Wednesday, January 18, 2006

10,000 picofarads of capacitance per meter

I’ve just been reading an anorack HiFi forum where they discuss the merits or otherwise of specialist power cords that (in some cases) cost hundreds of quid.

Anyway, at one point in the discussion someone posted the following:

To put a figure on it - about 10,000 picofarads of capacitance per meter

What a brilliant phrase that is! And what a beautiful sounding measurement is a Picofarad.

I’m so taken with it that I’m going to try and use it in our team meeting tomorrow afternoon. It’ll be part of an old but very enjoyable game where you try and drop pre-planned phrases into the discussion.

Here’s my phrases list for tomorrow’s meeting:

Getting in there’s going to be a right bastard (in honour and memory of Steve, a fellow Sweeny fan)

Never rode shotgun on a hearse before.

Sleeping with the teenager of my choice.

And now:

To put a figure on it - about 10,000 picofarads of capacitance per meter.

Gosh, I’m really looking forward to the meeting!


Blogger Dave said...

If you want to really impress, you can call picofarads "puff". For example "This lead must be what, 50 puff or something?"

7:11 pm  
Blogger roGER said...

That sounds a bit GAY or a bit too breakfast cereal (do Sugar Puffs still exist?) to me, Dave.

But thanks for the info...

- roGER

12:56 pm  

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