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Old 07-19-21, 06:25 AM
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Originally Posted by Iride01 View Post
I've had a fear already today that I may have recently wrote b r e a k when I meant b r a k e. It's always bugged me when others do that so consistently in their posts.

Now you've got me more paranoid that I did in fact mess up!
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Old 07-19-21, 07:08 AM
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Originally Posted by CrimsonEclipse View Post
So if you're wrong long enough, you're still right?
Two wrongs don't make a right, but three lefts do.
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Old 07-19-21, 07:09 AM
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Originally Posted by Lazyass View Post
A few years ago I wanted to buy a custom stem cap with a message that would motivate me to push it when racing my buddies. When I look down I get a burst of energy and drope the hamer on their asses.

Too bad there's not enough room for "Dial it up to 400W."
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Old 07-19-21, 08:24 AM
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Originally Posted by Phil_gretz View Post
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have wrote?
Little late to the party aren't y'all? Or is yous guys more proper?

I did that roughly 70 post's back. <grin>
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Old 07-19-21, 09:06 AM
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Originally Posted by Milton Keynes View Post
Two wrongs don't make a right, but three lefts do.

Also, it's a silly question. If most people have been using a word "wrong" for centuries, of course that wrong becomes right. It's a living language, not a set of definitions frozen at some arbitrary time.

Does it drive such people crazy that "sanction" means both "approve" and "punish", but in Latin means "make holy"? How many levels of "wrong" is that development?
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Old 07-19-21, 11:08 AM
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Originally Posted by livedarklions View Post
Also, it's a silly question. If most people have been using a word "wrong" for centuries, of course that wrong becomes right. It's a living language, not a set of definitions frozen at some arbitrary time.
Oh, kind of like the Constitution!!!!
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Old 07-19-21, 11:09 AM
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Originally Posted by Iride01 View Post
is yous guys more proper?
Huh?

I did that roughly 70 post's back.
The apostrophe isn't necessary. And try to avoid ending a sentence with a preposition.
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Old 07-19-21, 11:23 AM
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Originally Posted by kahn View Post
Oh, kind of like the Constitution!!!!
Whether or not a constitution is fixed in time is a fit subject for an argument. However, the only languages that don't evolve are dead languages.
I'm pretty sure no one really believes that we're still supposed to be speaking Chaucerian or even Shakespearean English, but thy mileage mayhaps varieth. .
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Old 07-19-21, 11:57 AM
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Originally Posted by livedarklions View Post
Whether or not a constitution is fixed in time is a fit subject for an argument. However, the only languages that don't evolve are dead languages.
I'm pretty sure no one really believes that we're still supposed to be speaking Chaucerian or even Shakespearean English, but thy mileage mayhaps varieth. .
The other thing? In Middle English, and pretty much through Shakespeare's day, spelling was....flexible.
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Old 07-19-21, 11:58 AM
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Originally Posted by Iride01 View Post
Little late to the party aren't y'all? Or is yous guys more proper?

I did that roughly 70 post's back. <grin>
I believe it's properly spelled "youse".

Unless you're from Pittsburgh, in which case it's "yinz".
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Originally Posted by genejockey View Post
The other thing? In Middle English, and pretty much through Shakespeare's day, spelling was....flexible.

U.S. Constitution, Article 1, Section 2:
The House of Representatives shall chuse their Speaker
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Old 07-19-21, 02:24 PM
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Originally Posted by SurferRosa View Post
have wrote?
I have rang him many times.
She has swam the English channel.
They have rode that track before.
He got ran over.

Rung
Swum
Ridden
Run
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Old 07-19-21, 05:05 PM
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Originally Posted by livedarklions View Post
That was the joke.
Damn... I thought I was too tall to have jokes go over my head.
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Out of curiosity, does a "smart" phone autocorrect spelling for the user when they are chimping a text together to default output 'breaks' rather than brakes?

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Originally Posted by CrimsonEclipse View Post
I'll worry about Breaks as soon as everyone starts using "Decimate" properly
(especially the news)
Dan Carlin fan?

(he reminded me of its original meaning in one of his excellent podcasts)
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Oh, and while I'm here...

"Price point" means price. Why add an extra word?

Why did someone make up "colorway"? What's wrong with "color" or "colors"?



Yeah, I know.
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Hey, you "we're stuck with a word's original meaning " guys, "peloton" means "ball".
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Originally Posted by Squeeze View Post
Oh, and while I'm here...

"Price point" means price. Why add an extra word?

Why did someone make up "colorway"? What's wrong with "color" or "colors"?



Yeah, I know.
While I always assumed price point meant approximate price, I absolutely hate colorway.
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
While I always assumed price point meant approximate price, I absolutely hate colorway.

Agreed, I've always heard "price point" used when comparing more than one product in approximately the same price range, like two cars at the same price point. Roughly equal price in a market with wildly varying prices in that example.

Colorway is just pretentious. Apparently, it's a borrowed word from the fashion industry, where it's used to differentiate the same pattern in different color schemes. I think we should return it.
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And I am thunkful for that.
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Price point is a marketing term. It refers to a product designed to address a specific level of product offering. An example of levels would be a set of tires sold on the basis of "good", "better", "best" or cars Corolla, Camry, or Avalon. The Toyota Camry and Honda Accord address market demand at the same price point.

Another in the vein of cycling word usage that totally blows.."kit". Makes me want to barf (retch, gag, heave, hurl, chunder, spew, toss one's cookies, or do the technicolor yawn)
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Originally Posted by fishboat View Post
Price point is a marketing term. It refers to a product designed to address a specific level of product offering. An example of levels would be a set of tires sold on the basis of "good", "better", "best" or cars Corolla, Camry, or Avalon. The Toyota Camry and Honda Accord address market demand at the same price point.

Another in the vein of cycling word usage that totally blows.."kit". Makes me want to barf (retch, gag, heave, hurl, chunder, spew, toss one's cookies, or do the technicolor yawn)

I don't agree with you on kit, That's a perfectly understandable word that covers all cycling gear and equipment that is on the bike other than the bike itself, so it covers clothing, accessories, tools, bottles, etc. That's a lot of work accomplished for a three letter word, and I don't see any reason that the only practical alternative, which is "gear", would be preferable, especially as that may get confused with "gears".

"Price point" is exactly as you describe it, you explained it better than I did. There's a lot of synonyms, like "market segment", "class", etc. It definitely conveys more than the word "price" by itself. It's a perfectly good phrase that is actually useful. It's a way of comparing like products in a segmented market.
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Originally Posted by livedarklions View Post
... only practical alternative, which is "gear", would be preferable, especially as that may get confused with "gears".
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Gear is a MUCH better word. Kit is a bit too cute for my taste. Gosh.. I'm so "continental" as I frequently use the word, kit. "Kit" usage came from the EU(UK)..and should have stayed there.

Gear and gears is only confused by those where English is not their first language. A non-(native) English speaker often uses "equipments" where "equipment" is the correct choice. Non-native English speakers being confused by English is normal (as are those speaking many foreign, to them, languages)

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