Electrical Safety Tip (of the day)

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Never, ever plug a female plug into a male. This is very dangerous because a female does not have the tools required to plug a male. However, plugging a male into a female is perfectly safe and normal. Anyone trying to plug two males together is gay and should get electricuted doing it. If two female plugs are shoved into each other, please contact Rosie O'Donnel for further instructions, and you might end up on her show.
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I worked part-time at a hardware store when I was in high school. One day a lady came in and said she wanted an electrical plug...
I asked her if she wanted a male plug or a female plug.
She asked what was the difference.
I blushed and said I would show her. I held up a male plug and said this is a male. Then I held up a female plug and said this is a female plug.
She said; Oh I get it! (Then she blushed....)

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Plugs (as the word itself suggests) are male. Receptacles, or outlets, are female.
Yes, there are female plugs and male receptacles, but there was little chance that your customer wanted those, or that your hardware store carried them.
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or sockets or jacks

What are those? It seems downright impossible, or gay.

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wrote:

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Toller wrote:

How many people would identify a standard extension cord as having or needing one plug and one outlet? Male and female plugs would be pretty normal communication. Rod
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On Tue, 10 Jul 2007 11:03:31 -0700, "Rod & Betty Jo"

I would say one plug cap and one receptacle.
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snipped-for-privacy@aol.com wrote:

Interesting.....since I thought male/female plugs were pretty common terminology, at the listed links they do as well, nor in my brief search did I find anything contrary except in a radio shack 9 ft extension cord catalog item they refered to the cord as having one outlet at each end...I found that really confusing<G.....Rod
http://www.doityourself.com/stry/extensioncordinshape
http://www.thinkglink.com/Repairing_Cut_Extension_Cord.htm
http://www.homeenvy.com/db/4/404.html
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On Wed, 11 Jul 2007 01:55:19 -0700, "Rod & Betty Jo"

I cehcked this one and only found two uses of plug* , both proper, "plugged into"

I looked ut these two, and I don't think the writers know what they're talking about, and should be expected to.** They should be talking about male and female *ends*. That's the word that has been used in the past to refer to both plugs and outlets on cords.
There are lots of words that people misuse. Currently, "irony" is often used where there is perhaps a coincidence but no irony. "Obviously" is used where something is not obvious at al, and where "famously" or something else is meant.
"Epitome" is almost always misused. It doent's mean apex, zenith, acme, it means a most typical example, which is something very different.
A bunch more that I can't think of right now.
**Two users of female plug: http://www.thinkglink.com/Repairing_Cut_Extension_Cord.htm
Most hardware stores will have a heavy duty male and female replacement plug you can use for your cord. Follow the instructions on how to add the new male and female plugs to your cord. While you will end up with shorter cords, you will have a safer cord for your use.
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http://www.homeenvy.com/db/4/404.html By "Tool Girl - Mag Ruffman"
===> She's a girl, for gosh sakes. She doesn't know anything. Buy a replacement plug (either male or female, depending on which end of the cord you're repairing) that's rated to match the amperage of your extension cord. (If in doubt, cut off the plug and take it with you to the hardware store).
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On Tue, 10 Jul 2007 11:03:31 -0700, "Rod & Betty Jo"

I have never heard anyone say "female plug" unless they meant something that plugs into a female.
Toller hasn't explained yet what he meant by female plug and until he does, I'll figure there are none.

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That reminds me of one day this man kept singing about "prong breath", and then explained what "prong" means.

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