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Username Post: Automotive saying’s that bug ya.        (Topic#348208)
VANDENPLAS 
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11-16-17 03:37 AM - Post#2714595    
    In response to DanD1950

  • DanD1950 Said:
This isn't a car or a car part term; but it really pisses me off.
Grease Monkey!!!!, makes me see red.
I refused to repair an idiots car, after he call me that. He did not understand why I was so pissed; to throw him out of my shop.
Here (Canada) we have a 5 year apprenticeship to go through; along with 4, 8 week terms at collage that you must graduate from. Then you can scheduled a seat for the next time the ministry of labour is holding a testing session. You must obtain better then 70% for a provincial license. Above 80% you receive an inter-provincial license; that allows you to legally work as a mechanic, throughout Canada.
So yea I take offence when a disrespectful "A" hole calls me a greasy monkey.

Rant over. LOL

Dan.




This one kills me !!!! What I had to do to become licensed, tools purchased and education I'm still continuing it so nuts
said it the my current boss one day as he wanted me to loan some tools out to a fellow tech ( that I don't trust and no longer works with us)
Told him in no uncertain terms NO. . I have over $50,000 invested in my tools and equipment he invested in a college education I invested in tools for mine and they won't be leavIng my sight!

Motor and engine are interchangeable in Europe Mercedes calls there engines " motors"
Buuuuuut. Fritz did not win the war Joe did , so it's a engine gat dammit!!


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GreatNorthWoods 
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11-16-17 05:15 AM - Post#2714599    
    In response to 2D51STYDLX

Dog house. Why some refer to the cab of a truck as a dog house I don't get it. Also, the use of "prolly" for probably bugs me.

Vern

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johnwd98 
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11-16-17 06:48 AM - Post#2714605    
    In response to 56sedandelivery

The worst of the worst for me is calling a distributor a dizzy. Where in the h*ll does that come from? Or, one more that gets me "Cheby" instead of Chevy? If you can't say it right, at least spell it right. lol


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2blu52 
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11-16-17 08:40 AM - Post#2714620    
    In response to johnwd98

I kind of questioned the use of Dizzy in a post not lot ago. Got a mild education in the use of slang. I have never found the term dizzy or tranny in a parts manual.

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beagrizzly 
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11-16-17 09:19 AM - Post#2714626    
    In response to 56sedandelivery

"Dizzy"!!!
Oh, and "Carby"
Not a car term, but a pet peeve. USE PUNCTUATION!!!
I hate when people ramble on and on without using punctuation I won't even finish reading their post they're probably so ignorant that they didn't finish grade school much less high school and if they did they probably didn't pass English only wood shop or homemaking then they started working on cars but don't know how so they start asking people on here for advice and never acknowledge the help or tell you how it came out if they used that advice oh and yes no caps when you're at the beginning of a sentence
Whew! Now that I've got that off my chest.

Griff

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mahlmann 
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11-16-17 10:02 AM - Post#2714634    
    In response to 2D51STYDLX

I consider the phrase "Ran when parked" as not very informative.


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11-16-17 11:02 AM - Post#2714644    
    In response to GreatNorthWoods

  • GreatNorthWoods Said:
Dog house. Why some refer to the cab of a truck as a dog house I don't get it. Also, the use of "prolly" for probably bugs me.



And another use of the term dog house.
It's a plenum, BUUUUUUUUUUUT, so many people have called the FI plenum a dog house for so many years, that I know exactly what they are referring to, and so do many other people. ACTUALLY, probably most people don't even know that this is a plenum.



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rrausch 
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11-16-17 12:14 PM - Post#2714652    
    In response to DZAUTO

Maybe Tony can add 'dizzy' to the list of banned words, so that when someone tries to post it, "censored" will come up instead.

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beagrizzly 
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11-16-17 12:54 PM - Post#2714659    
    In response to GreatNorthWoods

GreatNorthWoods,
I might be able to help you with the term "dog house". Having driven a truck for one of my careers, that term is actually denoting the engine cover in a cab-over truck. That may be how it came to denote the cab. Maybe.
Griff

if you're gonna be a bear...............

if you're gonna be a bear..................

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2009 Silverado
2011 Escalade ESV


 
Keith Seymore 
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11-16-17 12:59 PM - Post#2714660    
    In response to beagrizzly

  • beagrizzly Said:
GreatNorthWoods,
I might be able to help you with the term "dog house". Having driven a truck for one of my careers, that term is actually denoting the engine cover in a cab-over truck. That may be how it came to denote the cab. Maybe.



I've never heard it in reference to the cab itself. The usage I am familiar with is as the engine cover in a van.

The new one for me was "dog house" in reference to the front end sheetmetal of a pickup truck. Never heard that until I joined the forums.

K


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Keith Seymore 
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11-16-17 01:02 PM - Post#2714662    
    In response to Keith Seymore

I try not to get too worked up about the slang terms, I guess.

