No, I didn't, and no, you weren't. You had Isopropal and Ethyl confused, apparently not knowing that *both* can be referred to as "rubbing alcohol". So when David quite correctly advised using denatured instead of common rubbing alcohol for cleaning wheels, you replied "they are the same".
"Denatured" can *only* refer to Ethyl, as Isopropal is never
denatured, so David's reply was correct and your feeble attempt at
correcting something that was already correct to begin with was not
only wrong but made you look the fool.
Right. I've said it before and I'll say it again: arrogance and
stupidity make a poor combination.
P.S.: Had to pick up some meds today, so I made a point of checking
the shelves in the pharmacy. As you'd expect, they carry both
denatured (ethyl) and isopropal alcohols, but only the isopropal is
labeled "rubbing alcohol": the ethyl alcohol was all clearly labeled
"Denatured (Ethyl) Alcohol", with nothing about rubbing alcohol on the
label at all.
When I queried the pharmacist as to why this was, he said "They can
both be used for rubbing alcohols, but if you label them the same it's
too easy for people to confuse them". Would you care to try telling us
that the pharmacist was wrong and that only Ray Haddad is right?
- posted 12 years ago