Monday, January 02, 2012

The Turbo Encabulator

The Mechanical background behind the Turbo Encabulator: Rockwell International decided to get into the heavy duty automatic transmission business. They were getting ready to tape their first introductory video. As a warm up, the company rep who was acting as the presenter, began what has become a legend within the training industry. In fact, he should have won an academy award for his stellar performance rattling off the non-existent mechanic terms.

Now remember to keep in mind, this is strictly off the cuff, the turbo encabulator information has not been written down. Nothing he says is actually true. He had NO script! The mechanic lingo here doesn't make sense but sounds familiar. I use as a joke the terms 'filber flange' and 'grapple grommet' when explaining a problem to catch someone off guard.

This was simply meant as a rehearsal for the camera, lighting and stage crew to check their equipment. So it's all total meaningless drivel that he made up as he goes along, right off the top of his head. The Turbo Encabulator just might work out... :)

I found 2 different mechanic terms 'entabulator' and 'encabulator' since the latter was found more frequently online I stuck with that one. Not that it's crucial to be exact with the term :)

Note: Thanks to newsletter subscriber Tristan for sending me the video.

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