Even within GM the naming conventions change over time. For example, since we can no longer use "the F word" we don't call it the "firewall" anymore. It's "front of dash", or "plenum".

Also - sometimes the GM noun names are flat out wrong. We've got some traction enhancing devices that are called "limited slip" that are actuated with locking tangs, and some "lockers" that use friction plates. The specifications guy was off his game that day.

At any rate, I wish I had a dime for every "hockey stick", "donkey d*ck" and "dog turd" I heard about in the assembly plant. Probably goes without saying that they go out of their way to make the terms as embarrassing as possible.

K



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Edited by Keith Seymore on 11-16-17 01:20 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
Keith Seymore 
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11-16-17 01:19 PM - Post#2714663    
    In response to westsiderider

  • westsiderider Said:
"Chevelle"



What's the issue here?

For those of us who own one it would be very difficult to talk about without using that name.

K


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raycow 
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11-16-17 02:10 PM - Post#2714672    
    In response to Keith Seymore

I have seen/heard "dog house" used for the front sheet metal assembly on cars, too.

Ray

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11-16-17 11:25 PM - Post#2714731    
    In response to 56sedandelivery

Hell Guy's, a bit too much grumpy old man testosterone coming out here.
Careful you don't bust a hemorrhoid over this.

Cheers Kiwi.

Ps some of my cars have front axles!!! and dizzy is a legitimate abbreviation.

48 3100 RHD, 51 Deluxe 4DR RHD, 51 Bel Air parts car, 52 Bel Air P-Glide LHD. Others 23T, 32 Tudor, 58 Edsel pacer 4DR HDT, 79 F250 351C RHD. 69,70,82 Capri. No mobile, no TV, and no Jap cars.

And when it was laid to waste, they called it peace.


Edited by Bel Air kiwi on 11-16-17 11:31 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
rcr3 
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11-17-17 03:40 AM - Post#2714741    
    In response to raycow

Not automotive related,but I REALLY hate"it is what it is".

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MrImpalaMan 
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11-17-17 04:59 AM - Post#2714745    
    In response to 2D51STYDLX

It's a 4 row radiator not a 4 core radiator. The core is the fin/tube assembly and they're assembled with a certain number of rows.

Paul
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Signal 5 
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11-17-17 05:56 AM - Post#2714752    
    In response to Bel Air kiwi

You’re right Kiwi...but some terms are a bee in my “bonnet” and make me want to put a “boot” in their trunk. 😙

Jim

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2blu52 
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11-17-17 06:44 AM - Post#2714753    
    In response to Signal 5

  • Signal 5 Said:
You’re right Kiwi...but some terms are a bee in my “bonnet” and make me want to put a “boot” in their trunk. 😙


I agree with Kiwi to a point but when some posts asking questions about a thingy that connects to a thingy that hooks to the dizzy it gets complicated.


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johnwd98 
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11-17-17 06:44 AM - Post#2714754    
    In response to MrImpalaMan

  • MrImpalaMan Said:
It's a 4 row radiator not a 4 core radiator. The core is the fin/tube assembly and they're assembled with a certain number of rows.



So, your post reminded me of another one. Shouldn't the front assembly that the radiator mounts into be called a radiator support? It holds the whole radiator in place, not just the core. So, it really shouldn't be called a core support.
These misused terms usually don't bother me, just read or scroll past what I don't agree with. Some misused terms make me laugh. I assume they are used by an inexperienced wanna be that wants to seem more knowledgeable than they actually are. Misused terms can be confusing to someone that is honestly trying help by answering a question. As mentioned in an earlier post, the term "dizzy" has needed an explanation to the more experienced people on here. I'm all for banning the word dizzy on this forum, LOL.

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11-17-17 07:07 AM - Post#2714756    
    In response to johnwd98

Ha. You guys crack me up. I can see this thread now prominently displayed in the next issue of the Chevytalk Weekly newsletter.

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raycow 
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11-17-17 08:06 AM - Post#2714761    
    In response to Bel Air kiwi

  • Bel Air kiwi Said:
Hell Guy's, a bit too much grumpy old man testosterone coming out here.
Careful you don't bust a hemorrhoid over this.

Cheers Kiwi.

Ps some of my cars have front axles!!! and dizzy is a legitimate abbreviation.


Sure they do, but they have beam axles, not rotating shafts. And a 4WD truck can have a front axle WITH rotating shafts.

Grumpy old man - that's me. Regrettably, not so much on the testosterone, though.

Ray

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11-17-17 06:13 PM - Post#2714798    
    In response to raycow

I hate the misuse of "survivor", not the word itself though when used legitimately.
If the car retains everything it left the assembly line with other than disposable regular maintenance items then fine, but too often it's used to describe a repainted car, or a car with interior restoration, or a car with a decked block, etc.

