Welcome to the THE H.A.M.B. forums.

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!

Go Back   THE H.A.M.B. > General Discussion > The Hokey Ass Message Board

Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-13-2010, 02:07 AM   #1
rustdodger
Grenade Inspector
 
rustdodger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Everson Wa
Posts: 274
Default misused discriptions that irritate or annoy you

I hear people misusing terms in ways that make me thing they don't understand the term they're using. As an example I am seeing people selling USED old parts as NOS, as if used in good condition is the same as NEW old stock. Another is selling a car that is in "mint" condition. Coins come from mints vehicles come from showrooms. who has something to add to the list? I'm guessing I missed a few.
__________________
friends may come and go,but enemies accumulate
offline  
Old 08-13-2010, 02:18 AM   #2
Johnny Gee
Old School HAMBer
 
Johnny Gee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: 2.7 miles East of the Broiler on SR42 Downey, Ca
Posts: 4,088
Default Re: misused discriptions that irritate or annoy you

All original, the car has been repainted a barely close to stock color and interior is completely wrong.
__________________
Mussels with French Fries and Mayonaise
offline  
Old 08-13-2010, 02:18 AM   #3
BISHOP
Old School HAMBer
 
BISHOP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Blood Stained Texas
Posts: 2,562
Default Re: misused discriptions that irritate or annoy you

Ready to paint.........What a joke.
offline  
Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)
Old 08-13-2010, 02:25 AM   #4
GaryB
Alliance Member
 
GaryB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Reno,nv
Posts: 3,548
Default Re: misused discriptions that irritate or annoy you

don't think i've ever used ....stunning ... to describe a car
__________________
Don't need no stink'in radio
offline  
Old 08-13-2010, 02:25 AM   #5
Nick_R_23
Grenade Inspector
 
Nick_R_23's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Willow, Alaska
Posts: 127
Default Re: misused discriptions that irritate or annoy you

"All stock/all original", "mint condition", and "rare" are three that always bug me. Most of the time, whatever car the seller is describing, is none of those.
__________________
1988 Chevy Silverado 5.9L Cummins : 1950 Chevy 3100 pickup : 1948 Plymouth Special Deluxe
offline  
Old 08-13-2010, 02:33 AM   #6
James D
Old School HAMBer
 
James D's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Fair Albions verdant meadows
Posts: 4,037
Default Re: misused discriptions that irritate or annoy you

"Very unique".
Either it is unique, or it isnīt.
There are no degrees of uniqueness.
__________________
Suck my socks!
offline  
Old 08-13-2010, 02:56 AM   #7
Hotrod7
Grenade Inspector
 
Hotrod7's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Carmichael, CA
Posts: 241
Default Re: misused discriptions that irritate or annoy you

"Usual amount of rust"

really?
offline  
Old 08-13-2010, 03:33 AM   #8
Dynaflash_8
Old School HAMBer
 
Dynaflash_8's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Auburn WA
Posts: 3,051
Default Re: misused discriptions that irritate or annoy you

ran when parked.
__________________
Marty's Speed n Salvage
Not too shabby for a punk 23 year old kid, huh?
Nash Hot Rod Build
offline  
Old 08-13-2010, 03:50 AM   #9
desertratrodder
Old School HAMBer
 
desertratrodder's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Big Sky Country Montana
Posts: 3,946
Default Re: misused discriptions that irritate or annoy you

Quote:
Originally Posted by Hotrod7 View Post
"Usual amount of rust"

really?
Thats the one that gets me..usual for where? Michigan, or Ca?

Or "rust in the usual places" is what I see.

Still..no one I know wants rust..if you cant crawl your ass under the car and give details on all the rust, then dont bother trying to sell it.
offline  
Old 08-13-2010, 03:56 AM   #10
ArtGeco
Member
 
ArtGeco's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Miami
Posts: 718
Default Re: misused discriptions that irritate or annoy you

Quote:
Originally Posted by rustdodger View Post
misused discriptions that irritate or annoy you
It irritates or annoys me when "description" is spelled wrong.
__________________
www.terrybyer.com
offline  
Old 08-13-2010, 03:57 AM   #11
LIFESTYLZ
Old School HAMBer
 
LIFESTYLZ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Mangakino ........ New Zealand
Posts: 3,142
Default Re: misused discriptions that irritate or annoy you

"Good condition for it's age" makes the mind boggle at what it really looks like...
offline  
Old 08-13-2010, 04:00 AM   #12
LIFESTYLZ
Old School HAMBer
 
