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Old 11-12-09, 08:26 AM
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Originally Posted by bbattle View Post
"irregardless" people who use this non-word should be shot.
"loose" instead of "lose"
"breaks" instead of "brakes" Hooked on Phonics = can't spell worth a flip

"So I bought this here pista track bike the other day."

Not only was it the same thing, it was the exact same thing. ??

Today's tendency to turn nouns into verbs is quite annoying. "Incentivize"? But in Shakespeare's time triple negatives were common.

"alot" It should be two words, not one. A<space>lot.

Quite putting apostrophe s after a word to denote the plural form. Just an s or es is needed. Apostrophes indicate possession or a contraction.

The correct phrase is "I couldn't care less". To say "I could care less" indicates one does care somewhat; the opposite of what the writer wishes to convey.

The bottom bracket is somewhat confusing as it refers to a particular section of the bicycle frame as well as the component that goes inside(of itself?).

Is it an axle or spindle? I've always used spindle to describe the metal rod to which the crankset is attached but othes use axle.

Group, groupe, gruppo? I suppose it depends upon whether one is talking about Shimano, Huret or Campagnolo.

One nice aspect of English is its ability to simply acquire any word it wants from any other language and make it part of the English language. The French find this to be a horrible concept but they'll still order a 'hamburger' in Paris. But not if the language police are around. It is perfectly acceptable to use the word derailleur instead of derailer, provided it is spelled correctly.
Royale with cheese?
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spindle = rotates, axle = fixed.
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Old 11-12-09, 08:41 AM
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how about forks for your [singular] front fork?
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Alot is a verb, isn't it?

i.e: 'To alot an alottment for the alotted time'

However, when I use this word on the Forum, it's because I'm a very poor typist and my eyesight isn't as good as it was when I was younger. I only found out how to increase the displayed font size last night, so I'm not that expert with computers either. Probably why I like bikes so much, I can still work on them and use them with my current abilities.
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Old 11-12-09, 08:46 AM
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Originally Posted by noglider View Post
If you aren't a pedantic wordy like me...
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Old 11-12-09, 08:50 AM
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I still don't see what this thread has to do with peas or why Tom has them for pets LOL
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Old 11-12-09, 08:51 AM
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I say it, but I think the word "roadster" should define the 28" wheel, rod brake bike, and "sportster" define all the different 26" x 1 3/8" clones.

At least they all have petals.
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Old 11-12-09, 08:53 AM
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this was a fun thread to read but now it's time to put on a pair of pants and go to work. or maybe I will make cutoffs with a pair of scissors first ...

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Then when lunch time rolls around, we can go down to
the corner cafe and order the Roast Beef Au Jus with Gravy,
the Soup du Jour of the day, and for dessert the
Pie à la mode with Ice Cream.

Yum.
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Old 11-12-09, 09:13 AM
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I feel the same way about people saying "Prosciutto ham" - translation Hamham. Prosciutto is the Italian word for ham. So its either Prosciutto (if it is in fact Italian) or its dry-cured ham but please, not both.

...same goes for "Panini Sandwiches"


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This thread just keeps getting funnieur.
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"Whats for Dessert"
"Assorted Pie a la mode"
"Ooh, I'll have that"


I don't bother with the accented letters that belong in Derailleur or Randonnee or many other frenchy words. Its just not expedient to do on an US layout keyboard. If I had that key, I might use it however.

The big thing that for the life of me I can't work out is the proper nomenclature surrounding the multi gear cluster on the rear wheel of your bike:
Each individual gear is a cog.
Is the whole mess of them put together called a Cassette? or only if its a Freehub? I always thought it was kosher to have either a Freehub Cassette or a Freewheel Cassette depending on whether it threads on or slides on.
Is it a cluster?
When you say "the freewheel" I think of a BMX or Singlespeed Freewheel...oftentimes they mean a 5 speed freewheel cassette cluster thingy crap.
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Old 11-12-09, 01:07 PM
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The Qboda menu has something like "our special qeuso cheese sauce"... Cheese cheese?
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Fenders are used to separate boats from the dock or a pier. NOT what goes over bicycle tires to protect from splash and spray. Those things are mudguards.
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Originally Posted by noglider View Post
If you aren't a pedantic wordy

What about "pedantic wordy"?

Am I right?
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How about "clipless pedals". No toe clips but you do clip or lock into them and some newbies find this confusing.

"Unique" used to describe anything the user finds even slightly unusual or rare. Unless something is a custom one off item then it is not unique.
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I do love putting my saddle on a seat post, which used to be the seat pin, which most cyclists now would assume to be the seat binder bolt.
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Originally Posted by Oldpeddaller View Post
Alot is a verb, isn't it?

i.e: 'To alot an alottment for the alotted time'

However, when I use this word on the Forum, it's because I'm a very poor typist and my eyesight isn't as good as it was when I was younger. I only found out how to increase the displayed font size last night, so I'm not that expert with computers either. Probably why I like bikes so much, I can still work on them and use them with my current abilities.
Close. It's spelled "allot."
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Finally, a thread to direct all the school marms of C&V to.

(crap, did I just end my sentence with a preposition?)
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I do love putting my saddle on a seat post, which used to be the seat pin, which most cyclists now would assume to be the seat binder bolt.
Any educated person knows it's a pillar.
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Fenders are used to separate boats from the dock or a pier. NOT what goes over bicycle tires to protect from splash and spray. Those things are mudguards.
OK if fenders are those thingies you used to protect boats. what do you attach the curtains to on a 56 Cadillac?
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Originally Posted by tatfiend View Post
How about "clipless pedals". No toe clips but you do clip or lock into them and some newbies find this confusing.
Yeah, considering "clipless" pedals actually have mechanisms that you clip into (it does go click ). What it doesn't have is straps that go around the shoe. So, logically, "clipless" pedals should be called "strapless" pedals . . . . . . . and the old fashioned ones with the leather straps and chrome cages should be called "clipless", as there's nothing to clip into.

Anyone out there starting to get a headache?
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Originally Posted by Bianchigirll View Post
OK if fenders are those thingies you used to protect boats. what do you attach the curtains to on a 56 Cadillac?
Curtains? You're down to living in a car? Sell a couple of bikes, woman!
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Originally Posted by USAZorro View Post
Fenders are used to separate boats from the dock or a pier. NOT what goes over bicycle tires to protect from splash and spray. Those things are mudguards.
Sorry, they're only mudguards if installed on a Raleigh, Triumph, or Morgan. If you install them on a Schwinn, Harley-Davidson or Chevrolet, they're fenders.

No doubt, if you install them on a Peugeot, Voxan or Citroen there's a language constabulary that will make sure you're not trying to pollute the French language with an English word.
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