Date: Fri, 23 Apr 1999 17:12:20 GMT
From: "Manic" <MMManicnopsamail.com>
Subject: Re: BMW's are little bitch cars


You are correct. 21/7=3 so 23/7 has to be LESS than one error for every three words, not MORE than one error for every three words. The eighth error that I originally found was "panzies". If Morgan intended on calling people the flower, he should have spelled it "pansies". If his intention was to use the slang term "panzies", I have no way of confirming if the spelling is correct or not, so I have to give him the benefit of the doubt. I originally counted 8 errors and forgot to go back to fix it. Peter Aitken <peternopsamon.com> wrote in message news:7fq62g$h39$1nopsam.duke.edu... > Your math is not any better! > > Manic wrote in message > >Morgan: > >If you want real power, try going back to school. In your 23 word > sentence, > >you made 7 spelling, grammatical, syntax and punctuation errors. That > makes > >an average of over one error for every three words. Great job in proving > >yourself. Keep up the good work! > > > >Morgan mackie <infonopsaman-mackie.co.uk> wrote in message > >news:924599925.2851.0.nnrp-12.d4e44cb5nopsam.demon.co.uk... > >> I'm, sorry but your both soft little girls! if you want power and > >Exileraton > >> stop being panzies and get The Subaru Impreza 22b > >> Regards J&J > >> Stuart Kunkler wrote in message > ><7fdltm$jud$1nopsamsc02.worldnet.att.net>... > >> >allan -- your message contains more rational thought than this entire > >> string > >> >put together. way to go. > >> > > >> >it amazes me, the chips people carry on their shoulders when it comes to > >> >their cars. my post has been flamed a lot -- pretty much exclusively by > >bmw > >> >people, for some reason -- even though it was pointed at anybody who > took > >> >offense at a negative comment on his car. the saab people were as much > >the > >> >subject of my post as the bmw guys, because when it comes to sheer > >> >performance numbers, bmw models have the edge. it seems ridiculous for > >saab > >> >drivers to argue for their cars on this basis. > >> > > >> >i choose saab because it is unique in the auto world. the car has > styling > >> >that turns MY head, and i don't care about anyone else's. it has > >sufficient > >> >performance to be exhilarating for ME to drive. and it IS a blast to > >drive. > >> >it has a sound unlike anything on the road. i don't need to feel that > i'm > >> >driving a superior automobile, because as you so rightly point out there > >is > >> >no universally superior car. > >> > > >> >it seems that many got my point backwards. it's not that people > generally > >> >make automotive purchase decisions with a *conscious* effort to attract > a > >> >mate. the point is this: when you make many purchase decisions, > including > >> >cars, you are usually buying something that appeals to you. therefore it > >> >says something about your personality (the same personality, btw, that > >you > >> >use to attract the opposite sex.) you can't help it. even the people who > >> try > >> >NOT to make a statement with a car, end up revealing something about > >> >themselves with this supposed "non-statement." so when somebody > >criticizes > >> >your purchase of something that appeals to you, and if you take offense, > >> >you're doing so on a conscious level because it's a criticism of your > >> >purchase, and on a subconscious level because deep down you take it as a > >> >slap at your personality. why else would all the participants in this > >> string > >> >react so heatedly to comments about their cars? > >> > > >> >so with their replies, the flamers tended to prove my point because > their > >> >first instinct was to react emotionally, not rationally. > >> > > >> >happy driving. (i also bought two vw's back in the old days and loved > >them. > >> >coincidentally, so did my girlfriends...) > >> > > >> >stuart > >> > > >> > > >> >Allan Williams wrote in message <7f6e0s$21c$1nopsamource.ihug.co.nz>... > >> >>Then there are those of us who use our personality and looks to attract > >> the > >> >>opposite sex - the car is for going places. > >> >> > >> >>I have three aircooled VW's, one stock, one under restoration, and one > >> >>HIGHLY modified one. Our other car is a BMW. Any one who is attracted > to > >> >you > >> >>based on what car you drive is probably either after your money, the > >good > >> >>things it can provide... > >> >> > >> >>Different parts of the world have different views of different types of > >> >>cars. Where I live, Volvo's are mostly owned by older people, Saabs > >range > >> >>from young up to old, as do BMW - because of the wide range of models. > >> >> > >> >>If you based your opinion of me on my cars (if you saw them) you would > >> >think > >> >>I was quite a different person to what I am... I'm a petrolhead with an > >> eye > >> >>for detail, but I like to be different. I would most probably fit you > >> >>stereotypical Saab driver... > >> >> > >> >>I'll take a woman who admires cars over one who doesn't - and I did. > >> >> > >> >>I don't ever say that one make of car is better than another - there > are > >> >too > >> >>many different models, and too many different preferences in a car to > >say > >> >>one make is better. I enjoy driving my 3 Series BMW, but I don't think > I > >> >>would ever own a 7 series - I'm not a big car fan. > >> >> > >> >>Perhaps everybody should stop saying this car is best because blah blah > >> >>blah, and find out what car would suit the person asking about them. I > >can > >> >>tell you several stories of car salesmen who tried to sell me a car I > >> >didn't > >> >>want - most of them were embarrased in front of their workmates. > >> >> > >> >>I don't know why people crosspost these questions - they NEVER get the > >> >>answers they want. If you want to buy a car, test drive it and see if > >you > >> >>like it... then make up your own mind. > >> >> > >> >> > >> >> > >> >>-- > >> >>Allan Williams > >> >>"Where's my Bong?" > >> >>----------------------------------------------------- > >> >> > >> >>Stuart Kunkler wrote in message > >> <7f3l3r$gsb$1nopsamsc03.worldnet.att.net>... > >> >>>this has to be the most fascinating thread i've ever read, and the > most > >> >>>fruitless as well. there are some people here with either (a) too much > >> >time > >> >>>on their hands, or (b) a strong need to impress. or both. > >> >>> > >> >>>here's what's really going on in this thread: a man's choice of > >> automobile > >> >>>says more about his personality than he cares to admit. (it also > speaks > >> >>>volumes about the sexual partner he would like to attract.) if you're > >> >>>insulted by what another man says about your car, especially when the > >> >facts > >> >>>are in his favor, you're actually taking insult with what he's saying > >> >about > >> >>>your character and your preferences. > >> >>> > >> >>>i have owned -- and been enthusiastically happy with -- both saabs and > >> >>>volvos. i have friends who drive bmw's, audis and porsches. (i > honestly > >> >>>can't say i hang with any corvette owners.) as to the point about > >> >>attracting > >> >>>a sex partner, i'll take a woman who admires a saab over any of those > >> >other > >> >>>makes -- especially bmw -- eight days a week. > >> >>> > >> >>>stuart > >> >>>84 240 > >> >>>86 900S > >> >>>93 850 GLT > >> >>>95 900SE > >> >>>____________________________________ > >> >>>"I took the initiative in creating the internet." > >> >>> - Al Gore, March 12, 1999 > >> >>> > >> >>> > >> >>> > >> >>> > >> >>> > >> >> > >> >> > >> > > >> > > >> > >> > > > > > >

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