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Why Does My Finger Squeak On The Plate?
« on: 21/10/2008 20:12:29 »
Why A Squeaky Squeek ?





erhmmm !!!...perhaps I should re-phrase this mind bogging question !!

Why does my finger make a squeeky sound when rubbed against the plate ...why ?

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Why Does My Finger Squeak On The Plate?
« Reply #1 on: 27/10/2008 21:54:30 »
Perhaps its because the plate is smooth and less porous then your finger and your finger causes more friction upon the plate causing a drag and thus the squeak! My grandma always said it was the squeaky clean effect lacking oils dirt etc.... so no build up  to spoil the squeak! LOL
I don't know if there is any validity to it but that was her take on matters such as that!

She also included hair and skin in the same category!
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« Reply #2 on: 27/10/2008 23:22:15 »
Neil is your plate dry or wet? if the latter that's another reason for the squeak. What kind of china is it made from?
 

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« Reply #3 on: 28/10/2008 14:37:56 »
I believe it's due to the finger prints on your finger acting like a bow on a violin string, causing the plate, or parts of it, to resonate.
 

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« Reply #4 on: 28/10/2008 18:33:27 »
do you have a small mouse taped to the bottom of your finger?
 

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Why Does My Finger Squeak On The Plate?
« Reply #5 on: 31/10/2008 17:19:10 »
I think the grooves of your finger are a bit like the grooves of a record and produce a sound when rubbed against the plate.
 

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« Reply #6 on: 31/10/2008 18:59:14 »
Perhaps its because the plate is smooth and less porous then your finger and your finger causes more friction upon the plate causing a drag and thus the squeak! My grandma always said it was the squeaky clean effect lacking oils dirt etc.... so no build up  to spoil the squeak! LOL
I don't know if there is any validity to it but that was her take on matters such as that!

She also included hair and skin in the same category!


Thank ewe for this wonderful post Karen and the recollection of grandmas memory therein !...As ewe know I am fascinated by memory so, as a side line, when was the last time ewe remembered that little bit of squeeky memory ?
 

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« Reply #7 on: 31/10/2008 19:02:28 »
Neil is your plate dry or wet? if the latter that's another reason for the squeak. What kind of china is it made from?

*hang on...sheepy goes to look at back of plate...don't go anywhere*

Oh good , you're still here !...Alas, there is no makers mark or 'Ingredients'  of any sort anywhere on the plate...but i do get ' squeeky squeeky' when wet and dry (more so when wet)..Thanks Rosalind
 

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« Reply #8 on: 31/10/2008 19:12:06 »
I believe it's due to the finger prints on your finger acting like a bow on a violin string, causing the plate, or parts of it, to resonate.

Wooo !!...Thanks LeeE...so, any time soon finger-plating may well be introduced into a symphony orchestras troupe !







AWESOME !!  ;D
 

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« Reply #9 on: 31/10/2008 19:14:34 »
do you have a small mouse taped to the bottom of your finger?

Why, yes, yes I do !




 

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« Reply #10 on: 31/10/2008 19:16:01 »
I think the grooves of your finger are a bit like the grooves of a record and produce a sound when rubbed against the plate.

Thank Ewe Rhade

Does this mean that someone out there may have a Mozart Concerto as a fingerprint ?

 

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« Reply #11 on: 31/10/2008 22:13:49 »
Perhaps its because the plate is smooth and less porous then your finger and your finger causes more friction upon the plate causing a drag and thus the squeak! My grandma always said it was the squeaky clean effect lacking oils dirt etc.... so no build up  to spoil the squeak! LOL
I don't know if there is any validity to it but that was her take on matters such as that!

She also included hair and skin in the same category!


Thank ewe for this wonderful post Karen and the recollection of grandmas memory therein !...As ewe know I am fascinated by memory so, as a side line, when was the last time ewe remembered that little bit of squeeky memory ?

i actually think about it every time I wash dishes my face as well as my hair... she always made us wash our facial cheks till they squeeked.. and I still do usualy twice with
soap and a rough rag to exfoliate my skin and leave it squeaky clean.. jut Like the dishes I wash and my hair! basically every day!
 

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