Coupler or Coupling

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by 60103, Oct 30, 2007.

  1. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

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    I now confess that with all my years in the hobby, I don't know the difference between coupler and coupling. (well, coupling as the act, but I mean for the metal lump) Is there a difference? Regional? Interchangeable?
  2. nachoman

    nachoman Guest

    I think it is a semantics difference, that's all.

    Kevin
  3. Nomad

    Nomad Active Member

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    I always thought the coupling was where they hooked the mu hoses together.

    Loren
  4. Pitchwife

    Pitchwife Dreamer

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    Wouldn't Coupler be a noun, as to what it is; and Coupling a verb, as in what they do with it? :confused:
  5. Triplex

    Triplex Active Member

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    In North America, that's the rule. In Britain "coupling" is both the noun and the verb.
  6. lester perry

    lester perry Guest

    I do believe you got it. :thumb:
    Les
  7. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

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    What Triplex said: "Coupling" in the UK is both the noun and the verb. Just like "painting", as in:

    "What are you doing with those paints?"
    "Painting a painting."

    ;) :D

    Andrew