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post #31 of 51
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Originally Posted by matadorpoeta
i didn't realize brian and lamo were british.

I have no idea if they are, I merely mention the information in passing.

Jon.
post #32 of 51
I've never seen merc mean anything but mercenary.
post #33 of 51
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Originally Posted by Arethusa
I've never seen merc mean anything but mercenary.

Do mercenaries use Mercedes....?

Jon.
post #34 of 51
Whatever you call an M-B, it's got to be better than the British shorthand for BMWs: B-M.

--Andre
post #35 of 51
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Originally Posted by matadorpoeta
i didn't realize brian and lamo were british.

i'm not. just used to reading british mag. i don't call sedans 'saloons' though
post #36 of 51
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Originally Posted by Lamo
i'm not. just used to reading british mag. i don't call sedans 'saloons' though

Do you call wagons "˜estates' or a hood a "˜bonnet'?

Jon.
post #37 of 51
Funny, I use merc for mercenary, Mercury and Mercedes fairly interchangeably. The context is usually a sufficient condition for determining which one is meant. Wagons are wagons to me unless they're stretched versions of a normal model, in which case they're brakes. My car has a boot, a bonnet, and rides on tyres -- some components are even fabricated from al-you-min-i-um. ~ Huntsman
post #38 of 51
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Originally Posted by Huntsman
Funny, I use merc for mercenary, Mercury and Mercedes fairly interchangeably. The context is usually a sufficient condition for determining which one is meant.

Wagons are wagons to me unless they're stretched versions of a normal model, in which case they're brakes. My car has a boot, a bonnet, and rides on tyres -- some components are even fabricated from al-you-min-i-um.

~ Huntsman

Some cars have parts made from Tit-aI-ni-um.

Jon.
post #39 of 51
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Originally Posted by matadorpoeta
i didn't realize brian and lamo were british.

i get a lot of my auto industry news from uk sources. i can't help it.
post #40 of 51
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Originally Posted by matadorpoeta
in car circles, "merc" is short for mercury, a division of the ford motor company.

i don't know what car circles you hang in.. but in mine, no one has any reason to refer to a mercury.
post #41 of 51
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Originally Posted by briancl
i don't know what car circles you hang in.. but in mine, no one has any reason to refer to a mercury.

Indeed, I can't remember last time anyone mentioned a Mercury, IRL.

Jon.
post #42 of 51
The first time I saw the new S-class was in NYC on the UWS. I looked inside and George Clooney was in the driver's seat. Then I realized it was all hooked up to a truck and cameras and that they were going to be filming a movie.
post #43 of 51
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Originally Posted by imageWIS
Do you call wagons "˜estates' or a hood a "˜bonnet'?

Jon.

thankfully i don't
post #44 of 51
I think it's ugly. I much prefer the old one. Seems like both merc and bmw have taken a step back in exterior design recently.
post #45 of 51
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Originally Posted by briancl
i don't know what car circles you hang in.. but in mine, no one has any reason to refer to a mercury.
the mercurys from the late '40s/early '50s. check them out.
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