GLL guy1656 at OPUSNET.COM
Wed May 2 13:09:33 UTC 2007

: Re: Ghetto/nigger-rig
: >Anyone familiar with "nigger-rig"? As in hacking something together
: >to make it sort of, kinda, just barely work?
: Yes.  See also:  jerry-rig, jury-rig, Afro-engineer

I have also heard 'ebonic engineering,' likely for its alliterative value, and
also 'ebonically engineered.'


PS: I have been doing foundry work for a number of years now and because the
craft is so OLD, so are some of the words. MS Word underlined 'sprue' for me
as unrecognised.

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