I understand, and as a car guy I try to use the proper terms. I gave up trying to coach folks with the right terms a long time ago, and it's not worth worring about
On CF forum there is a large mix between enthusiasts vs owners, some who can pull an engine, while others can't pull a spark plug. When you have that wide of a knowledge gap it gets interesting.
In the end, I try to be as helpful as I can no matter the terms or skill level a person has. We don't want to hijack a thread of someone who needs help or has a question because they use the wrong terms or spelling.
....and FWIW, auto correct and fat fingers don't help either
I dont kare if you dont spel gud or dont use gud grammer as long as i can understand what your sayeing and what your sayeing isent dumm or mean to sumwun else but if it was dumm or mean i just wudnt say anything except mayby if it was REELLY mean then i wud prolly or mayby say sumthing i think. Farbeit from me to kerekt u that wud be arrigent we all hav flauz and noboddies perfekt and sumtimes sumboddy tipes fast and maks misteaks unintenshinily.
Last edited by AviBen; 05-03-2013 at 10:15 AM.
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I grew up working on cars and I've used the term "motor" all my life, though I also interchangeably use the term "engine". I'm also retired from working in the tech industry for 37 years and in the case of electric motors I'd never use the term "engine" when talking about one. Also, I was a software programmer and in software the term "engine" can mean a subsystem or package that drives particular functions of a system. Maybe it's a cultural difference depending on what part of the country someone is in?