The Truth Behind Engineer-Speak

Aha! Just as I have long suspected: engineers are just making it up when they speak like are wont to do.

The story behind the clip:

Several years ago, Rockwell International decided to get into the heavy duty transmission business. We were getting ready to tape our first introduction video, as a warm up, the professional narrator began what has become a legend within the trucking industry. This man should have won an academy for his stellar performance. Now remember this is strictly off the cuff, nothing is written down, this became the biggest talk in the industry, vs our new product which we were introducing. I think you will enjoy this once in a lifetime performance from this gentleman.

Hit play or go to Link [YouTube] - via b3ta

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No, no, Rockwell didn't invent the Turboencabulator. That was a tech writer sometime in the 1940's. It's been going around the industry ever since in various forms. This video appears to be the GE version from the 1970's.

Here's Rockwell's:
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