• Question: What's your favourite engineering term?

    Asked by putpolv01 to Tish, Nicola on 19 Mar 2013.
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      Natasha Watson answered on 19 Mar 2013:

      Civil engineering is full of wonderfully inappropriate terms…

      Here are a couple that are ACTUALLY in textbooks:

      Fully penetrated butt weld (my personal fave)
      Stiff member
      Erection sequence

      I was always in fits of giggles in lectures cos i’m just that childish.

    • Photo: Nicola Lazenby

      Nicola Lazenby answered on 20 Mar 2013:

      Ahhh Tish as just mentioned the ones we ALWAYS used to giggle at in lectures!

      Poisson’s ratio is one of my favourites……… it always reminds me of a song my crazy french teacher used to sing able fish!