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 Posted: Mon Apr 2nd, 2012 02:43 pm
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Herb Kephart



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Peter

"a slacking, or pep pipe on the side of the pannier"

Thought that I was pretty fair at translating Brit-talk---see how wrong you can be?

A pannier, to me, is a container of some sort, usually found mounted either side of the rear wheel of a motorbike.

Pannier = saddlebag in US

motorbike = motorcycle in US

So how about translating the top line for the benefit of us in the Colonies?

Thinking that it might be something akin to a "pilot relief tube" (US aircraft lingo)?

If so, crews in England must be far more modest than the ones working for railroads in this country, who would just stand at the top of the cab steps and let it hang out-- and hope that the results evaporated before it got to any open car windows.

Herb 



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