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    Default Re: waste drainage pipe

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    I meant yank, not an oil tanker.

    Sheesh, make one little crack about their lack of ice cubes and they start calling you a septic tank....

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    Default Re: waste drainage pipe

    For added friendliness, we can, of course, shorten it to the diminutive 'septic/s'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    For added friendliness, we can, of course, shorten it to the diminutive 'septic/s'.
    I'm feeling the warmth...

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    Default Re: waste drainage pipe

    MikeNY once suggested that 'perfect twit' would be a good Cockney rhyme for 'Brit', but then the joke would start 'Two septics and a perfect went into a pub...'. I'm happy with his suggestion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    I meant yank, not an oil tanker.
    A merchant then

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    Default Re: waste drainage pipe

    Is a merchant an employee of J. Arthur?

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    I do believe he could be Tdol, if anyone asks for an explanation I'm nominating you

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    Default Re: waste drainage pipe

    My explanation would probably be London by night.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ieasy View Post
    Hi,

    In my country, dirty water and trash is thrown through a waste drainage pipe in a kind of giant "liquid garbage" which also holds the rain water.

    It's called in Portuguese: "Lagoa de captação" which could mean word by word
    "uptake lake" or "capturing lake". Does somoene know the right word in English?

    Thank you,
    Temporarily interrupting the repartee:

    In AmE, we call a "waste drainage pipe" a "sewer pipe," and it empties into a sewer. The content of the sewer is "sewage."

    Carry on, chaps!
    Last edited by JCrawf; 01-Nov-2006 at 20:57. Reason: Misspelling. Repartee has 2 e's

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    Default Re: waste drainage pipe

    Have I triggered a 3rd world war just because of my question?

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