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

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  1. McKee
    Joined: Jul 22, 2005
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    McKee

    I saw an ad for a "Common Gear" for Karmann Ghia.
     
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  2. McKee
    Joined: Jul 22, 2005
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    McKee

    Ell-Da-Brock.....for Edelbrock

    Hal-Da-Brand......for Halibrand

    Wee-Land,...and,... Wee-and .... for Weiand

    and the best one, believe it or not,...Van-Dutch..... for Von Dutch
     
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  3. McKee
    Joined: Jul 22, 2005
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    McKee

    Just after reading the classified ads for the first time and seeing a lot of cars advertised as "mint", an old girlfriend once said, "There are an awful lot of green cars for sale"!
     
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  4. petes65usa
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    Very well said and it makes sense !
     
  5. mart3406
    Joined: May 31, 2009
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    ---------------------
    But I suppose though, buying a car with
    rust in the 'usual places' is potentially
    better at least, than buying one advertised
    as having rust in 'unusual places' !!!!:eek::eek::D

    Mart3406
    =========================
     
  6. Saw an ad for a "1956 Thunderbird 2dr coupe". Did they make a 4dr or wagon I don't know about ???
     
  7. rustdodger
    Joined: Jan 17, 2009
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    I can't believe they didn't call it a "sports coupe" :D!
     

  8. Haven't you seen the 3 door hatch Ford did mid year?:p
     
  9. George T G
    Joined: Dec 3, 2008
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    My BIG pet Peve term is Rat Rod. If it isn't a car with a $25,000 paint job it's a "Rat Rod". What happened to Hot rod, Nostalga rod or just plain Street Rod.
    I think there is a big difference between a Rat Rod built 2 years ago and my car built 40 years ago and left as it was built and not modernized. Who needs A/C, heat, and windows.!:p
     
  10. Nope, sorry ... FBI is an acronym too.
     
  11. T-Time
    Joined: Jan 5, 2007
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    from USA

    I'm guilty of a couple of these. :eek: I have a hard time pronouncing furrin names.
     
  12. ac·ro·nym

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    –noun 1. a word formed from the initial letters or groups of letters of words in a set phrase or series of words, as Wac from Women's Army Corps, OPEC from Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, or loran from long-range navigation.

    If you cannot pronounce it, it is not a word



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    : an abbreviation formed from initial letters


    Sorry, but FBI and RPM are initialisms. I know that the term "acronym has been used for years to label all words and abbreviations formed from initials but, like "rims" for "wheels, it is, grammatically, incorrect even though it is widely used, Sorta like "irregardless"


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  13. The most over used word in any ad is RARE
     
  14. That's right! It's pronounced, 'fibby', and rhymes with, RBI'!
     
  15. My roomate has two I hate:
    Pointing at a year old/month old/week old ANYTHING and calling it "Brand New." Once it has been used, however slightly, it's fucking used, not brand new.
    "Hand me that impact," while pointing to an air ratchet. This is the same guy I caught about to use my torque wrench as a breaker bar. Assuming we agree this is a breaker bar:
    "a long non-ratcheting bar that is used with socket wrench style sockets. Breaker bars are used to 'break loose' very tight fasteners"
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  16. GothboY
    Joined: Feb 12, 2007
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    How about Ads where people try to be funny so they dont have to give a description of their crappy POS car... OT car or not, people still want a clue.
    For Sale Ad.JPG
    Oh yeah? Prove it! -GothY-
     
  17. S.F.
    Joined: Oct 19, 2006
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    random guy "Hey nice rat rod." my responce "thanks its a hot rod" what im thinking "fuck off."
     
  18. I can promise you - the first one is NOT grammatically correct!
    A shorter way to put it would be "Car needs restoration".
     
  19. This may go back to the classified ad in the newspaper(remember those?) where you paid by the word/had a limit on words in the ad.
     
  20. No such thing, they are a contrdiction in terms.
     
  21. T-Time
    Joined: Jan 5, 2007
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    T-Time
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    from USA

    I think many of the things being complained about on this thread legitimately go back to "economy of words".

    The text message "language" started in the early days of computers, when bandwidth was severely limited. It was considered bad form to use full sentences and full words.

    The English language is changing (as it always is), for better or for worse, like it or not.
     
  22. SLAMIT
    Joined: Sep 9, 2002
    Posts: 930

    SLAMIT
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    man you guys worry about to much little shit. life is too short. lets get back to building something.
     
  23. oldpl8s
    Joined: Apr 11, 2007
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    People use NOS just because the part was never used, even though it has been sitting in a pool of rusty water in a basement for 50 years.
     
  24. R Frederick
    Joined: Mar 30, 2009
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    R Frederick
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    from illinois

    Just today, I saw 5 ads for a STRAIGHT AXLE. All of them were Drop Axles. Just because it's a Tube or I-Beam, it's automatically a GASSER STRAIGHT AXLE. Drives me Freakin crazy.:mad:
     
  25. Ned Ludd
    Joined: May 15, 2009
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    E.g. "1957 vintage" irritates and annoys me. Vintage in cars is 1919-1930 inclusive, and nothing else.
     
  26. RichFox
    Joined: Dec 3, 2006
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    I allways woundered if it really was "Break Over" bar. As the bar is designed to "break over" the socket.
     
  27. billsill45
    Joined: Jul 15, 2009
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    AKA an oxymoron: airline food, wise fool, etc.
     
  28. I was thinking that...
     
  29. Restore Restoring Restoration .. are still one word.
    Why not use the right one? :)



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