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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. paintcan54
    Joined: Oct 27, 2007
    Posts: 1,100


    This one kills me " Numbreless Tropyh Winner"
  2. No, it's rotations per minute.:)
  3. ScottV
    Joined: Jul 18, 2009
    Posts: 818


    I am not sure if this fits here, I hate it when someone is selling parts or a car without a photo. To me it seems hard to sell something on the Internet or other 2 dimensional media source without visual representation.
  4. I wasn't bothered or agitated in the least by what you wrote. This thread is merely about those little pet peeves we all have and nurture. It's been fun reading your posts, as well as all the others.
    Last edited: Aug 14, 2010
  5. SLIMLEG40
    Joined: Jul 27, 2010
    Posts: 19

    from ENID OKLA

    I have the original hatchet George Washington chopped down the cherry tree with.
    I've only replaced the head and handle.
  6. Bushmaster
    Joined: Apr 17, 2009
    Posts: 50

    from Austin, TX

    Also means there's at least a half inch of carbon on the pistons......
  7. Was running when parked. Ready to restore. Car is completely stock and original except for drivetrain and body. New interior. I had a car exactly like that, but mine was red and it was a half ton. 1933 model A, quite rare. Car ran good a few years ago. Car for sale, not sure of make or exact year.
  8. boldventure
    Joined: Mar 7, 2008
    Posts: 1,766

    Member it's not revolutions per minute...:rolleyes:
  9. Fast67VelleN2O
    Joined: Mar 6, 2007
    Posts: 494


    I believe the definition of RPM is Revolutions Per Minute.
  10. texasred
    Joined: Dec 3, 2008
    Posts: 1,061

    from Houston

    "HATERS" and "DON'T HATE ON ME"..WTF..I want to piss on you when I read this..
  11. "Multiple trophy winner" "Monte Carlo 2 door" "Easy restore" . And the worst one is , of course, "would make good rat rod". 10 years ago, a wasted, rusted, piece of shit, "Interior by bobcat", "Quarters by Thud", was just a piece of crap.
  12. Mad Mark
    Joined: Jun 23, 2007
    Posts: 481

    Mad Mark

    I was gonna mention the "camero" misspelling but you beat me to it.
    /insert double facepalm picture
  13. Hyway Hauler
    Joined: Aug 31, 2009
    Posts: 670

    Hyway Hauler

    "Mature owner" and "lady driven"
  14. Since when is a steam engine internal combustion?

    So, you are in the "Under 50" category?
  15. 61TBird
    Joined: Mar 16, 2008
    Posts: 2,640


    "For Sell"
    "Must Sale"
    I've noticed those being used in quite a few ads.(even in the HAMB Classifieds:eek:)

    Postings on CL with a one line description of the actual car and a freakin' 40 line list of keywords that have absolutely nothing to do with what's listed....
  16. billsill45
    Joined: Jul 15, 2009
    Posts: 784

    from SoCal

    Gushy, over-lengthy descriptions containing mostly superfluous fluff and very little real information about the car. Most commonly found in ads on fleabay motors and occationally Hemmings Motor News for restored cars. Apparently the writer is of the "baffle 'em with bullshit" school.

    As Sgt. Joe Friday often said, "Just the facts, Ma'm".

    Also, repeated references to the car in question as "she" as in "she's dressed in well-patina'd paintwork accented with pristine 'jewelry' and she has a gently used interior". What's he trying to sell, a car or his wife?
  17. I like the "Parade car" description. That's fine if your'e going in the "started once a year, more bog than steel, no bushes left in the frontend,mouse-eaten interior looks good from 100 feet piece of crap" parade.
  18. russnunn
    Joined: May 13, 2009
    Posts: 141

    from Florida

    My favorite is the car has all highway miles so...... I always ask so what exit off ramp goes right to your garage?
  19. redsdad
    Joined: Oct 5, 2009
    Posts: 254


    chrome moly rings
  20. Salty
    Joined: Jul 24, 2006
    Posts: 2,259

    from Florida

    I'm a little dissapointed in you cats...took three posts to finally catch my misspelling...(which I did on purpose cause I tend to slaughter the language especially around my mom to get her spun up)

    And no she's not Chinese :)
  21. 28dreyer
    Joined: Jan 23, 2008
    Posts: 1,128

    from Minnesota

    This thread has 232 Posts in less than a day, unreal!!

    My pet peeve is the overused and many times incorrectly applied word "billet"
  22. 39cent
    Joined: Apr 4, 2006
    Posts: 1,569

    from socal

    describing a VW or Corvair engine 'opposed' instead of 'flat' engine design. Real opposed piston engines, with 2 crankshafts have pistons that oppose each other, i.e. Fairbanks Morse, diesels.
    Last edited: Aug 14, 2010
  23. skyrodder
    Joined: May 7, 2005
    Posts: 1,924


    It's complete beside doors and trunk..

    Never been wrecked...

    runs and drives ,carb and heads are in the trunk ready to be put on
  24. budd
    Joined: Oct 31, 2006
    Posts: 3,478


    when people say, kalomater instead of kilometer, kilo stands for 1000, 1000 meters is a kilometer, not kalomater dam it.
  25. When people call a custom a "BOMB".
  26. 38zephyr
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
    Posts: 622


    YES ! BUMBERS drives me nuts , forgot that one .

    When did repro or repop (short for reproduction) become repo ? I thought repo was when you miss payments and they take it back .

    I have a buddy that's a good mechanic and been around cars his whole life , that always says EIDLEBROCK (IDLE-BROCK) no matter how many times he's been corrected .

    This make offer thing gets me also , put a price on the damn sign , you know roughly what you want for it .

    This is a silly thread , but entertaining for a bit and maybe some of the offenders will think twice next time they have some repo bumbers for sell .
  27. Silverado for any Chevy pickup before whatever year they really named it that.
    I tell that person that it had nice seats when it was built. What kind of truck is it? 1/2 ton, 3/4, 2wd, 4wd, etc?
    I have a car needing work on the brakes. How much will it cost to fix them?
    I need springs for the front of my Kenworth. How much do they cost? More than one variable to that answer depending on exactly which model and how it was spec'd by who ordered it, and how it is currently being used, dump truck vs dragging a trailer.
    Restored. Ratrod. 400 small block. Old school. The one owner may have abused and neglected it for those 145,000 original miles, not abused during the ones not shown when the odometer was turned back.
  28. Cymro
    Joined: Jul 1, 2008
    Posts: 689


    Mint Condition???
    The same as these Polo Mints, usually full of holes! Might be an accurate description in some cases, I've seen a few minters in my time.
  29. olds34dude
    Joined: Aug 8, 2010
    Posts: 62

    from florida

    drive anywhere....[on your trailer or flatbed]
  30. mart3406
    Joined: May 31, 2009
    Posts: 3,055

    from Canada

    Wow! Those mints would be 'mint', if it
    weren't for the holes in them!!! :eek::D

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