You guys really missed a trick
How can you have a "worst film ever" list and exclude Mama Mia? I mean, really?
10 posts • joined 20 Dec 2007
Just how much spleen should be vented over a simple error in the use of a term?
BTW, my neighbours (here in the Great White North) describe themselves as American, and them dahn sahf as US-ians, or "from the US". Except, that is, when they're complaining about them (which is quite often), when it's "bloody americans"
So shoot the buggers! Wait until they stick their cute little heads above the ground, and what's the expression? Oh yes, "pop a cap in their ass".
A little further north, we have a huge surfeit of gophers - I guess they're a similar hamimule. A very popular local passtime is "plinking" gophers - .22 rifles kept in the truck for precisely that purpose. OK, they might not like it in city parks, but fun is more important than safety, ain't it?
It depends on how pedantic we're being...
A pistol is usually defined as "a small firearm designed to be held in one hand", but also described in some dictionaries as "having its chanmber integral with its barrel", which strictly speaking, a revolver's chambers aren't.
Irrespective, why the heck do companies feel the need to mess with familar things all the time?
Mine's the one with the "Pedant" logo on the back.
Comparing Europe with America is frankly ridiculous, and is very relevent to why EVs will never fly (drive) over here.
I live in Alberta - nearest city is Calgary, some 40 miles away. The next nearest? Edmonton, 4 hours up the highway. Next nearest after that? Regina, 6 hours away. Vancouver's 20 hours, repending on the state of the roads. Factor in the kinds of distances we do on a fairly regular basis, battery-powered cars just ain't an option!
I drive a 4x4, albeit a Jap one (I like a car with build quality)! The reason? Snow and ice 5 months of the year, and more importantly, once you get away from citys, many roads are gravel, not paved, so ground clearance and traction becomes critical. I need the weight and transmission to drive safely, regardless of any safety equipment added. 4x4 is means relatively poor fuel consumption, which I suspect is why there's only one hybrid SUV on the market here.
Lastly, the average temperature (day and night) here is well below freezing 7 to 8 months of the year. I would drain the batteries just to heat the car within 10 minutes!
I can't think of anywhere I've ever been in Europe which compares with the conditions you find in Canada or Northern US, with the possible exception of parts of Scandinavia.
Ignoring the idiots who MUST have an enormous engine to compensate for lack of sexual equipment, the market here is driven by two things - the need to get to and from places safely and reliably, regardless of road and weather conditions, and the fact that most people live a very outdoor-oriented life here. People actually do use their pickups for the purpse for which they were designed - around here, forcarrying the carcasses of deer they've been hunting. Can't imagine throwing a 700lb Elk carcass in a Prius, can you?
Horses for Courses, my friend!
I found out a couple of weeks ago that when it's below about -25C, the bloody things stop working altogether. It's all well and good for those living in temperate climates, but what about us poor buggers living in places we have "proper" winters? It's incandescents for my outside lights!
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