Re: [MBZ] Terminology [was: Re: Benzin price Wuz: CLK55 needed]

2015-09-11 Thread Craig via Mercedes
On Fri, 11 Sep 2015 11:58:35 -0400 Meade Dillon via Mercedes
 wrote:

> Igarots are very shy and only come out at night to nibble the asphalt
> from the edges of the road, and are very rarely seen.  This is why in
> WI the edges of the asphalt roads start to crumble and fall apart and
> create more work for the road construction crews.  Nobody likes igarots
> except the road crew contractors.
> 
> Hodags eat the igarots, and are thus are seen even more rarely.  (This
> is what my father tolds us when we were knee high to a grasshopper...)
> 
> Rhinelander has adopted the Hodag as the town mascot.  More Hodags =
> less Igarots = longer lasting roads?
> 
> https://www.google.com/search?q=rhinelander+hodag=isch=u=univ=X=0CDwQsARqFQoTCKq3tKas78cCFQyMDQodmIEHdw=1854=1081

I see ...


Craig

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Re: [MBZ] Terminology [was: Re: Benzin price Wuz: CLK55 needed]

2015-09-11 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes

On 11/09/2015 1:43 PM, OK Don via Mercedes wrote:

We definitely have Igarots eating our private asphalt road here at the
airpark. Where do we get Hodags?

On Fri, Sep 11, 2015 at 10:58 AM, Meade Dillon via Mercedes <
mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:


Igarots are very shy and only come out at night to nibble the asphalt from
the edges of the road, and are very rarely seen.  This is why in WI the
edges of the asphalt roads start to crumble and fall apart and create more
work for the road construction crews.  Nobody likes igarots except the road
crew contractors.

Hodags eat the igarots, and are thus are seen even more rarely.  (This is
what my father tolds us when we were knee high to a grasshopper...)





A good guess might be Wisconsin.

RB

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Re: [MBZ] Terminology [was: Re: Benzin price Wuz: CLK55 needed]

2015-09-11 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
We definitely have Igarots eating our private asphalt road here at the
airpark. Where do we get Hodags?

On Fri, Sep 11, 2015 at 10:58 AM, Meade Dillon via Mercedes <
mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:

> Igarots are very shy and only come out at night to nibble the asphalt from
> the edges of the road, and are very rarely seen.  This is why in WI the
> edges of the asphalt roads start to crumble and fall apart and create more
> work for the road construction crews.  Nobody likes igarots except the road
> crew contractors.
>
> Hodags eat the igarots, and are thus are seen even more rarely.  (This is
> what my father tolds us when we were knee high to a grasshopper...)
>
>


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Re: [MBZ] Terminology [was: Re: Benzin price Wuz: CLK55 needed]

2015-09-11 Thread Curly McLain via Mercedes
Having lived in southeast Wisconsin for eight years, I never heard 
of such a thing.  The wife used to go to Tomahawk regularly, as 
Harley-Davidson's fiberglass plant was there, but she never 
mentioned anything like this.  I'll have to ask her.


Maybe their range wasn't that far from Rhinelander?

Dan


No self-respecting Hodag would be caught near Milwaukee or a hardly 
davison plant.   She probably never heard of em.  They stick pretty 
tight to Rhinelander.  (its the beer)   They only drink Rhinelander 
Beer.


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Re: [MBZ] Terminology [was: Re: Benzin price Wuz: CLK55 needed]

2015-09-11 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
Having lived in southeast Wisconsin for eight years, I never heard of such a 
thing.  The wife used to go to Tomahawk regularly, as Harley-Davidson’s 
fiberglass plant was there, but she never mentioned anything like this.  I’ll 
have to ask her.

Maybe their range wasn’t that far from Rhinelander?

Dan



> On Sep 11, 2015, at 3:03 PM, Randy Bennell via Mercedes 
>  wrote:
> 
> On 11/09/2015 1:43 PM, OK Don via Mercedes wrote:
>> We definitely have Igarots eating our private asphalt road here at the
>> airpark. Where do we get Hodags?
>> 
>> On Fri, Sep 11, 2015 at 10:58 AM, Meade Dillon via Mercedes <
>> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
>> 
>>> Igarots are very shy and only come out at night to nibble the asphalt from
>>> the edges of the road, and are very rarely seen.  This is why in WI the
>>> edges of the asphalt roads start to crumble and fall apart and create more
>>> work for the road construction crews.  Nobody likes igarots except the road
>>> crew contractors.
>>> 
>>> Hodags eat the igarots, and are thus are seen even more rarely.  (This is
>>> what my father tolds us when we were knee high to a grasshopper...)
>>> 
>>> 
>> 
> A good guess might be Wisconsin.
> 
> RB
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Re: [MBZ] Terminology [was: Re: Benzin price Wuz: CLK55 needed]

