RE: [Histonet] dinking defined ... and amused!! OT

From:"Smith, Allen"

The more common phrase is "puttering around."  Kenneth Grahame(The Wind in
the Willows) used "messing about."  "Believe me, my young friend," Water Rat
said, "there is nothing in life half so important as messing about in
boats."  C.P. Snow (Science and Government) warmly commended Water Rat,
suggesting that it would be a good thing if scientists spent more time
messing about.

Allen A. Smith, Ph.D.
Professor of Anatomy
Barry University School of Graduate Medical Sciences
    Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
Miami Shores, Florida  33161

-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Morken, Tim
- Labvision
Sent: Friday, February 11, 2005 1:14 PM
Subject: RE: [Histonet] dinking defined ... and amused!! 

I understand "dinking" as takng the time to explore all the purmutaions  of
a given endevour. For me, it came to full fruition when I (along with a
group of like-minded souls) took a long, long bicycle trip, during which we
refined "dinking" to a fine art, spending quality time at cafes, pubs,
roadside views. It was the life.

Tim Morken

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-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Gayle Callis
Sent: Friday, February 11, 2005 9:35 AM
To: Marshall Terry Dr, Consultant Histopathologist;
Subject: [Histonet] dinking defined in terms of Warthin Starry and amused!! 


You have me laughing.

"Dinking" - One can dink with - an object, procedure and probably thoughts. 
I have used fiddly dink, twiddle or fiddle with, or tweak(ing).   In terms 
of the Warthin Starry, we tweaked, fiddled, twiddled and "dinked" this 
method, but not the Steiner - our chosen method.

The term came from our electron microscopist's vernacular, year ago and he 
was always "fiddly dinking" with things, usually to make whatever he was 
doing work better.  A clever person with lots of creativeness.   Where he=20
got the term, I don't know.

Well, I am off to "dink" around in my the lab, it is a slow day and a

Gayle Callis
Research Histopathology Supervisor
Veterinary Molecular Biology
Montana State University - Bozeman
PO Box 173610
Bozeman MT 59717-3610
406 994-6367 (lab with voice mail)
406 994-4303 (FAX)

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