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I have sometimes felt part of a chronosynclastic infundibulum.

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3 hours ago, JetSmooth61 said:

When looking at classified ad photos, the close-up of someone's thumb attempting to cover the license plate is annoying.  Also, I've seen people write "weather" when they mean "whether".

 

You will get guys on here justifying the license plate thumb. A clear plate means some guy in Russia is going crack the local RMV database and get his address, fly to the U.S. and steal his 76 Pacer.

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17 hours ago, CarlLaFong said:

Does your car have a steering rim?

 

Fords did have optional RIm Blow, a feature where the horn switch was all around the rim of the steering wheel. So Ford thought you had a steering rim!

Correction, all the majors had Rim Blow option, even AMC! I've only seen it on Ford products.😄

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1 hour ago, padgett said:

But Americans love acronyms,

 

You ought to work with the Military! Google is your friend trying to make sense of some sentences.😆

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16 hours ago, CarlLaFong said:

Like Wily's. Ol' Willy owned a lot of cars. Try to make the argument that is pronounced "Willis" then you're in a loosing battle

 

 

...not to mention a losing one.  😉

 

I confess to using the "Willees" pronunciation although I know it's incorrect.  To me, it sounds better, especially when combined with Jeep.

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Posted (edited)

My pet peeve is a liar. When someone says, "no rust and solid" I do NOT expect to end up with these....

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I just came here to thank the membership for this thread.  It's good to know I'm not the only one as I see so much of this .

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"You ought to work with the Military!" 1966 to 2015. I know which pins are the filament.

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Posted (edited)

Yes it bothers me.

 

First on my list is the abbreviation for et cetera, which is also spelled etcetera.  Notice the first 3 letters in the spelling of this term are etc and not ect.  Yes ETC. is the abbreviation for etcetera, and not ECT.

 

Some others are body styles.  If you are selling a car do some research and call it what it really is.

 

1.  Fordor for a four door sedan other than a Ford.

2.  Tudor for a two door coach other than a Ford.

3.  Calling a Coach a two door sedan.

4.  ECT.  Sorry i had to do it.

5.  Over use of the word RARE.

6.  Calling a 1933 Chevrolet a Master Deluxe or Eagle Master.  In 1933 Chevrolet started out making only Eagles, then sometime around February of 33 they changed the model name to Master when the more ecenomical Standard model also came on the scene.  That said, they should be called either Eagles or Masters and it depends on when the car was made.  I believe the  Master Deluxe came out in 1937.

 

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3 hours ago, Frank DuVal said:

 

Fords did have optional RIm Blow, a feature where the horn switch was all around the rim of the steering wheel. So Ford thought you had a steering rim!

Correction, all the majors had Rim Blow option, even AMC! I've only seen it on Ford products.😄

Sometimes I'm sorry that I bring things up. All steering wheels have a rim just as all road wheels have rims as well. I think I want to jump off of the wheel of The Grand Canyon if this lunacy continues

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Sanity is overrated. If all were sane, nothing would be invented.

 

btw ETC is also Eldorado Touring Coupe.

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Our local arena billboard recommended “insure social distancing”.  If only you could and so ensure that you stayed healthy 

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23 hours ago, GregLaR said:

Nice to see I'm not the lone grammar/spelling critic.

 

Agreed, "breaks" tops the list but let's not forget:

Manuel transmission

Duel exhaust

Convertable

Manuel transmission is one made in Mexico.

Duel exhaust is two cars side by side or a_send to a_send revving the engines to see who has better sounding pipes.

Convertables are well known in the bond market.

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Posted (edited)

Don't know if anyone mentioned it, but the absolute worst (like squeaky chalk on a blackboard) is when someone says or types V.I.N. number. It drives me insane like I wanna punch the moron. Even some of the so called experts here call it that.

For the record:

A V.I.N. is a Vehicle Identification Number.

So what the hell is a Vehicle Identification Number number?

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1 hour ago, George Smolinski said:

...the absolute worst is when someone says or types V.I.N. number.

 

"I went to the ATM machine (Automatic Teller Machine machine)

to get money to buy a car.  Its VIN number is ABC123456.  It needs

new breaks and I need to replace the duel exhaust."

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My pet peeve is a lack of basic information about the vehicle for sale. We sometimes see ads here on the forum where, after a lengthy ramble, no price is listed.  I got a chuckle reading the attached ad, it has a price, but is lacking just about every other detail, including the year and model.  Maybe the ads need a form where one needs to fill in the basics before it will post?

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20 hours ago, gossp said:


The wrong word spelled correctly is the true evil. 

 

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Here's another misused word in ads:

"The car has a few rust and mechanical issues."

 

ISSUES are things you discuss or debate;

PROBLEMS are things you solve.

 

A seller might want to make his car sound a little

better, so he says it has mere "issues."

Do we just want to talk about the rust?

No.  Large or small, these are problems.

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OTOH some of the best deals are from people who do not know what they have.

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Another pet peeve is "red in color".  What else would it be red in?

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I know this is a bit OT, but another of mine is "Hot water heater" Why would you want to heat hot water? Dumb, I know but it still bugs me

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Posted (edited)
3 hours ago, John_S_in_Penna said:

Here's another misused word in ads:

"The car has a few rust ... issues."

 

Do we just want to talk about the rust?

No.  Large or small, these are problems.

Technically, "rust" (also commonly referred as corrosion or oxidation) is not necessarily a "problem" (in a motor vehicle) since there are many levels, interpretations or perceptions of it.

Even many (most ?) brand new cars/trucks/etc in past 100+ years have been known to have some levels of it by the time they leave their respective manufacturing facilities.

Edited by TTR (see edit history)

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Posted (edited)

One of my peeves is whenever somebody is giving a price and they say"only" or "just" right before the price it's always exhorbitant.

Edited by Dave Mellor NJ (see edit history)
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