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Old 05-03-2013, 06:48 AM   #1
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Why do so many people say RPMs ? Revolutions Per Minutes makes no sense ! We are supposed to be car people, get it right ! Or maybe I should switch to decaf.
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Old 05-03-2013, 06:58 AM   #2
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I must not pay attention, I have not noticed that.
If the s does bother you though,it may be a sign if too much caffeine.
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Old 05-03-2013, 07:00 AM   #3
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How 'bout R'sBI?
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Old 05-03-2013, 07:03 AM   #4
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Old 05-03-2013, 07:12 AM   #5
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Have I mentioned before that I like pie? Mmmmm.... pie.
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Old 05-03-2013, 07:18 AM   #6
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Why do so many people say RPMs ? Revolutions Per Minutes makes no sense ! We are supposed to be car people, get it right ! Or maybe I should switch to decaf.
You're right - it is RPM . . . and you should switch back to decaf
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Old 05-03-2013, 07:28 AM   #7
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Does "irregardless", or "very bizzare", bother anyone?

How about, "I can't here you", or "good company, I like there products".

Seeing things like that, always annoys the heck outta me.
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Old 05-03-2013, 07:35 AM   #8
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rainy days and mondays always get me down
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Old 05-03-2013, 07:50 AM   #9
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I understand, and as a car guy I try to use the proper terms. I gave up trying to coach folks with the right terms a long time ago, and it's not worth worring about

On CF forum there is a large mix between enthusiasts vs owners, some who can pull an engine, while others can't pull a spark plug. When you have that wide of a knowledge gap it gets interesting.

In the end, I try to be as helpful as I can no matter the terms or skill level a person has. We don't want to hijack a thread of someone who needs help or has a question because they use the wrong terms or spelling.

....and FWIW, auto correct and fat fingers don't help either
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Old 05-03-2013, 08:25 AM   #10
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Old 05-03-2013, 08:27 AM   #11
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How about Heads Up Display. For those of us who have more than one head.
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Old 05-03-2013, 08:32 AM   #12
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Have I mentioned before that I like pie? Mmmmm.... pie.
I too like pies.

Why do so many say motor when they mean engine?
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Old 05-03-2013, 09:14 AM   #13
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I dont kare if you dont spel gud or dont use gud grammer as long as i can understand what your sayeing and what your sayeing isent dumm or mean to sumwun else but if it was dumm or mean i just wudnt say anything except mayby if it was REELLY mean then i wud prolly or mayby say sumthing i think. Farbeit from me to kerekt u that wud be arrigent we all hav flauz and noboddies perfekt and sumtimes sumboddy tipes fast and maks misteaks unintenshinily.

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Old 05-03-2013, 09:16 AM   #14
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Old 05-03-2013, 09:22 AM   #15
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huh?
Good question -- succinct and clear. Please refer back to my previous message. It expresses my sentiments completely and accurately, in the spirit of this thread.

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I too like pies.

Why do so many say motor when they mean engine?
I grew up working on cars and I've used the term "motor" all my life, though I also interchangeably use the term "engine". I'm also retired from working in the tech industry for 37 years and in the case of electric motors I'd never use the term "engine" when talking about one. Also, I was a software programmer and in software the term "engine" can mean a subsystem or package that drives particular functions of a system. Maybe it's a cultural difference depending on what part of the country someone is in?

Motor:
http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/motor?s=t

Engine:
http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/engine?s=t

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Old 05-03-2013, 10:25 AM   #18
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OMG, haven't we (you) better things to worry about!?

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Old 05-03-2013, 10:52 AM   #19
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OMG, haven't we (you) better things to worry about!?

LOL
Nope, nope, this stuff is important.

How about the commonly, and incorrectly, used expression, "volts through it"....such as, "are you sure I can put 5 volts through it without any damage?"

Their, I sed it, I feel better now. This thread has been a catharsis, thanks Patsgarage!
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Nope, nope, this stuff is important.

How about the commonly, and incorrectly, used expression, "volts through it"....such as, "are you sure I can put 5 volts through it without any damage?"

Their, I sed it, I feel better now. This thread has been a catharsis, thanks Patsgarage!
How about "I don't know how it works but, it's not the volts that kill ya, it's the amps!".
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