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Subject:Re: Grease ZERK or ZIRC? From:Michael Aimino <maimino -at- ALLTEL -dot- NET> Date:Thu, 27 May 1999 12:16:04 -0500
On 27 May 99 at 9:58, Peter Jones wrote:
> In article <m10mjWj-000BM2C -at- mail -dot- GTS -dot- ORG>, Marci Abels
> <mabels -at- SKYJACKINC -dot- COM> writes
> >We always use Grease fitting. Zerk is, indeed jargon, and in our =
> >company, we have found that it is not a term know well be
> >non-English = speaking people.
> Make that non-American speaking...
> Peter Jones
The instruction manual for my English-made 1961 International B-275
tractor, which was printed in England (deduced from the use of "tyre"
and "colour"), uses "zerk" for grease fittings. Perhaps this jargon
was more common in England in the past?