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    Right this might seem like a random question but whats the nickname for a plumber, i.e

    Chippy = Joiner/Carpenter
    Sparky = Electrician
    Bricky = Builder

    So whats a plumber?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sarah16v
    Right this might seem like a random question but whats the nickname for a plumber, i.e

    Chippy = Joiner/Carpenter
    Sparky = Electrician
    Bricky = Builder

    So whats a plumber?
    Wetty?
    Drippy?
    Soggy?
    Pooey?
    P155y
    5h1tty?

    ohh, I dunno, where's Ian (1990) when ya need him? he'd know.

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    ok so it's the reverse of the question... but

    the Armourer trade in the Air Force (Weapons Technicians) are known as Plumbers.
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    Dex - Thats weird.

    Is it true, do ALL the RAF run about saying 'what what' and when they laugh does every single one snort through their nose too?


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    Quote Originally Posted by elucidate
    Dex - Thats weird.

    Is it true, do ALL the RAF run about saying 'what what' and when they laugh does every single one snort through their nose too?

    Surely thats just the officers


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    Officers make up some stupid amount of the RAF, it always seems as if they are all officers, but some are higher than others....

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    My mate is a Corgi registered plumber, but ive only ever referred to him as a plumber. To be honest, ive never actually thought about a nickname for plumbers. Drippy doesnt sound right, cant say ive heard any plumbers called that before?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dexteruk
    ok so it's the reverse of the question... but

    the Armourer trade in the Air Force (Weapons Technicians) are known as Plumbers.
    i always thought they were refered to as bomb heads.....

    incidently avionics techs are dog feckers!




    isn`t the word plumber its self a nick name as it was a name given to the "pipe fitters" when they used to fit lead pipes chemical element "Pb - plumbum" -- so you have it plumber is a nick name, case closed

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    Quote Originally Posted by elucidate
    Officers make up some stupid amount of the RAF, it always seems as if they are all officers, but some are higher than others....

    well Dex is 5`11 are there other Ruperts higher than that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by munchulike
    i always thought they were refered to as bomb heads.....

    incidently avionics techs are dog feckers!

    Armourers are variously known as Plumbers and Bomb heads. Those who work in Bomb Disposal are known as Foot-Tappers (think about mine clearance...)

    and you were close with the Dog ****ers, it's actually aircraft electricicans who are known as that - the Avionics guys are known as fairies.

    (Although now the two trades have amalgamated and the techs have done trade crossover training - known as "Cross Dressing")
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    Quote Originally Posted by dexteruk
    Armourers are variously known as Plumbers and Bomb heads. Those who work in Bomb Disposal are known as Foot-Tappers (think about mine clearance...)

    and you were close with the Dog ****ers, it's actually aircraft electricicans who are known as that - the Avionics guys are known as fairies.

    (Although now the two trades have amalgamated and the techs have done trade crossover training - known as "Cross Dressing")

    anyway! who cares, i was once a dog fecker. but now i`m not ha!

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    there is some weird saying in the forces, including their code names and alert status's, like "black bikini beach special" wtf is htat all about???

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    Quote Originally Posted by munchulike
    isn`t the word plumber its self a nick name as it was a name given to the "pipe fitters" when they used to fit lead pipes chemical element "Pb - plumbum" -- so you have it plumber is a nick name, case closed
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    Quote Originally Posted by N1CK
    there is some weird saying in the forces, including their code names and alert status's, like "black bikini beach special" wtf is htat all about???
    think i remember something like that when i was in a Para hall when i was younger.
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    bikini is a security state....... thats all i know

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    bikini, tahiti and tesseral are all alert states relating to different threats.

    I never get bored of phoning up female policeman to ask "what's your bikini state then love?"
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    Quote Originally Posted by munchulike
    isn`t the word plumber its self a nick name as it was a name given to the "pipe fitters" when they used to fit lead pipes chemical element "Pb - plumbum" -- so you have it plumber is a nick name, case closed
    Someone else i asked said something similar to that

    Only thing was it was a pub quiz question so that couldn't have been the answer wish i'd actually listened to the answers now

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    BIKINI is like the americans DEFCON system; white>black>black special>amber>red and TESSERAL is specific to surface-to-air or anti aircraft threats....

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    wouldnt a plumber be called a pipey or something

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    mmmmmmmmmmm billie pipey

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    Quote Originally Posted by munchulike
    mmmmmmmmmmm billie pipey
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