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What is it with surveyors and misspelling the word "orifice" on surveys?

I've seen more as-built detention pond surveys with the word spelled "Oriface" than orifice.  

Face?  Really?  Ori Face?  It calls visions of some sort of Alice in Wonderland hole where a cheshire cat is staring out at me, gobbling up my stormwater with creepy eyes.  Accusingly.

Ori Face.  


Hydrology, Drainage Analysis, Flood Studies, and Complex Stormwater Litigation for Atlanta and the South East - http://www.campbellcivil.com

RE: Oriface

I could make a juicy comment here, but I will restrain myself. sadeyes

Will somebody please congratulate me on my exceptional example of unbridled restraint?

Mike McCann
MMC Engineering
Motto:  KISS
Motivation:  Don't ask

RE: Oriface

Would like to know where a Surveyor would ever encounter an orifice.

At 74th year working on IR-One2 - - UHK PhD - - -

RE: Oriface

"Knock, knock..

Who is it?

Ma'am, I'm the city surveyor, here to check on your structural soundness and your orifices...

Dimwit! You're supposed to be checking the detention pond out back, and its orifices."


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RE: Oriface


Thanks for the chuckles.  Tomorrow can not come soon enough for me to discuss this fruit/vegetable subject with my fellow engineers at the orifice.  Highway and drainage engineers have the best sense of humor.

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