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misused discriptions that irritate or annoy you

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by rustdodger, Aug 13, 2010.

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  1. rustdodger
    Joined: Jan 17, 2009
    Posts: 275


    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.
  2. Johnny Gee
    Joined: Dec 3, 2009
    Posts: 9,380

    Johnny Gee
    from Downey, Ca

    All original, the car has been repainted a barely close to stock color and interior is completely wrong.
    Joined: Jul 16, 2006
    Posts: 2,571


    Ready to paint.........What a joke.
  4. GaryB
    Joined: Dec 19, 2008
    Posts: 3,529

    from Reno,nv

    don't think i've ever used ....stunning ... to describe a car

  5. Nick_R_23
    Joined: Mar 28, 2010
    Posts: 127


    "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.
  6. "Very unique".
    Either it is unique, or it isn´t.
    There are no degrees of uniqueness.
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  7. Hotrod7
    Joined: May 21, 2009
    Posts: 155


    "Usual amount of rust"

  8. Dynaflash_8
    Joined: Sep 24, 2008
    Posts: 3,023

    from Auburn WA

    ran when parked.
  9. Thats the one that gets me..usual for where? Michigan, or Ca?

    Or "rust in the usual places" is what I see. 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.
  10. ArtGeco
    Joined: Apr 6, 2005
    Posts: 760

    from Miami

    It irritates or annoys me when "description" is spelled wrong.
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  11. "Good condition for it's age" makes the mind boggle at what it really looks like...
  12. 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
  13. erlomd
    Joined: Apr 26, 2008
    Posts: 1,213


    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 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".
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  14. flatoz
    Joined: May 11, 2003
    Posts: 3,201


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


    "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?
  15. Bushmaster
    Joined: Apr 17, 2009
    Posts: 50

    from Austin, TX

    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?
  16. "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.
  17. MedicCustoms
    Joined: Nov 24, 2008
    Posts: 1,094


    The term old school or classic and its a 78 car or truck.... How about collectors owner and when you get there it was their uncles bothers best friend that bought it new.....
  18. flatheadpete
    Joined: Oct 29, 2003
    Posts: 10,206

    from Burton, MI

    Rims. How bout calling them wheels. Motor. Motors are electrical. Engines are not.
  19. 39 chevy kustom
    Joined: Aug 9, 2008
    Posts: 427

    39 chevy kustom

    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.
  20. gasser300
    Joined: May 25, 2010
    Posts: 486

    from Ft Worth

    Guy at work uses the term "full race" to describe an old cars engine that he once had.

    Or, "it has a 3/4 cam"
  21. partsdawg
    Joined: Feb 12, 2006
    Posts: 3,005

    from Minnesota

    Most of the hard work is done.(just figure it all needs to be redone)
    95% complete(except for the expensive hard to find parts)
  22. ratfink56
    Joined: Jan 30, 2008
    Posts: 282


    complete except for _______,_____ and _______.
    that is not complete!
  23. mastadon
    Joined: Mar 14, 2010
    Posts: 168


    "car just needs a little TLC"yea if your a master fabricator.
  24. tiredford
    Joined: Apr 6, 2009
    Posts: 535

    from Mo.

    "Ratrod" Just because my car needs a paint job.:confused:
  25. Glass is in great condition, except for the windshield and driver's door.

  26. MN Falcon
    Joined: May 21, 2007
    Posts: 566

    MN Falcon

    An engine is a type of motor.
  27. I hear all the time
    " I had a 750 but Bubba jetted it down to a 600"
    Which is the equivalent of saying.
    "I am stupid and do not understand what i am doing or how it works and my friend Bubba is too. "
  28. Deuces
    Joined: Nov 3, 2009
    Posts: 20,976

    from Michigan

    How about a chevy 301 instead of calling it a 302?? I'll probably catch hell for this one.. It's a little too early for popcorn, but I'm ready! :)
  29. krooser
    Joined: Jul 25, 2004
    Posts: 4,583


    All original... Isky cam, 14-1 pistons, chopped 6 ", yada yada yada....
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