2015-09-11 Thread archer75--- via Mercedes
In 1893, newspapers reported the discovery of a hodag in Rhinelander, 
Wisconsin. It had "the head of a frog, the grinning face of a giant elephant, 
thick short legs set off by huge claws, the back of a dinosaur, and a long tail 
with spears at the end". The reports were instigated by well-known Wisconsin 
land surveyor, timber cruiser and prankster Eugene Shepard,[1] who rounded up a 
group of local people to capture the animal.[2] The group reported that they 
needed to use dynamite to kill the beast.
www.wikipedia/hodag

A photograph of the remains of the charred beast was released to the media. It 
was "the fiercest, strangest, most frightening monster ever to set razor sharp 
claws on the earth. It became extinct after its main food source, all white 
bulldogs, became scarce in the area

> Having lived in southeast Wisconsin for eight years, I never heard of such a 
> thing.  The wife used to go to Tomahawk regularly, as Harley-Davidson’s 
> fiberglass plant was there, but she never mentioned anything like this.  I’ll 
> have to ask her.
> Maybe their range wasn’t that far from Rhinelander?
> Dan

OK Don wrote:
> >> We definitely have Igarots eating our private asphalt road here at the
> >> airpark. Where do we get Hodags?

Meade Dillon wrote: 
> >>> Igarots are very shy and only come out at night to nibble the asphalt 
> >>> from the edges of the road, and are very rarely seen.  This is why in WI 
> >>> the
> >>> edges of the asphalt roads start to crumble and fall apart and create 
> >>> more work for the road construction crews.  Nobody likes igarots except 
> >>> the road crew contractors. 
> >>> Hodags eat the igarots, and are thus are seen even more rarely.  (This is 
> >>> what my father tolds us when we were knee high to a grasshopper...)

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Re: [MBZ] Terminology [was: Re: Benzin price Wuz: CLK55 needed]

2015-09-11 Thread Meade Dillon via Mercedes
Igarots are very shy and only come out at night to nibble the asphalt from
the edges of the road, and are very rarely seen.  This is why in WI the
edges of the asphalt roads start to crumble and fall apart and create more
work for the road construction crews.  Nobody likes igarots except the road
crew contractors.

Hodags eat the igarots, and are thus are seen even more rarely.  (This is
what my father tolds us when we were knee high to a grasshopper...)

Rhinelander has adopted the Hodag as the town mascot.  More Hodags = less
Igarots = longer lasting roads?

https://www.google.com/search?q=rhinelander+hodag=isch=u=univ=X=0CDwQsARqFQoTCKq3tKas78cCFQyMDQodmIEHdw=1854=1081


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On Fri, Sep 11, 2015 at 11:30 AM, Craig via Mercedes 
wrote:

> On Thu, 10 Sep 2015 21:51:58 -0500 Curly McLain via Mercedes
>  wrote:
>
> > >Sure hope you didn't run into any Hodags or Igarots, passing so
> > >close to Rhinelander...
> >
> > Definitely encountered hodags.  Went right through downtown
> > Rhinelander both ways.  Got chased by some hodags while I chased
> > others.  It was potatofest in Rhinelander.  Huge white tent pitched
> > by Trigs.  We don't take the bypass.
>
> For those of us not in the know, what are Hodags and Igarots?
>
>
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Re: [MBZ] Terminology [was: Re: Benzin price Wuz: CLK55 needed]

2015-09-11 Thread Craig via Mercedes
On Fri, 11 Sep 2015 18:52:06 -0400 archer75--- via Mercedes
 wrote:

> In 1893, newspapers reported the discovery of a hodag in Rhinelander,
> Wisconsin. It had "the head of a frog, the grinning face of a giant
> elephant, thick short legs set off by huge claws, the back of a
> dinosaur, and a long tail with spears at the end". The reports were
> instigated by well-known Wisconsin land surveyor, timber cruiser and
> prankster Eugene Shepard,[1] who rounded up a group of local people to
> capture the animal.[2] The group reported that they needed to use
> dynamite to kill the beast. www.wikipedia/hodag

Actually, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hodag

Now I just need to find out how it's pronounced.

Is it haw-dag or hoe-dag? :-)


Craig

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Re: [MBZ] Terminology [was: Re: Benzin price Wuz: CLK55 needed]

2015-09-11 Thread Max Dillon via Mercedes
Craig, your second version is how I learned to pronounce it, straight 
Midwestern: hoe-dag.
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[MBZ] Terminology [was: Re: Benzin price Wuz: CLK55 needed]

2015-09-11 Thread Craig via Mercedes
On Thu, 10 Sep 2015 21:51:58 -0500 Curly McLain via Mercedes
 wrote:

> >Sure hope you didn't run into any Hodags or Igarots, passing so 
> >close to Rhinelander...
> 
> Definitely encountered hodags.  Went right through downtown 
> Rhinelander both ways.  Got chased by some hodags while I chased 
> others.  It was potatofest in Rhinelander.  Huge white tent pitched 
> by Trigs.  We don't take the bypass.

For those of us not in the know, what are Hodags and Igarots?


Craig

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