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Big Question about a word we all use .
Posted by tankerbuilder on Thursday, June 26, 2014 9:50 AM
I caught this in a post; The person was referring to a linear measurement .I've heard it all my life in home , school and work .Ok here it is .What's a " TAD " ? I always thought that was one of my very little male relatives. He! He!
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Posted by armornut on Thursday, June 26, 2014 10:03 AM

It's like a dab, splash or a bit. Lol

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Posted by Gamera on Thursday, June 26, 2014 11:35 AM

It depends Tankerbuilder-

An imperial 'tad' is about 1.354 of a 'lil bit'

A metric 'tad' is 1.273 of a 'lil bit'

Be careful not to get them confused!

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Posted by rommelkiste on Thursday, June 26, 2014 12:36 PM

Here in Podunkville it depends what you are doing.  If yer makin' Likker its the amount of Kerosene you add to the mix.  If yer cooking or canning veggies, its the same amount as a Pinch, Schmidgen, Mite or even what you can hold twixt yer thumb and finger.  Otherwise, its the amount of Gas you can buy for $20.

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Posted by ygmodeler4 on Thursday, June 26, 2014 1:00 PM

The amount that is just smaller than the amount of sig figs you're using in your measurement.

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Posted by TarnShip on Thursday, June 26, 2014 1:29 PM

a TAD the distance between your fingertips and the the saw blade when you miss, and keep your fingertips

a Smidgeon is the amount you saw-burned off when the saw blade touches your finger tips, and you keep your fingertips

a "big ole honkin' chunk" is the tiny amount of your fingertips cut off when you hit deeper than just a saw burn,,,,,,,,,in reality, it is a very tiny amount, but gets described as "big ole honkin' chunk" when the same story keeps getting told, over 30 years later

(TAD is also a term for Temporary Detachment with either another Unit or at another location,,,,,although we always said TDY back in the seventies)

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Posted by rommelkiste on Thursday, June 26, 2014 2:18 PM

TarnShip you must live in the North, I never heard em described that way.  We'uns don't spell "Smidgeon " that way neither.  We just have one term connected with saw blades-------"I cut er half in two"--- which refers to wood, metal, plastic and fingers and limbs.    I guess TAD reads the same, In my day that meant you were doing Kitchen duty or was sitting in lock-up after a rough weekend.  I guess thats Temporary Detachment.  We never said TDY, we just said Sarge caught me.  We knew that meant Temporary Detachment.

Nothing ever fits……..and when it does, its the wrong scale.

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Posted by TarnShip on Thursday, June 26, 2014 5:16 PM

Oh, I meant TDY as a regular thing, not just for getting in trouble, as in Gunny Bob telling another Jarhead on Glenview NAS that "Cpl Rex is going TDY to Yuma, again" (Cpl Rex and Gunny Bob sharing the same last name, lol)

I have the benefit of understanding both North and South, I was born and lived in Wisconsin, and moved to Tennessee 22 years ago (or 23?),,,,,so I understand both places (well, about 3/4 of the southern things, but, I am getting there)

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Posted by New Hampshire on Thursday, June 26, 2014 5:58 PM

In Poland it is a baby frog.....get it.  Tad.  Pole. Tadpole.

Brian

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Posted by armornut on Thursday, June 26, 2014 7:26 PM

BAAAHAAA HAA HAA snort weeze. What....... that was funny.          

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Posted by mississippivol on Thursday, June 26, 2014 8:03 PM

Yeah, it's about that much->

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Posted by Tarasdad on Friday, June 27, 2014 3:30 AM

A tad is that minute amount that the parts are out of alignment that you can't correct because it's so small any attempt to improve the fit just makes it worse.

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Posted by tankerbuilder on Friday, June 27, 2014 7:23 AM

Hey !

I gotta tell my Polish friend that one .he'll laugh till his sides hurt !

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Posted by tankerbuilder on Friday, June 27, 2014 7:25 AM

So :

Watcher sayin is dat a TAD ain't much more than a cat's whisker then ? Don't ask my cat , I stole the whisker when he weren't lookin .

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Posted by the doog on Friday, June 27, 2014 7:33 AM

It's the opposite of "mondo" which means "absolutely HUGE", as in "that was MONDO cool!".

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Posted by Cadet Chuck on Friday, June 27, 2014 12:21 PM

A tad is a wee bit larger than a skosh.  Now then, we need to know what a "wee bit" is,  for that to be definitive.

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Friday, June 27, 2014 2:24 PM

 

"In Poland it is a baby frog.....get it.  Tad.  Pole. Tadpole."

Brian

 

 

:laugh:    LMAO!! That was great!!

 

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Posted by New Hampshire on Friday, June 27, 2014 6:51 PM

plasticjunkie

 

"In Poland it is a baby frog.....get it.  Tad.  Pole. Tadpole."

Brian

 

 

:laugh:    LMAO!! That was great!!

 

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Posted by GMorrison on Friday, June 27, 2014 6:59 PM

How drunker'n I think I am.

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