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Location: Slaughter, Louisiana, United States

A semi-gruntled corporate reliability engineer trying to make ends meet while keeping my wife happy, and myself out of the asylum.

Tuesday, September 27, 2005


PLEASE people. STOP saying that oxygen is flammable.

If that were the case everytime you lit a cigarette the earth would explode.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

May we say:"Pure oxygen is inflammable?" I just thought that I should query you about the validity of this statement before I use it! Merci beaucoup!

3:04 PM  
Blogger 2Evil4U said...

No. You may not.

Inflammable, in this wondrously sadistic english language of ours, means flammable.

Go figure.

7:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OK I know that! But......why do we have to be careful if we smoke not to go near people who are on oxygen? If you starve a fire of oxygen the fire will go out, won't it? Doesn't oxygen help a fire to burn? Please explain it! I'm at a loss!

10:25 PM  
Blogger 2Evil4U said...

Material cannot burn without oxygen. Oxygen itself will not burn, but oxygen assists burning. So, an oxygen enriched atmosphere will cause things that may already be near their flash point to burn and will cause thing taht are burning to accelerate and burn much more quickly.

If you light a cigarette in an oxygen enriched atmosphere, it will burn like a flare. But it is the tobacco and paper burning faster because of the presense of extra oxygen, not the oxygen itself burning.

1:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeeeesssssss! Merci encore! I do miss you!

4:55 PM  

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