's in my blood Pete Clark's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2002
    Location
    Atlanta, Ga
    Posts
    1,222
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    After having consulted the highest authority available, <ahem>
    brass tacks is a seagoing term meaning the wood, or planking, is wearing thin, exposing brass tacks, which are reusable. The meaning implies getting down to the bare essence of the subject at hand, having stripped away extraneous information.

    By the same authoritative source, "Nitty Gritty" is a "Dirt Band."
    Next in line

  9. #9
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2002
    Posts
    807
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    This here **** doesn't care what words are pc; he also thinks that the names Ford, Duryea, Chrysler, and Dr. Ferdinand Porsche should be considered equal to famous homicidal 20th century tyrants Hitler, Stalin, Mao, and Amin for causing premature and unnecessary deaths in large numbers for no good reason.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •