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Old 10-26-2009, 03:06 PM
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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...
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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...
Righty oh then, so a weed eater is what we call a strimmer here in the UK, sorry to be a muppet
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

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Righty oh then, so a weed eater is what we call a strimmer here in the UK, sorry to be a muppet
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
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weed wacker, and as another member calls them 'whipper snappers' LOL
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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".

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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!
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