An old friend of mine, a retired pipefitter, is now working as a stripper. Now, to look at him and think “stripper” would make your head go wobbity-wobbity. It would, at least, until you saw his garage full of furniture with and without its original finish.
Another fellow would run his hand over his shiny pate and proudly tell you he was the only topless bartender in town.
I’m cautious in public when speaking to my husband, because sometimes I’ll pop out with something like, “Someone posted such and such on the Dope today” - which isn’t too bad, but then later I’ll say something along the lines of, “Yep, having the Dope is pretty handy” or “sometimes it’s pretty good to be a Doper.”
Weights (of projectiles) and powder measurements in shooting are given in grains, which is a Ye Olde Measurement based on the weight of grains of barleycorn. (1 grain= 0.06479891 grams, for what it’s worth).
This does of course cause confusion when you mention that a cartridge is loaded with, say, 2.4 grains of BullsEye powder, when there are clearly more than 2.4 individual grains of nitrocellulose in the cartridge…
Also, a “Cap” in shooting parlance refers to a Percussion Cap or a Primer, not an item of headwear (although it can mean that as well!), a Magazine is the part of the gun that the ammunition is stored in (as well as being a periodical publication), and a “Stripper Clip” is a small metal clip that holds 5 cartridges and can be used to rapidly load some military surplus rifles.
I play Hardcore mode Diablo 2, meaning if your character dies, it’s ust dead, gone forever, no restarting in town. Some people play it without even using items (items make your character stronger) and call that “n00d” play. You can play an Assassin class, which for technical reasons is not a bad choice for n00d play.
It can be nerve-wracking to open a completely innocent gaming website and see pages like “The Sin: n00d Hardcore play”.
Makes me wonder about my employer’s Internet filters.