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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. BigDogSS
    Joined: Jan 8, 2009
    Posts: 849

    from SoCal

    "348 or 409 Big-Block"
  2. I don't know if anyone's mentioned this one, but it's sure annoying. Some jerkoff will be trying to sell you a car, and tell you it's an "honest" car. What the fuck's an "honest" car you fucking meat head?
    Last edited: Sep 29, 2010
  3. The realty people are funny as well.

    "Motivated Vendor" is one we see a lot.

    Joined: Mar 31, 2007
    Posts: 356


    A little off topic with this one, but it really jerks me!


    Who gives a crap, if ya want it or like it, buy it!

    Not ever thing needs a value!
  5. Erixon
    Joined: Jul 29, 2009
    Posts: 87


    "Chivvy." / "(Shivvy)" insteady of "Chevy."

    I guess it doesn't annoy me too much, I'm more or less just confused by it. I don't now if it's more of a Midwest thing, but I hear a lot of older guys pronounce it that way.
  6. Fenders
    Joined: Sep 8, 2007
    Posts: 3,922


    I think Chuck Berry would have said "motorvated" seller....
  7. plym49
    Joined: Aug 9, 2008
    Posts: 2,797

    from Earth


    "For Sale by Owner"

    WTF else would be selling it? The car thief?
  8. rockable
    Joined: Dec 21, 2009
    Posts: 2,947


    "Rust Free" Should read "Free Rust"

    I went to look at a car that was advertised as rust free one time and I don't think there was a salvageable panel on the car. I said something about the rust being more than anyone would want to tackle and the guy said, "Well I think I described it pretty accurately. Don't you have a wire welder?" I just got in my car and left.
  9. Ratroddude
    Joined: May 15, 2009
    Posts: 1,027


    "Its's got a 350 out of a 'Vette".....How many Corvettes are out there without engines?:confused:
  10. junkman123
    Joined: Oct 15, 2008
    Posts: 45

    from axton,VA

    or they say "MUST SEE TO APPRECIATE" then they do not include a pic.
    and calling a flex plate a flywheel.
    and them damn kids and there "NOS"(said as a word).
    and "its one of a kind"...hmmm is that why there are at least 10 more just like for sale here too?
    and"normal wear and tear"...normal for who?? the blue haired lady that wont get close to the speed limit or the kid down the street doing the John Force burnouts?
    and as mentioned many time,the barn find...there are a lot of barns around here and there isn't a damn thing in them.
    Last edited: Sep 30, 2010
  11. junkman123
    Joined: Oct 15, 2008
    Posts: 45

    from axton,VA

    yea and then they say "no low ball offers,i know what the car is worth"then if you think you know what the car is worth put it in the damn ad.we cant read you mind
  12. junkman123
    Joined: Oct 15, 2008
    Posts: 45

    from axton,VA

    so my 400 small block from a 70 impala had a quadra-junk 4-barrel on it does that make it a big block now?
  13. mustangGTS
    Joined: Sep 18, 2010
    Posts: 28


    NOS as a spoken word. It is called Nitrous Oxide.
    Breaks instead of brakes.
    Then of course the for sale section:

    "a real jewel" means that they found it in the dirt.
    "one of a kind" means the only one that they have to sell.
    "very fast" means that someone drove it really fast.
    "clean" means someone washed it recently.
  14. badmuther
    Joined: Aug 3, 2010
    Posts: 1

    from south bend

    My brother had a 70's ish Caddy for sale for 2 weeks with no action, changed the wording to "FO SELL" and had 3 people stop and it sold within an hour, true story!!

    And peoplr not knowing the difference between "then" and "than"
  15. BigDogSS
    Joined: Jan 8, 2009
    Posts: 849

    from SoCal

    Re-read my post. This is how Chevrolet refered to them. They did not use terms like "small block" or "big block" in 1970. BTW, the first 400 small block w/4 barrel was 1974. The 1970 400 SB was a 2 barrel.
  16. junkman123
    Joined: Oct 15, 2008
    Posts: 45

    from axton,VA

    had a brain fart,that land yacht was a 74(it was fugly),we bought it for the engine and trans
  17. Mr T body
    Joined: Nov 2, 2005
    Posts: 2,148

    Mr T body
    Alliance Vendor
    from SoCal

    When people call a dual feed vac sec Holley a "double pumper". If they post a pic in an ad you can at least move on without contacting the idiot.
  18. I use to like Ol Skool and Rat Rod, but now??? Maybe I will stop using both, something else will come along soon:confused:.

    "A true CLASSIC" used to describe a 1960's or 70's Ford,Chevy or MoPar. Thats the one I love the most :(, usually found in the local newspaper classifieds.
  19. gimpyshotrods
    Joined: May 20, 2009
    Posts: 17,376


    Lately, I've seen the term CLASSIC being applied to quite a bit of stuff from the late 70's and early 80's.

    I am sorry if you disagree, but there is NOTHING classic about anything made then, nor will there ever be.
  20. MickeyD
    Joined: Feb 8, 2009
    Posts: 45


    In the early to mid 60's, if the announcer on the PA system at the drags would have said
    ...Bring out all the "Willies"...there would have been a roar of laughter and a bunch
    of zippers going down !!
    Ha-Ha...a different time and a different place,in a galaxy far far away!
  21. Hell, look right here in the HAMB classifieds from time to time. Oh too many advertise "Gasser" and there is NOTHING Gasser about the car they're selling....NOTHING. I asked one guy once, WHY he states Gasser in his ad. He says, well it could be a Gasser if you did this, that, and the it. :mad:
  22. long island vic
    Joined: Feb 26, 2002
    Posts: 2,168

    long island vic

    327 all out .... had a 4 barrel on a steel intake 19.00 dollar chrome set and rusted blockhuggers with flex pipe ,,guess it cant get any better
  23. sugarlou
    Joined: May 26, 2007
    Posts: 120


    Didnt read 'em all....did someone mention

    "from the ground up"???

    this here automobile is built from the ground up....

    ...I thought it may ave been done from the sky bad
  24. gimpyshotrods
    Joined: May 20, 2009
    Posts: 17,376


    Runs on pump gas: gasser.
  25. blackrat40
    Joined: Apr 19, 2006
    Posts: 1,167


    HA-HA!....Now that's funny:D
  26. Leevon
    Joined: Oct 5, 2009
    Posts: 401

    from Nixa, MO

    "lots of new parts"...meaning some time between 1980's and now it got a tune up
  27. MrFalcon62
    Joined: Sep 9, 2010
    Posts: 249


    i like the originals better than those aftermarket ones, myself
  28. supercharged_scottsman
    Joined: Nov 22, 2008
    Posts: 106

    from Galveston

    I really enjoy the ads that only give you the year, make and model (no details or pictures) and the fact that the sellers "Must Sell ASAP". Really? Because I would swear from the lack of information your ad contains you were hoping to run that ad for months with no calls!<O:p</O:p

    Same goes for the a-holes that list their cars and state they don't want or need to sell and are just trolling for offers! No thanks - I bet my desire to not buy your junk is stronger than yours to not sell!
  29. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
    Posts: 27,237


    Just read the '32 5Window auction on eBay==== THIN METAL==== add that to the list along with FROM CALIFORNIA.
  30. What about all those "Wanted" clowns that are looking for something really rare for next to nothing that has to be close by - like their next door neighbor is selling one.
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