Have you noticed how slot car racershave their own special language? Over the past couple decades of thiscrazy hobby/sport, we've developed our own special collection ofterms that we use & abuse in our racing endeavors. I'm sureyou've heard all the fuss over the new thing in the Oakland schoolsto teach urban slang -now referred to as "ebonics"... Well now youcan also catch up on slot car racing slang with Old Weird Herald'scourse in slot car racing jargon:
Beer: Winding flux, building flux, bite flux, thrashersflux; racer's Kool-Aid.
Bite: Traction, eating it, or what racers go forimmediately after a race.
Unstripable fuzzies: Found on tongue after all nightthrash.
Geek: Slot racing newcomer, uninformed racer, or, old-timerwho still can't solder on a pinion.
Geek Speak: The misinformed babblings of an uninformedracer.
P.K. Blank: What the editor of this rag gets when trying towrite.
Jet Flag: Japanese expression for results of flying inplane too long.
Bye: Considered normal in San Fransisco Bay area.
Spring Tension: When you can't get a date in March.
Set Screw: Lotus position, refer to Kama Sutra.
Track Call: When your mother, girl friend, or wife has thenumber of the raceway.
Spacers: Old Weird Herald's contributing editors.
Hood Alignment Bar: Where Fred goes for attitudeadjustment.
Brush Hood: What Fred does in the morning.
Air Gap: The space between a slot racers ears.
Filtered air gaps: Something Capillary is out of.
Return Path: Something hard to find after too many beers(see Hood Alignment Bar).
Glue Job: What you get from a date that uses excessiveDentu-Grip.
Bogged: One too many dates with above person.
Stick It: Frequent reply of turn marshals.
Herman Pans: New type of Corning ware from former Hermit.
Bus Bars: A ploy to desegregate local watering holes.
Electric Discharge: Emissions from a cyborg.
Wall Blast: Too much brakes suddenly; a small containednuclear explosion.
Launch: Contributing factor to wall blast. Beginning ofspace shuttle flight.
Thrash: Slot racers S&M.
Pillow Block: Brain fade caused from over-night thrash;block found at bottom of guillotine.
Sludge: Found between the ears of racer with pillow block;usually after all night thrash.
Hex: What you try to put on competing racers car.
Norelco Gears: Something Jim "Turkey-man" Stevens is stilllooking for.
Carbonell Wire: Something Canada Dan bought.
Choke: Gag; periods of brain fade; or an unwanted necessityat nuclear sub-stations.
Brain Fade: Loss of motor control functions at inopportunetimes, like during qualifying, or an important heat.
Spoiler: Last guy up to qualify that cuts you out of theSemi-main on his fourth back-up time.
Side Dam: Only use of word not resulting in lap penaltiesduring a race.
Bite Bar: Nearest watering hole to raceway serving horsd'oeuvers.
Plumber: Hopefully not needed at major race.
Body: Usually found dead in corners when your car crashes.
Turn Marshal: Person into verbal abuse.
Race Director: The person that's always wrong or alwaysright.
Green Can: Bathroom at raceway not cleaned since thesixties.