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Old 04-20-2011, 09:09 PM
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Yeah, I call it a trimmer around my help and the dealer, but a weed eater around my customers so they don't get confused.
lol me too


what about calling it a whip? still trying to adjust to that one lol must be some of that northern talk
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Old 04-20-2011, 09:11 PM
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Old 04-20-2011, 09:30 PM
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I use a string trimmer when I'm not using my Whipper Clipper.

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Old 04-20-2011, 09:53 PM
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Can people stop calling a trimmer a weed eater please!!!!? It's sounds like a toy and unprofessional. It doesn't eat weeds!! It trims grass and weeds to match the cut of a lawn and obviously we have some larger trimming jobs. I'm kinda sick of it.
I can't tell you how many customers I have lost because I said weed eater instead of trimmer. They rolled there eyes at me and said really? Now thats just not professional. I'll go with another co.
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Old 04-20-2011, 10:40 PM
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Trimmers are a device used for cutting hair down south.
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Old 04-20-2011, 10:48 PM
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These are weed eaters.

And this.

As well as this.
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Old 04-20-2011, 10:58 PM
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for customers i call it a string trimmer but around the dealer i call it a wip
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Old 04-21-2011, 04:14 AM
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Old 04-21-2011, 11:14 AM
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Only a unprofessional lawnboy would use the term weedwacker or weedeater!
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Old 04-21-2011, 11:53 AM
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I think this totaly depends on what part of the country you are from and your age. Id put money on everyone over 50 who grew up in the "weedeater" area still calls them weed eaters. The younger generation calls them trimmers.

I guess ive herd it both ways so much that I dont even redjuster when someone calls it a weedeater. Its just what it is.


People over 40 and under 40 have 2 totaly different meanings for the word Thongs!!
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