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#261 Draggon

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 07:15 PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

Haha Just kidding. I like all cars, except priuses....somethings just don't need to exist.

 

 Isnt the plural supposed to be "Prii"? prounounced Pre-eye. 


Edited by Draggon, 31 December 2012 - 07:16 PM.


#262 Chuck Most

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 04:30 AM

Mich. Madman, you are not totally right. as I see it. Chrysler Jeep would be correct as the vehicle is made by Chrysler LLC there for Chrysler Jeep correct? And so on and so Like the car made by Ford Motor car Co.
Linclon & Mercury.
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I do agree with Chevy GMC, it would be GM Chevy and GM GMC

And yes Nascar did race stock cars at one time, Like the Road Runners, SuperBirds, Daytona, Ford Torinos were all stock cars taken from the production line and made into stock cars by Ray Nicoles, The Pettys and Holmen & Moody were the car builders. Had to change to what we have now because the car couldn't take the crash damage and save the drivers.

 

 

 

Chrysler markets their divisions as their own brands, so the correct term would be "Jeep Wrangler" or "Jeep Whatever," not "Chrysler Jeep Whatever." After all, you don't call a Dodge Charger a "Chrysler Dodge Charger."

What Harry said. Next time you are at the parts store ask the counterman for a part for your 2004 Ford Lincoln and see what happens. :)



 In reality only Chrysler had a trademark on the word "Jeep" though it had been in general use since WWII. I will never understand how they got a trademark for it.

Well, Apple trademarked rectangles with rounded corners, so anything's possible...



#263 Ace-Garageguy

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 04:55 AM

'Subtle' pronounced "sub-tul" or written "suttel".    My apoplectic apologies should this be a repeat.

 

Also, unnecessary and semi-nonsensical alliteration drives me nut nut nuttily nuts.

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EDIT: I just remembered two of my very favorites. An old self-proclaimed car-expert acquaintance of mine endlessly referred to the "torque to ground ratio". Huh? Obviously he had little actual acquaintance with physics or engineering.

 

Another great one was the description in one of the major sporty-car magazines of the 300ZX front suspension design as "multiple levers and rods". Impressive grasp of the technology, eh?

 

(This one makes 3) And the term 'wheelbase' used to mean 'track' or 'track-width'. There. So glad I got those of my chest.


Edited by Ace-Garageguy, 01 January 2013 - 05:12 AM.


#264 Harry P.

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 05:19 AM

Also, unnecessary and semi-nonsensical alliteration drives me nut nut nuttily nuts.

 

Hmmm... unnecessary alliteration? :blink:   I've never noticed any of that nonsense here.

 

Oh well... I wouldn't get too worked up or waste any time worrying about weird word usage...



#265 Ace-Garageguy

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 06:32 AM

 

Hmmm... unnecessary alliteration? :blink:   I've never noticed any of that nonsense here.

 

I was making fun of myself, actually : "...apoplectic apologies" etc. Just had to throw in some ellipsis for good measure. ;)


Edited by Ace-Garageguy, 01 January 2013 - 06:33 AM.


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Posted 01 January 2013 - 07:41 AM

I commend your excellent use of ellipsis.

 

I await with anticipation your use of the tilde.   B)



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Posted 01 January 2013 - 08:06 AM

I commend your excellent use of ellipsis.

 

I await with anticipation your use of the tilde.   B)

 

Not with bated breath, I hope. I believe I went out with Señorita Tilde many years ago. Alas. Quite a lass. :(

 

         On a day (alack the day)

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Edited by Ace-Garageguy, 01 January 2013 - 08:10 AM.