The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by wstory, Aug 9, 2023.
Has anyone mentioned calling your car “she”?
Jesus I hate that. Its a car, not your girlfriend.
havent gotten that familiar with a car to the point it feels like it has a personality?
Yeah, and sells price too
May I correct you on this? A "Lap" is what you pay her to dance on!! Geeze guys, do I HAVE to 'splain EVERYTHING to you?
"To drive a motorcycle." You drive a car. You ride a motorcycle.
Cars have no sex……Mine are an “it”…. As “it’s a nice car.”
But boats are always "she" because they're so damned high maintenance.!
The two best days of having a boat is the day you buy it and the day you sell it.
There is a time and I feel compeled to speak when I see mention of anything that may lead to a harmful, unexpected result.
You dig,, the ones we like to finish with "Don't ask how I know"
And its non-word cousin "irregardless."
Rules of grammar, usage and punctuation have been cast aside in this era. Made up terms, nouns turned into action verbs." It's time to Toyota!" Spelling mistakes frequently appear in publications, leading me to believe that proof reading has become as obsolete as the blacksmith or a doctor's house call. Likely a result of the "dumbing down" of curriculum standards implemented in the late '70s to improve the passing grade numbers.
Read newspaper articles written before WW1 You'll see what I mean.
No, sorry, regardless of what you believe, that one is real as well............
Peeve of the day; bringing in half of your brake shoe cores (for semi trucks).
We sell shoe kits for semis as axle-end; one kit does one wheel. Single axle, two kits, tandem axle, four kits and so on.
So we have to charge cores per kit.
Customers want to pick up (X) number of kits but only brought one pair of cores. Means we have to bill out one as exchange; the rest get charged cores.
Customer brings in whatever (X) was PLUS one set and wants to buy 2 more sets... now we're talking fucking confusion as the cashier won't credit the cores until the warehouse operator clears them (they have to be correct and acceptable) and the mathematics is getting ridiculous.
KEEP your cores until you get ALL your shoes and KEEP IT SIMPLE, please
Never mind that the phones are ringing off the hook while you're dealing with this debacle
Maybe in Oz, I know, looking in a dictionary circa 1947 the words autistic, hassle, and many others don't exist. Words are added and invented, that doesn't make it right.
Apparently of North American origins, first appearing in print as early as 1795.......
It could be a word. English is funny that way.
The -able suffix can go both ways, so an adjective supposable could mean either "capable of being supposed" or "capable of supposing" or both. A corresponding adverb supposably would more likely relate to the latter sense than the former, I think. In practice its meaning would be very close to supposedly, but not quite the same thing.
Yes, thank you! I was trying to think of that one, as a guy I know used both all the time. It's really annoying.
Sure, it could be a word. It's considered a word by some. But the people I know that say supposably mean supposedly, and irregardless when they mean regardless. So to me, both words signal that you have a minimalistic understanding of the English language.
If your car doesn't get you sex you might be driving the wrong car.
Oh, that's not what you meant...
When you see someone going down the same road as one that gave you an undesirable result, we want to stop others from making the same expensive, time-consuming, or maybe harmful mistake.
I can't stand the C1 C2 C3 designations when referring to Corvettes... Real car people know that there are only 3 kinds of Corvettes. Solid axles (53-62) Mid years (63-67) and late models (68 and up) I am still trying to figure out how to get the people in the brand new ones to stop waving at me when I am driving my 61....
10 years ago I had a cat I called Peeve, 'cause, well, everybody has a pet peeve, right?
And, what's wrong with "restomod", as long as it's taken to mean restoration with modifications. It's a perfect description for many of our cars. Some take it to mean restoration, modernized, which I think is wrong.
I agree with you about the improper use, but that is an entirely different box of frogs.
The fact remains that they are both recognised words, even if they are both a bit off-kilter.
Now, that's funny.......
Mine is when someone contacts you about a part for sale,asks for a shipping quote and after you box it up ,get a quote and contact them they vanish. If i the shipping charges change your ability to afford the part a simple reply to the seller that says ok thanks for checking or sorry I can t right now anything other than that is rude.It seems to happen more often lately.
So I drove my Model A to a little drive-in burger joint get-together last night. Some very nice cars for a small town gathering. I parked on the street, so I could leave any time, and I didn't have time to clean and detail my hot rod. A guy comes up as I'm leaving and says "That's one cool rat rod".... My A was chopped in 1948 and ran a flatty 'till '68. Then it got a 260 but was never completed. I bought it 10 years ago and brought it to life. It is not a "Rat Rod"........
Whenever someone tells me that they've got a "C6", I respond with "You've got an automatic transmission out of a Ford?'.
Threads that go off the rails, turn into a petty snivel-fest.
Life is tuff, when you sweat the small stuff...
Vinyl pinstripe has been with us since the 60's
I think its kinda funny to see people try to make neat little boxes that always perfectly describe what any vehicle is.
I guess its fairly straight forward to call a nearly perfect restored vehicle a restoration........but once someone starts personalizing a vehicle it often fits into more than one classification. Maybe one you like and maybe one you don"t.
If someone builds a nice 55 Chevy and then upgrades the motor........is it now a Hot Rod, a Street Rod, or a restomod?
Or is it possibly all 3. If a car with really wide rear tires is a pro-mod.....then what is a T bucket with really wide rear tires? When does something become a rat rod, or why is it not a rat rod? The only term that seems to fit all categories is "mutant".......something that evolved from its original manifestation. So I call em whatever the owner of the vehicle wants to be called..........it just really doesn't matter in the long run.
You must be younger than me….
For the approaching new 'Vettes.
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