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skennard 10-26-2009 03:06 PM

Weed Eaters?
 
Sorry to be so naive here but what is a weed eater? I know I'm from England and all but I've never heard the term before and I must say it sounds pretty cool!
If its a gadget that make weeding people's gardens a lot easier then I wanna know more...
:confused:

skennard 10-26-2009 03:44 PM

Answered my own question...
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by skennard (Post 59617)
Sorry to be so naive here but what is a weed eater? I know I'm from England and all but I've never heard the term before and I must say it sounds pretty cool!
If its a gadget that make weeding people's gardens a lot easier then I wanna know more...
:confused:

Righty oh then, so a weed eater is what we call a strimmer here in the UK, sorry to be a muppet :D
I guess I'll task myself with putting together a UK to American and vice versa reference listing so I don't get confused with the terms in use on the Forum so my 1st entry is

US = Weed Eater UK= Strimmer / Brush cutter

Feel free to add your entries :)

justin_time 10-26-2009 06:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by skennard (Post 59618)
Righty oh then, so a weed eater is what we call a strimmer here in the UK, sorry to be a muppet :D
I guess I'll task myself with putting together a UK to American and vice versa reference listing so I don't get confused with the terms in use on the Forum so my 1st entry is

US = Weed Eater UK= Strimmer / Brush cutter

Feel free to add your entries :)

There's actually more than one word for those.

Here's an explanation on Wikipedia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/String_trimmer

Steve 10-27-2009 03:41 AM

weed wacker, and as another member calls them 'whipper snappers' LOL

SuperiorPower 10-27-2009 08:01 AM

The correct term in the US is String Trimmer. Weed Eater is actually a brand and it is incorrect to call any machine other than the Weed Eater brand a "weed eater". Many people also just refer to them as a "trimmer".

:)

skennard 10-27-2009 04:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SuperiorPower (Post 59645)
The correct term in the US is String Trimmer. Weed Eater is actually a brand and it is incorrect to call any machine other than the Weed Eater brand a "weed eater". Many people also just refer to them as a "trimmer".

:)

Well that's me told then, lol! :eek:


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