LIFESTYLZ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Mangakino ........ New Zealand
Posts: 3,142
Default Re: misused discriptions that irritate or annoy you

Quote:
Originally Posted by ArtGeco View Post
It irritates or annoys me when "description" is spelled wrong.
lol

Any spelling errors in car ads put me off.
Just seems that if they want to really sell it,
they will at least proof read the ad or get someone
else to proof read it.
If they are casual with it, do I really trust them ... JM2Cw
offline  
Old 08-13-2010, 04:08 AM   #13
erlomd
Senior Member
 
erlomd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Miami, FL (Back Home)
Posts: 1,207
Default Re: misused discriptions that irritate or annoy you

my loss...your gain.
I agree that in some instances its genuine but the reality is that if you really cared you wouldn't have to "loose" it...and then to admit its someone elses gain? im sorry, its a bunch of shit....it should say: "im getting rid of this piece of shit...please add this piece of shit to your collection of shit and pay me just a little cheaper than what im listing it for".
__________________
1940's traditional Hot Rods!!!!
http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/s...d.php?t=422177
offline  
Old 08-13-2010, 04:15 AM   #14
lothiandon1940
Old School HAMBer
 
lothiandon1940's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: So. Maryland
Posts: 4,664
Default Re: misused discriptions that irritate or annoy you

"It's a CLASSIC"
__________________
"......and the hops flowed like water"....J.T.
online  
Old 08-13-2010, 05:14 AM   #15
flatoz
Alliance Member
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: melbourne Australia
Posts: 2,862
Default Re: misused discriptions that irritate or annoy you

"school me/learn me." geez use the language properly, its " teach me/educate me"

and

"not 100% sure what it fits..."

with the age of the internet, its pretty easy to find out what fits what now a days, unless its a 1934 russian left handed widget, I don't understand how people selling stuff can put a price on something they don't know what it is?
offline  
Old 08-13-2010, 05:20 AM   #16
Bushmaster
Newbie
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 55
Default Re: misused discriptions that irritate or annoy you

Quote:
Originally Posted by LIFESTYLZ View Post
lol

Any spelling errors in car ads put me off.
Just seems that if they want to really sell it,
they will at least proof read the ad or get someone
else to proof read it.
If they are casual with it, do I really trust them ... JM2Cw
The best ones are the ads where the seller doesn't know how to spell the name of his car. "Camero" is the worst offender. If the guy can't spell his car correctly, he's not someone I want to deal with.

You've got to love the guys who take ad photos at night in a downpour with a barely-functional camera phone. You know, the ones where you can almost tell it's a photo of a car. What the hell are people thinking?
offline  
Old 08-13-2010, 05:47 AM   #17
57 HEAP
Member
 
57 HEAP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: SE Virginia
Posts: 947
Default Re: misused discriptions that irritate or annoy you

"California car" Like that makes it special. You should have seen the rust in my '57 Chevy. Jack put in floors, rockers, lower 1/4's, the "usual" places, and I replaced both doors on my built in California car.
__________________
I had a car just like that.....
offline  
Old 08-13-2010, 05:50 AM   #18
MedicCustoms
Senior Member
 
MedicCustoms's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: cartersville ga
Posts: 1,125
Default Re: misused discriptions that irritate or annoy you

The term old school or classic and its a 78 car or truck.... How about collectors item...one owner and when you get there it was their uncles bothers best friend that bought it new.....
__________________
Just because you can don't mean you should !!
online  
Old 08-13-2010, 05:59 AM   #19
flatheadpete
Old School HAMBer
 
flatheadpete's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Burton, MI Out of Flint!
Posts: 7,764
Default Re: misused discriptions that irritate or annoy you

Rims. How bout calling them wheels. Motor. Motors are electrical. Engines are not.
__________________
'Armin Tamzarian's reign of terror is over!'
-Superintendent Chalmers
offline  
Old 08-13-2010, 06:04 AM   #20
39 chevy kustom
Grenade Inspector
 
39 chevy kustom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: mt. ulla nc
Posts: 395
Default Re: misused discriptions that irritate or annoy you

19xx Henway only has 10,000 ORIGINAL MILES , there is no such thing as original miles. Originally it had 0 miles. People should say actual miles.
__________________
ODDBALLZ C.C. my model A coupe build thread , little teaser-the coupe
online  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump

Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:24 PM.