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10 April 2018

I Is For "Impulsor" {Impeller} | A To Z Challenge


In my ongoing efforts to learn Spanish, I'm highlighting a Spanish word each day during April as part of the Blogging from A to Z Challenge. I'm also sharing the random thoughts that pop into my head when I try to pronounce them.

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Today's Spanish word is >>impulsor<< (impeller). And now for today's random thoughts:

1 - Some of you may already know what impellers are. For the rest of you, here's the official definition: "The rotating part of a centrifugal pump, compressor, or other machine designed to move a fluid by rotation."

2 - Pretty boring definition, huh? I prefer to think of an impeller as a whirligig. You know, like a pinwheel that you might have played with as a child.

3 - One of the places we buy boat parts from is Defender. For some reason, they mailed out a catalog. I can't remember the last time I bought something from a catalog. I do all my shopping online these days.

4 - The cover of the catalog looks inviting with its picture of a lighthouse. Once you open it though, you enter a world of rather dull descriptions, the occasional picture, and prices that will make your jaw drop.





Do you shop from catalogs? What's your favorite word that starts with "I"?

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22 comments:

  1. I do a lot of online shopping also. Very convenient altho can be expensive if I'm not careful.

    Dena
    https://denapawling.blogspot.com/

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    1. That is the danger of online shopping - so easy to keep adding things to the cart :-)

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  2. I don't use catalogs much anymore but have fond memories of being a kid sitting in front of the Sears and Roebucks studying the toy section so I could write my Christmas list for Santa. Okay . . . I admit it, I still do. :-)

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    1. I think many American kids of a certain age remember the Sears catalog and thinking about their letters for Santa :-)

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  3. If you have a boat you know what an impeller is. When they go, they go.

    I love shopping online, not catalogs. I do get them in the mail and almost daily. I throw them away.

    Have a fabulous day. ♥

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    1. Isn't that the truth about impellers. Never a good thing when they go.

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  4. The first time I walked through a West Marine, I didn't know what anything was and it was pretty boring. Now I know what it all is and mucj of it is still boring.

    My absolutely favorite I word in Spanish is Igriega, pronounced "e- gree- a - gah." Igriega is the name of the letter Y. Apparently, according to the RAE (the Spanish language powers that be), the letter is now just called Ye, - ugh, pretty boring, not nearly as fun as Igriega!

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    1. When I look back at my first time in a marine chandlery to now looking at Defender catalogs, I'm amazed at how much more I know. It is so boring though!

      I think you know that I studied French and the pronunciation for Y is similar - kind of like ee-grec. It wasn't until I started studied Spanish that I figured out what it means is a Greek "i."

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  5. I'd never heard the word before. We do get catalogs from some places and I end up online, ordering from their site.

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    1. You know, that is such a good thing if you've never heard that word before. Not really all that exciting :-)

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  6. Like another commenter I remember the joy of catalogues in childhood, though in my case it was Littlewoods and Ambrose Wilson. I used to cut the people out as paper dolls and later on found the male underwear models … interesting. Oops, maybe I shouldn’t have said that ……

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  7. We get a catalog on occasion, but i don't order often.

    Next time a boat lover talks about an impeller, i'll know what it means!

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    1. If you meet a boat lover that talks about impellers, my suggestion is to change the topic of conversation :-)

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  8. We use to get marine catalogues when we had a boat. Everything marine is expensive. Where my daughter worked for ten years she was catalogue manager. The firm decided to do away with them and put everything online so her job changed considerably. The alternative to catalogues apart from online is those brochures that arrive every week. My husband studies them assiduously, especially Aldi and Bunnings (an Australian chain store for the home handiperson).

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    1. Marine stuff is so expensive, isn't it! I used to shop at Bunnings when we lived in New Zealand. And I love Aldi :-)

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  9. Last Christmas season, I had to laugh when a new catalogue came in almost every day. I laughed because I remembered getting the Sears catalogue as a kid and writing my wish list off the pics. But last year, among all the bigbox and department stores that sent catalogues, guess which one I DIDN'T get? (not even KMart!)

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    1. So many memories of Sears catalogs in the comments here. It's really taking me back to my childhood.

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  10. I'm not doing it this year, but I'm still following some blogs I discovered during the A to Z April Challenge lat year. I discovered yours thanks to a comment... I don't remember exactly in which blog!

    I've enjoyed some of your posts on a row. But I must say that the word chosen fo I is the one that intrigued me the most, when I saw the title. Good luck with your learning!

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    1. Thanks so much for popping by, Eva! The A to Z challenge is a lot of fun and a lot of work. I'm so behind responding to comments and visiting blogs :-(

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  11. We used to use catalogues a lot but now it's so much easy to search online and I probably don't get as distracted! Interesting word.

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    1. I find it's a lot easier to look online and pull up multiple sources to compare who has what and at what prices.

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