[Histonet] dinking defined in terms of Warthin Starry and amused!!

Gayle Callis gcallis <@t> montana.edu
Fri Feb 11 11:35:09 CST 2005


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 
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 Friday.

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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