Thursday, January 17, 2008

Thermocol??

(Discussion with Prof)

Prof: So we can use this to find out that

Me: But the problem is it becomes bloated, something like thermocol... So I don't think this will work

Prof: Thermocol? What's that?

Me: :-8 (wondering if I would be technically correct to say if it was polystyrene, I was unsure, which it was as I later discovered)

Prof: Do you mean styrofoam?

Me: Yes, yes, styrofoam(correctly guessing it was something similar)... We call it thermocol in India

Prof: (chuckle chuckle)

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