Comment ? i.e. You what?

To cheer us all up during this soggy June, here are some faithfully reproduced excerpts from the instruction manual for the power augur we’ve just bought (to bore holes for fence posts):

Gasoline planter is designed for drilling and grubbing of yam and burdock planting holes, holes of radio detector, holes of fencing poles …. holes of trees fertilizing and winter whiffing on the ice, ect.

Full attention and gingerliness are requested for using of this machine.

Users must be in the state of regain consciousness while seperation.

Utterly prohibited the using of the machine after drinking, drug-talking or in the stat state of tiredness and sickness.

Never operating this machine in rainy days, because it possible cause operator slip due to slippery ground.

Upright the machine,on hand grasp the framepress it downwards.another hand pull the recoil starter start the engine.

Please pay more attention when operating the incline rock ground surface.

Somtime,pullthe drill bit upwards, then press it downwards is recommended.

All suggestions for what ‘winter whiffing on the ice’ means are welcome!

0 Replies to “Comment ? i.e. You what?”

  1. I believe that “whiffing” is an old Somerset term for drilling holes in the ice so that you can go carp fishing in t he frozen winters. I understand that it went out of general usage sometime towards the end of the last ice age!

    Actually, I made all that up!

    It was the “Full attention and gingerliness” that got me!

    I’m sure that in most parts of the civilised world you can get arrested for for requesting some “gingerliness!”

    Have fun with your new toy

    All the best

    Keith

  2. And we certainly need cheering up. Our weather stats show this year so far is easily the worst in our 13 years. Every single month except February (unusually fine) has been either the worst or almost the worst over that period.
    I hope you will be suitably gingerly when operating this machine, especially when winter whiffing on the ice (no idea!).
    We’ve had some lovely menu transations as well. Think I’ll post them on mine.
    Happy blogging and here’s hoping we get some sun soon.
    Vanessa

  3. Hi again, Stephanie, Just to say thanks for your nice comments on my blog yesterday and I’ll contact Karen, our local llama-lady and check it’s OK to put you in touch.
    Think the weather’s changing at last – but temperatures worthy only of March, not June.
    Best wishes,
    Vanessa

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