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Old 02-28-2012, 09:51 AM
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Default Re: Electric = Motor.........Gasoline = Engine

Originally Posted by 2door View Post
No one yet has brought up the fact that we ride, engine bikes.

No one ever says, "I'm going to enginize my bicycle", yet many of us prefer to call those things we bolt to our bikes, engines instead of motors. Hmmmmm

Reminds me of "Jumbo Shrimp" and "Military Intelligence"
Misnomers and oxymorons. Ya gotta love the English language.
It's not just the "English language", it is Americanized English on top of the English language. We are a weird bunch here.

And just for clarification. It is my belief that the pot is perfectly entitled to call the kettle black, as long as the pot understands its own blackness.
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