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Thread #106287 Message #3219709
Posted By: GUEST,Oz Childs
07-Sep-11 - 05:22 PM
Thread Name: Origins: I'm Gonna Be an Engineer (Peggy Seeger)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I'm Gonna Be an Engineer (Peggy Seeger)
I used to hear Frankie Armstrong sing that on her annual trip to Berkeley -- always brought down the house. She explained that in Britain, an "engineer" can be someone who works using an engine or machine -- i.e., a turret lathe. In the U.S., we call them machinists. A college degree is not needed, but you do need technical training.