Terms that drive you crazy

Discussion in 'Fred's Barcalounge' started by Winnie Thomas, Jul 13, 2020.

  1. Henry

    Henry I Bleed Orange

    Apr 9, 2014
    Petaluma
    What if it involves both?
     
  2. Henry

    Henry I Bleed Orange

    Apr 9, 2014
    Petaluma
    It means it is dirty, poorly cared for, and you could get the coronavirus from playing it.
     
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  3. Henry

    Henry I Bleed Orange

    Apr 9, 2014
    Petaluma
    Rear, back, bottom . . . it's all about that axe.
     
  4. Jeff67

    Jeff67 Country Gent

    Age:
    53
    Nov 3, 2019
    Crockett, Texas
    I honestly don't know- I've never seen that come up. I've seen engines driving electric motors, but not an actual combination of the two.

    Edit: I suspect the "power unit" in modern Formula 1 cars may be close to that, though. It's pretty interesting how those things work, and probably the biggest part of the reason a modern F1 car costs $100,000,000 or more.
     
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  5. MrWookiee

    MrWookiee Electromatic

    58
    Jun 17, 2020
    SoCal, USA
    Perhaps it's a guitar that makes you think you sound as good as your favorite guitar hero while playing it after drinking several mojitos.
     
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  6. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck I Bleed Orange

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    "Pulled the trigger."

    "Vintage" applied to anything other than old guitars. (Even then it's questionable.) "Vintage inspired ... vintage specs ... vintage vibe ... vintage modified or a modern take on vintage.' (The last two are totally an oxymoron. If you've modified vintage, it ain't vintage no more.)

    The word vintage comes from the wine world, where all it means is coming from a specific year. It doesn't imply anything about quality, rarity, desirability, etc ...

    Norman's Rare Guitars is often credited with converting used guitars into vintage guitars, suggesting that there was something special about older guitars.

    Now used cars are pre-owned. (Even better - "Certifed Pre-Owned.")
     
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  7. Synchro

    Synchro The artist formerly known as: Synchro Staff Member

    Jun 2, 2008
    Tucson
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    Should be a felony. :)
    I tried one of them slides once and it got my strings all sticky. :)

    An engine review it’s energy from fuel. If you burn wood or coal to create steam to push a piston or spin a turbine, that is a steam engine. Burning gas or diesel fuel to get energy makes it an engine. Using energy stored in a battery makes it a motor. A hybrid burns fuel in an engine to generate electricity to power a motor. And on it goes. :)
     
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  8. Henry

    Henry I Bleed Orange

    Apr 9, 2014
    Petaluma
    So, a machine. There may be different types of hybrids, but the Civics we owned generate power through braking, which generates electricity from the kinetic energy, but the energy is immediate stored in a battery, and the vehicle draws the energy from the battery. Wouldn't that be the same process, basically, used my regular cars to top up the car battery?

    So perhaps engine that feeds into a motor . . . parallel with the gas engine?
     
  9. Zeek

    Zeek Synchromatic

    797
    May 29, 2016
    Illinos USA
    I agree .. I HATE this .
    It makes me want to hit them with my near mint slightly relic'd collectors grade axe that plays like butta so hard it knocks the patina off... but does not hurt it keeping it in the "rare" category with its kustom pups.
     
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  10. Synchro

    Synchro The artist formerly known as: Synchro Staff Member

    Jun 2, 2008
    Tucson
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    There are several types of hybrids. Locomotives use Diesel engines to power electric motors with no mechanical connection between the engines and the drive wheels. I think that most hybrid automobiles have a combination of mechanical and electrical drive, but I don’t keep up on the latest developments.
     
  11. Ricochet

    Ricochet I Bleed Orange

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    Is this frowned upon?
    That is what I would say in my ads. “Pick up only, but will ship anywhere in the world at buyer’s penny and risk”.
     
  12. SWoody

    SWoody Gretschie

    206
    Aug 27, 2018
    PA
    "MINTY"......UGH~~!!!
     
  13. Synchro

    Synchro The artist formerly known as: Synchro Staff Member

    Jun 2, 2008
    Tucson
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    I agree.
     
  14. stevo

    stevo Friend of Fred

    May 1, 2012
    Atlanta
    Yum.
     
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  15. MTurner

    MTurner Friend of Fred

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    Aug 17, 2010
    Clayton, North Carolina, USA
    Well, I like for my breath to be minty. Different minty, though.
     
  16. Alanqa

    Alanqa Gretschie

    255
    Aug 22, 2019
    Lancashire UK
    When I was about 12 I used to read Exchange and Mart which was a classified ads paper. After the music ads (Which is why I read it) was stamp collecting and many adverts stated the stamps were ‘mint’. I always thought that was a great thing and wondered why normal stamps weren’t mint, as the glue normally tasted like rotting cucumber.
     
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  17. Synchro

    Synchro The artist formerly known as: Synchro Staff Member

    Jun 2, 2008
    Tucson
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    The next time I sell a guitar, instead of mint, I’ll describe its condition as rotting cucumber. :)
     
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  18. wabash slim

    wabash slim Gretschified

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    70
    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    Once you turn 18, dating anyone younger than yourself could be dangerous.
    Engines produce power, motors use it. As others have said, gas or diesel ENGINES, electric MOTORS.
    The English call cars "motors", and call driving "motoring". Of course, they also say alyouumineeum.
     
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  19. Synchro

    Synchro The artist formerly known as: Synchro Staff Member

    Jun 2, 2008
    Tucson
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    And they don’t have Ally Sheedy. :)
     
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  20. wabash slim

    wabash slim Gretschified

    Age:
    70
    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    But they do have Karen Gillam.
     
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