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#1 2020-01-13 15:47:08

DavidTuggy
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joist stick

Given how common the substitution of joist for joust seems to be, and the frequency with which joysticks are associated with combat (whether aerial combat in the old days, or electronic games nowadays), joist-stick is no surprise. Pictures of them can easily be found on the Internet. The connection with joy -ful playfulness which I suppose motivated the original form may still be active too, to some extent, in the notion of joisting .
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A connection with the standard meaning of joist is also possible, perhaps rooted in the right angle at which a joist is typically set against its beam(s) (and perhaps also the fact that they sometimes lie at a slightly more acute angle).
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Any of these motivations is/are eggcornish.

The wheelchair was equipped with a joist stick which she pushed forward, back, right or left for movement of the wheel chair.

A quick look at the Attack e joist stick. For PC. ... Attack 3 Joist Stick (Review). NerdyBoyz1519.

Joist stick [... three stars] By Robin on April 18, 2018. Buttons can loose 5 months after use. Joist stick wore out within 2 months. Not intended for serious gamer wear and tear

Dual Operator Stations Behind Cab, Joist Stick Boom Controls, Other Function at Operator Console: Engine Start/Stop, Horn, Engine Throttle Speed

Another flaw is that the joist stick does not always trigger the menu or function as the first time it’s pressed.

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#2 2020-01-18 11:11:20

Peter Forster
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Re: joist stick

I like the cantilevered approach joust – joist – joy and bid it a wary welcome. I did think there may have been a Lehmann lurking in the background and it has been suggested the joystick was invented by early aviator J H Joyce, but there seems no evidence of him actually existing. On the other hand there really was an aviator called A E George who built and flew a biplane in 1910 and is said to have invented the “George stick”, an example of which can be found in the Discovery Museum in Newcastle on Tyne.

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