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RE: T.G.I. and lentils and rebarbs FLOOR JOISTS

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This is a running joke between me and my right-brained wife.

She always called it "cement"; it was a family tradition.

I tell her that calling concrete "cement" is like calling a cake "flour".

William L. Polhemus, Jr. P.E.
Polhemus Engineering Company
Katy, TX, USA
Phone (281) 492-2251
FAX (281) 492-8203
email bill(--nospam--at)

-----Original Message-----
From: Dave Adams [mailto:davea(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Wednesday, July 31, 2002 1:14 PM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: RE: T.G.I. and lentils and rebarbs FLOOR JOISTS


You mentioned the "cement" one -- my kids (8 & 9) are very careful to
call it a "concrete slab", not a "cement" one.  Pretty anal, but it's
one of those things that sounds like fingernails on a chalkboard!

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