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Funny geotechnical terms

After a series of serious newsletter items we thought of give everyone a small reason to smile. This limited list provides some of the funny geotechnical terms that we have encountered. Have fun :)


Abudment: An abutment meets Budweiser (beer)


Bed rock: Rock music that you listen when you go to bed


Cut-and-cover: Mafia style, cut soil, cover evidence.

Funny geotechnical terms

Excavation: What support, just bring a back hoe?


Dirt: What your non geotech spouse calls soil


Experience: Repeating the same mistake with increased confidence


Fountations: The combination of a foundation and a fountain.


Grading curve: Not it is not about your college grades!!!


Historical maximum stress: At the time of Julius Ceasar?


Inspector: Ok, he is for lunch, finish that pile quickly.....


King pile: A pile with a king's crown?


Observational approach: Sip coffee, observe wall fail.


Principal stress: The stress that your high school principal applied to your class.


Seapage force: The force of seepage from the sea


Soil investigation: What do you mean you need an investigation? I had a project 2 miles north...


Tietacks: Instead of tiebacks, tie tacks are commonly used to tie jewelry


Tolerance: What do you mean that the pile is off by 10 ft?


Whaler: When your tieback waler goes fishing (Boston Whaler boat)


And an oath:


I swear by NAVFAC DM7.2 to tell the truth and only but the truth!

Funny geotechnical terms

 

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