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Re: The Chevy Bolt Is the Ugly Car of the (Very Near) Future

powersurge wrote:Wow... I guess the Bolt attracts certain kinds of people....
And so it continues...

Internet forums attract certain kinds of people, including the word police.

We've all used hyperbole to emphasize our points. Haven't we all watched a baseball game and at some point said "he was out by a mile". Technically, he wasn't out by a mile since the bases are only 90 feet apart. Personally, I don't want to "live in a world" where some guy is in the room proclaiming: YOU"RE WRONG!...he was out by 10.62 inches, then another debating it was only 9.55 inches, then yet another insisting EVERYONE'S wrong because he was out by 0.02 seconds. Who cares? He's out.

I think it's important to respect that people simply express their opinions based on their own personal experience. For anyone upgrading from a Mitsubishi i-MiEV, the Bolt is a luxury car. For others accustomed to driving a Lexus or Mercedes, they might call the Bolt an econobox. It's fine to disagree but we should be able to appreciate all points of view without chasing semantics.
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Just to clarify my point a bit. I'm happy with a loose usage of English. It was more of a fight fire with fire rant, after all. Sure econobox originally was a combination of economy and box, but the Chevy Bolt absolutely fits even the most pedantic definition of the word today.
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oilerlord wrote:We've all used hyperbole to emphasize our points. Haven't we all watched a baseball game and at some point said "he was out by a mile". Technically, he wasn't out by a mile since the bases are only 90 feet apart. Personally, I don't want to "live in a world" where some guy is in the room proclaiming: YOU"RE WRONG!...he was out by 10.62 inches, then another debating it was only 9.55 inches, then yet another insisting EVERYONE'S wrong because he was out by 0.02 seconds. Who cares? He's out.
You missed the point entirely. 'Out by a mile' is fine. 'Literally out by a mile' is not, because the runner was figuratively out by a mile.
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mikegrb wrote:Just to clarify my point a bit. I'm happy with a loose usage of English. It was more of a fight fire with fire rant, after all. Sure econobox originally was a combination of economy and box, but the Chevy Bolt absolutely fits even the most pedantic definition of the word today.
Yes, I got that. And I enjoy a good rant as much as the next guy. But the Bolt does not fit any definition of the word today, because it is not an economy car. It is too expensive to be an econobox, econocar, or economy car.
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But it's just fine to say "FEELS like an econocar" or "accessorized like an econocar" or "with econocar seats and dash" ...
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SparkE wrote:But it's just fine to say "FEELS like an econocar" or "accessorized like an econocar" or "with econocar seats and dash" ...
Exactly. It may not be an "econobox" per se, but it is appointed like one. Albeit with some nice high tech features.
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We're still doing this? Geezus, guys.
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oilerlord wrote:We're still doing this? Geezus, guys.
Now, the correct spelling isn't Geezus - and if you do use the bastardised form (as you did) it should NOT be capitalized!


(Sorry, couldn't resist. :mrgreen: )
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LOL!
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Wow, this has gotten way off topic, guys. Can't we get back to talking about how ugly the Bolt is?
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