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Hillia

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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #8100 on: July 26, 2013, 12:54:45 PM »
I guess it's different here but from what I've seen cars seem to be advertised as having five doors (that is, foor doors and the trunk) or three doors (two front doors and trunk) so a car with four doors seemed strange (does it have no trunk? Only three doors?).

I've never heard the trunk advertised as a door! Different terminology. The trunk is the trunk. The only "doors" are entrances into the passenger compartment. Just picture a four-door as the five-doors you're used to. :)

I've seen 3 door or 5 door used to refer to hatchback cars...there's not a truck, per se, but an open cargo area in the rear that is accessed by a top-hinged door. 


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« Reply #8101 on: July 26, 2013, 01:20:59 PM »
I guess it's different here but from what I've seen cars seem to be advertised as having five doors (that is, foor doors and the trunk) or three doors (two front doors and trunk) so a car with four doors seemed strange (does it have no trunk? Only three doors?).

I've never heard the trunk advertised as a door! Different terminology. The trunk is the trunk. The only "doors" are entrances into the passenger compartment. Just picture a four-door as the five-doors you're used to. :)

I've seen 3 door or 5 door used to refer to hatchback cars...there's not a truck, per se, but an open cargo area in the rear that is accessed by a top-hinged door.

That's exactly it.  The trunk is not the 5th door, but the hatchback is.  I bought a new car last year, and I specifically looked for a 3- or 5-door car, because there's so much more ROOM with a hatchback!!
I got an SUV, actually.

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« Reply #8102 on: July 29, 2013, 02:49:30 PM »
Moonie wrote:

"Virg, I usually want to use the terms when specifically referring to tires. I have a slow leak in one of my tires, so when I go in to have it fixed I know now that it is the right front tire....or the front passenger side tire. I always had a problem knowing which was left and right because the guy at the shop would ask which tire it was....so I resorted to "passenger side" and "driver's side.""

In this particular case, when I dropped off the car, I'd just point to the leaky tire and say, "that one."  ;D


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"I have a cheap digital camera. Nothing fancy. Have had it for years, and it's great for upcoming trips where I don't want to take my $800 camera. I left it in a box and the batteries exploded. There's a bit of that white-ish crusty stuff on the swing-arm of the battery compartment, but not too much, and it doesn't look like there's any within the battery compartment itself. Is there a way to salvage this so it still works? Or should I just write it off and look for another cheap one?"

Just clean it, dry it and then put in new batteries and turn it on.  If it's messed up beyond recovery, it won't power up, and if it powers up then you cleaned it sufficiently.


Ereine wrote:

"That reminds me of my stupid question: what is a car with four doors like? It usually seems to be five. I don't drive and I don't think that I've ever even talked to a car dealer before so covering for my collegue has been interesting."

A four door car is just a sedan (a front door and back door on each side of the car).  A five door car would be a car with four passenger doors and a back lift gate, as opposed to a simple trunk.

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« Reply #8103 on: July 29, 2013, 11:34:51 PM »
I paid extra attention to cars on my commute yesterday (not just where they were but what they looked like) and it seemed to me that very few cars had separate trunks, though not knowing cars I may be mistaken. Most cars owned by people I know have the sort of rear seats that can be flattened to make one big space so they at least have cars with five doors.

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« Reply #8104 on: July 29, 2013, 11:41:25 PM »
I paid extra attention to cars on my commute yesterday (not just where they were but what they looked like) and it seemed to me that very few cars had separate trunks, though not knowing cars I may be mistaken. Most cars owned by people I know have the sort of rear seats that can be flattened to make one big space so they at least have cars with five doors.

Most 4 door cars will still have back seats that fold down as well. The easiest way to tell is that a 3/5 door has a boot/trunk that is open to the rest of the car like a station wagon/hatchback where as a 2/4 door has the boot completely seperate when the back seats are up. Sedans are 4 doors. If there is a soild, non removable parcel tray in the back, it's a 4 door.

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« Reply #8105 on: July 30, 2013, 08:51:02 AM »
When did rompers become acceptable for adults to wear outside the house? It seems like I see several women in them every day and they are always tugging the top up and the bottom down.
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« Reply #8106 on: July 30, 2013, 09:05:41 AM »
When did rompers become acceptable for adults to wear outside the house? It seems like I see several women in them every day and they are always tugging the top up and the bottom down.

The '60s?

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« Reply #8107 on: July 30, 2013, 09:07:01 AM »
What are rompers?
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« Reply #8108 on: July 30, 2013, 09:10:31 AM »
What are rompers?

I put "romper" into Google and clicked images; it came right up with what we're talking about, albeit modern ones.

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« Reply #8109 on: July 30, 2013, 09:16:18 AM »
Like this :

In real life, they are a hazard, constantly threatening to expose one's assets.
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« Reply #8110 on: July 30, 2013, 09:23:19 AM »
Only if they're worn incorrectly, but I think that can be said about a lot of clothing people wear these days.

Personally, I wouldn't wear one even if it had dinosaurs or my favorite band on it.

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« Reply #8111 on: July 30, 2013, 09:37:18 AM »
If you have the desire to wear something like that, go for it!

However, they don't seem to work well with people carrying a purse or backpack.  :o
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« Reply #8112 on: July 30, 2013, 09:40:26 AM »
When did rompers become strapless? Back in the 80s, they were a trend, but the ones I saw were sleeveless or short-sleeved.

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« Reply #8113 on: July 30, 2013, 11:44:56 AM »
How do you ride a bicycle in a skirt?
Back in the days of black and white film you would see girls riding bikes in skirts. These days of course it's less common, but I have seen it from time to time, both pencil type skirts and quite full ones. The one time I tried it, rather than changing back into my leggings after work I spent three miles with one hand tugging down the hemline, trying to keep decent.
My bike doesn't have a high cross bar, so that's not the reason my skirt rides up.
It's not that I want to ride in a skirt, but I am curious if there's a particular technique and I missed the lessons.

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« Reply #8114 on: July 30, 2013, 12:04:30 PM »
I saw girls riding bikes on mini skirts in Holland, they seemed to use one hand to hold the skirt in place. When I do it I just adjust the skirt as necessary, I do try to avoid biking in a short skirt. One danger with longer skirts is getting the skirt stuck in the wheel, they sell protector things for that (I managed to ruin at least one skirt that way when I was too cheap to buy one).