What's in a name?

Posted by Thomas A. Frank.

Engineer on team #121, The Islanders/Rhode Warrior, from Middletown (RI) High School and Naval Undersea Warfare Center.

Posted on 10/6/2000 4:20 PM MST

Gee, the thread on those nylon things was quite
interesting…but you’re all wrong.

The actual nomenclature for the ones most of us
use is (according to the government supply system):

Type I MS-3367-?-? Class I
Specification MIL-S-23190 Rev E.

where the ?'s are numbers which yield size info.

Class II units are somewhat different. I’ve never seen a Class III.

Since these things WERE invented by the military-industrial complex,
we really should use the proper names, don’t you think?

Nah, me neither. We just call them cable ties.

Tom Frank (from the government, and here to help)

Posted by colleen.   [PICTURE: SAME | NEW | HELP]

Coach on team #246, Blue Light Special, from John D. O’Byrant High School/Boston Latin Academy and NSTAR/Boston University/UTC/Raytheon/MassPEP.

Posted on 10/6/2000 10:43 PM MST

In Reply to: What’s in a name? posted by Thomas A. Frank on 10/6/2000 4:20 PM MST:


Maybe we should petition the government to have them assigned a ‘subname’ of BAR-LOKS!