- Apr 12, 2005
- San Francisco area, CA, USA
- 2015 Mazda 3 S GT, 2015 VW e-Golf
wait, tasmanian's have escaped from tasmania? shit...I met some tasmanians in austria the other week. I asked them if they were geographically confused - I said this was austria not australia. they told me to bugger off.
Clarkson doing things wrong for humorous effect.This thread has me wondering, do you UK guys say "torques" like clarkson does? Like "The new GTR has 434 torques" or is it just Clarkson doing things wrong?
Car boot sale is the UK equivelant of a yard sale or garage sale. Normally we don't amass a houseful of junk so just fit it in the car's back end instead. Or the front end if we have a 911, but then there won't be any junk at all to sell.Honestly, how often to the English go shopping from the back of peoples' cars? It this such a common occurrence that the phrase "car boot sale" was created? I the US we don't have a special name for it. "I just bought this outta that guy's truck."
A spot of tea is (for me) about half a cup, but the volume can be increased with judicious amounts of sugar and/or milk.How much is a "spot" of tea? A cup? does "spot" refer to such a small amount that, if spilled, would only leave a "spot"?
I don't think Clarkson says it to be funny, he does it way too often and in times where he is in "fact mode". I would bet money he just either has no idea what he's talking about or is just saying it wrong without knowing he is. I didn't know if it was just Clarkson being alone and wrong, or if it was a common UK thing that was wrong.Clarkson doing things wrong for humorous effect.
Also as nobody*, ever, actually knows what torque is or does, "torques" makes it sound a lot less sciencey and harsh.
*may be a blatant lie
Does he actually have a serious-business-facts-now mode? I find it extremely hard to believe that someone who's been in the automotive business for over twenty years doesn't know what torque is.I don't think Clarkson says it to be funny, he does it way too often and in times where he is in "fact mode".
Why has he never once said it right? He is trying to be funny every time? And not knowing what it is isn't that shocking, I doubt he knows what horsepower is either. I bet he has a decent idea, but I doubt he can actually tell you what it is down to the work/time/force/distance stuff.Does he actually have a serious-business-facts-now mode? I find it extremely hard to believe that someone who's been in the automotive business for over twenty years doesn't know what torque is.
That's another one the yanks aren't alone with.8. "Oh my gosh!"
Translation: "I fear you may feel that taking the Lord's name in vain is blasphemous."