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Digging the new plate...

Discussion in 'Model S' started by disillusioned, Jan 14, 2016.

  1. disillusioned

    disillusioned Member

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    My last car's plate was CTRL Z, which I loved but have retired for this one. Most people get it after a second or so, but I reckon most people won't even think it's a custom plate. Maybe I'll get a custom frame with some wink and nod...

    1p21gw.png

    Any guesses? Also, for the hell of it, here's another summoning video to add to the mix: Summoning Model S from my garage - YouTube
     
  2. AEdennis

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    Looks like you're a BTTF fan. Many other similar ones on the Model S plate thread.
     
  3. SmartElectric

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    One point twenty one gigawatt.

    Nice!
     
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    ThosEM Space Weatherman

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    Isn't it annoying that many states do not allow punctuation!
     
  6. SmartElectric

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    Further to my post. I'm fully aware that the correct way to say it is one point two one gigawatt. Dr brown says it the wrong way in the movie, so...
     
  7. SabrToothSqrl

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    gigga Jigga, it's all gooood.
     
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    Love that blue in the sunlight![emoji106]
     
  9. theslimshadyist

    theslimshadyist NashVegas!

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    Love the plate, very creative!
     
  10. disillusioned

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    There was debate over whether I should do 1P21JW or GW, but the pedant in me prevailed.
     
  11. darrenf

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    I've heard that it was written gigawatts in the script and Christopher Lloyd didn't know how to pronounce it so he went with jiggawatts. I love that. Had he pronounced it right, it wouldn't be nearly as much fun to recite. :)
     
  12. S3XY

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    +1 .
     
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    Actually, he had it right for his time. (Well... for 1 of his times :) )

    The "J" pronunciation for the metric "Giga" is the correct formal pronunciation according to the U.S. National Bureau of Standards since 1960.

    However, "Giga" wasn't a common unit of measurement back then. When "Giga" became commonplace in the computer industry, and the computer industry used the "G" sound, everybody else switched over to that as well.

    Both forms are still technically accepted though:
    http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gigawatt
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    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giga-#Pronunciation
     
  14. darrenf

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    It's GIF all over again!
     
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