Ryan

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11-17-17 10:41 PM - Post#2714821    
    In response to 2blu52

Nice one 2Blu52, most folks would have missed the subtlety of that one. I get a Bee in my Bonnet about Hood.

Cheers Kiwi

48 3100 RHD, 51 Deluxe 4DR RHD, 51 Bel Air parts car, 52 Bel Air P-Glide LHD. Others 23T, 32 Tudor, 58 Edsel pacer 4DR HDT, 79 F250 351C RHD. 69,70,82 Capri. No mobile, no TV, and no Jap cars.

And when it was laid to waste, they called it peace.


 
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11-18-17 05:48 AM - Post#2714827    
    In response to johnwd98

  • johnwd98 Said:
  • MrImpalaMan Said:
It's a 4 row radiator not a 4 core radiator. The core is the fin/tube assembly and they're assembled with a certain number of rows.



So, your post reminded me of another one. Shouldn't the front assembly that the radiator mounts into be called a radiator support? It holds the whole radiator in place, not just the core. So, it really shouldn't be called a core support.
These misused terms usually don't bother me, just read or scroll past what I don't agree with. Some misused terms make me laugh. I assume they are used by an inexperienced wanna be that wants to seem more knowledgeable than they actually are. Misused terms can be confusing to someone that is honestly trying help by answering a question. As mentioned in an earlier post, the term "dizzy" has needed an explanation to the more experienced people on here. I'm all for banning the word dizzy on this forum, LOL.


Yep you're right about that. It also supports the fenders and various other items. Maybe call it a front support since it supports everything up front.

Paul
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11-21-17 03:06 AM - Post#2715157    
    In response to 4dr 57

I'd say that sucks.

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'73 Nova pro-street project
'17 Chevy Trax LT
'00 S10 Ex cab
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11-21-17 02:22 PM - Post#2715222    
    In response to rcr3

Stromberg model 94

Stromberg made quality carburetors and were sufficiently proud to place the Stromberg name on EVERY ONE!

Just where does it say Stromberg on your Holley 94???

Jon.

Good carburetion is fuelish hot air!

The most expensive carburetor you will ever buy.....is the incorrect one you attempt to modify!

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11-21-17 02:37 PM - Post#2715224    
    In response to rcr3

To my accidentally deleted question/Post that read, "What would you say when everything you have known or loved has been run over by 2 back to back CAT 5 hurricanes" and your reply-


rcr3 that's ok, Yes, at first you might say that. I realized today, you really have no idea. I didn't either until it happened.

That isn't what I would say, and neither would you probably...after 2,3+ months so far, go by and still no electric, (think: all your cars are in the sea or buried under a ton of rubble), conveniences limited if existent, rain still coming in your house, roof torn up or still missing, walls missing, trees everywhere absolutely stripped bare naked of leaves, no medical care, to still be complaining (by saying, this sucks) would not be offering any hope when that's all there really is.

It's was my wife's home, StJ/StT in the USVI. Most of the trees, buildings, favorite places she has cherished all of her life, are gone, destroyed or in ruin. Luckily after generations, the house is hurricane proof. Mostly.

The survivors, friends of the family, friends she went to school with, anyone, everyone.
All the visitors, the "soon comes, soon gones" have left.
It's still dark at night, everywhere. A Galaxy of stars the only light until dawn...on some little dot in the ocean.

Everyone looks for things to give them hope, be it a returning bird, a flush of green on a struggling tree, a cheerful hello, how can I help you from strangers, although they are "all in this together", no longer true strangers, all are bound by disaster, sorrow heartbreak, even repair crews. ...a notice that you have a package or a letter at the P.O. that needs picked up, or is finally delivered after 2+ mos.
One of the best ways to be a Survivor is to accept that it is what it is.

PS she just saw a picture of 3 pelicans sitting on the branches of a greening frangipani tree. Ecstatic, but teary eyed just the same. It all a new world for her, for everyone there. Mostly.






 
rcr3 
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11-22-17 03:11 AM - Post#2715273    
    In response to 4dr 57

So sorry for your troubles!

I guess we'd better stop hijacking this post.

Best regards,

Leon

'12 Cruze RS LTZ
'73 Nova hatchback Sold 12/23/12
'37 Chevy cp.SOLD!!6/7/14
'74 Nova Custom cp.
'73 Nova pro-street project
'17 Chevy Trax LT
'00 S10 Ex cab
'06 Z71 Sierra Ex Cab
'67 Camaro survivor




 
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11-22-17 06:16 AM - Post#2715288    
    In response to 2D51STYDLX

Another automotive saying that saws me off is, "They all do that"



 
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11-22-17 11:19 AM - Post#2715340    
    In response to raycow

  • raycow Said:
  • 50sChevys Said:
.....“It’s not for sale, we’re saving it for the grandkids.”


That's very thoughtful of you. How did you find out that your grandkids were wanting a pile of rust?

Ray








 

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