Sunday, 16 March 2014

Writing - You learn something new everyday

There are innumerable places to obtain inspiration including round the home. How many stories have you come across where everyday objects are put to different purposes? I learnt some stuff today about an everyday object that could easily provide a bit of accessibility.

It was developed in 1953 by Dr. Norm Larsen, founder of the Rocket Chemical Company, in San DiegoCalifornia. WD-40, abbreviated from the phrase "Water Displacement, 40th formula," was originally designed to repel water and prevent corrosion, and later was found to have numerous household uses.

Use WD-40 To:

1. Lube a shovel. Spray WD-40 on a shovel, spading fork, hoe or garden trowel. The soil slides right off—especially helpful when digging in clay.
2. Clean tile. The spray removes spilled mascara, nail polish, paint and scuff marks from tile floors, and also help you wipe away grime from the grout lines. Clean up with soapy water.
3. Scrub stains from stainless steel sinks.
4. Unstick gum. A squirt makes it easier to pull gum out of carpet and even hair. It's better than cutting out the gum and leaving patchy carpet or a bad haircut.
5. Soften leather. Oil can help break in a stiff leather tool belt.
6. Free stuck LEGOs. Your kids will thank you.
7. Erase crayon. When crayon ends up on toys, flooring, furniture, painted walls, wallpaper, windows, doors, and television screens. Spray on WD-40 and wipe it off.
8. Prevent flowerpots from sticking when stacked together.
9. Get rid of rust. Spray and rub away rust from circular saw and hacksaw blades. It can also clean blades of tar and other gunk.
10. Remove goo. Unstick gooey residue from price tags, duct tape, and stickers.
Apparently you can also use it to lubricate your own rheumatic joints, your crossbow or ammunition cans! Quite frightening really. There is a website that lists up to 2000 uses for the stuff.
Words Came across this word this morning which is the first time for a very long time. The context it was used in I don't believe to be fully accurate but it is an interesting addition to the collective writing dictionary.
fecundity - Plentiful; the capacity to reproduce in abundance.

If you enjoy handwriting; are concerned about the demise of using a pen; or, just enjoy receiving a letter through the post from another person, then this could be the site for you. It is written by Bert Carson and here what he says about himself.

I'm 71 years old - happily married to Christina (the fourth time was the charm) - I'm a Vietnam Vet and I write books about men and women who do the right thing. I was a professional speaker for fourteen years - I will be a professional writer for the rest of my years.

God Bless