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Unread postAuthor: shooter22 » Wed Feb 06, 2008 6:05 pm

hello i want to build a potato gun that is 80in long in total does any body think that will work is will be powered by hair spray thanks
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Unread postAuthor: Ragnarok » Wed Feb 06, 2008 6:56 pm

Do I think a large potato gun will work?

Yes, it's been done before, and a lot larger than that as well. Size is not normally concern as to whether a launcher can work, just whether it can be be made. You might experience some problems if you get really large, but unless you go completely mad, and fail to follow sensible practise in construction, you should be able to get it to work.
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Unread postAuthor: Eddbot » Thu Feb 07, 2008 1:53 am

Read what you wrote to yourself, and see if it makes sense. It's not like taking an extra minute to type a coherent sentence is gonna waste that much time. :?
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Unread postAuthor: shooter22 » Fri Feb 08, 2008 1:13 am

wtf eddbot what about what you wrote "it's gonna waste that much time" how about you try to make a coherent sentence try this "it's not gonna waste that much time"
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Fri Feb 08, 2008 1:21 am

shooter22 wrote:what about what you wrote "it's gonna waste that much time" how about you try to make a coherent sentence try this "it's not gonna waste that much time"


What he actually wrote was:

It's not like taking an extra minute to type a coherent sentence is gonna waste that much time.


...which makes the sentence perfectly coherent and grammatically correct, ignoring the use of "gonna" as opposed to "going to".

As to making a 7 foot long combustion, it's been done and generally, the bigger the better with regards to power and dramatic effect, so if you have the materials, go for it ;)
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Unread postAuthor: MrCrowley » Fri Feb 08, 2008 2:11 am

shooter22 wrote:wtf eddbot what about what you wrote "it's gonna waste that much time" how about you try to make a coherent sentence try this "it's not gonna waste that much time"


Try this: (And don't paraphrase someone to make an argument out of and then completely miss the whole point you're trying to get across which makes it very ironic.)

What the f*ck eddbot, what about when you wrote; "It's not like taking an extra minute to type a coherent sentence is gonna waste that much time."?

It should be "It's not like taking an extra minute to type a coherent sentence is going to waste that much time."


See the part where you completely missed the only grammatical mistake in his post and insert a word which makes his post confusing and directed at us and not you, because you paraphrased him instead of quoting the whole sentence?
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Unread postAuthor: Eddbot » Fri Feb 08, 2008 10:45 pm

From the American Heritage Dictionary:

gon·na (gŭn'ə) Pronunciation Key
Informal
Contraction of going to: We're gonna win today.

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Copyright © 2006 by Houghton Mifflin Company.


It was completely grammatically correct. Be sure you're right before you cuss out people who really are.
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Unread postAuthor: sjog » Fri Feb 08, 2008 11:44 pm

GONNA!!?????
My English teacher is rolling in her grave.
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Sat Feb 09, 2008 12:20 am

Eddbot wrote:From the American Heritage Dictionary:

gon·na (gŭn'ə) Pronunciation Key
Informal
Contraction of going to: We're gonna win today.

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The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
Copyright © 2006 by Houghton Mifflin Company.


It was completely grammatically correct. Be sure you're right before you cuss out people who really are.


There's your problem ;) Just because you find a word in a dictionary, doesn't mean it's in the dictionary.
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Unread postAuthor: SpudChucker24 » Sun Feb 10, 2008 8:09 pm

Im going to try to put us back on subject so... In theory this should work. I myself would love to have a 20 foot cannon but where ever you make it its going to stay there. I couldnt imaging have to move this thing around without a truck. :shock:
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Unread postAuthor: Eddbot » Mon Feb 11, 2008 2:59 am

jackssmirkingrevenge wrote:There's your problem ;) Just because you find a word in a dictionary, doesn't mean it's in the dictionary.


Could there every be a real "THE" Dictionary? Not everyone on the planet is going to agree on one single dictionary to be named THE Dictionary of the World. It just won't happen, so i used one that was mutually respected among many peoples on the planet. Don't get me into a debate, that will really pull this off topic. That's like bringing up religion :roll:
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