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Phrases no longer valid with the Model S

Discussion in 'Model S' started by sublimaze1, Dec 10, 2012.

  1. sublimaze1

    sublimaze1 8Dec2012 / Leeroy Jenkins

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    Terms and phrases we have used for decades are no longer correct (whether in syntax or verbiage) when discussing a Model S (or any other EV for that fact). For example, one cannot correctly say "step on the gas" or "give it the gas" ... it is simply not right. So here are terms we should not consider valid in this respect:

    - step on the gas

    - leave her running

    - smoke that (M5)

    - what do you have under the hood?

    - can you give me a jump?

    ...
     
  2. Lynn005

    Lynn005 Member

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    Yikes! I never thought of the etymological impact of my purchase!! I'll miss:

    - Four on the floor and a fifth under the seat
     
  3. Longhorn92

    Longhorn92 MS VIN #10103 (40 kWh)

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    There are lots of terms as well (just a few listed below):

    - turbocharge
    - exhaust
    - shift gears
    - spark plugs
    - gas cap
    - key
    - cylinder boring
    - nitrous
    - creep (oh well, I guess we have to keep some terms around)
     
  4. Lynn005

    Lynn005 Member

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    I STILL haven't gotten used to referring to "Key parties" as "Fob parties." :cool:
     
  5. vfx

    vfx Well-Known Member

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    We still have "three on the tree" (sort of). And Supercharging.
     
  6. sublimaze1

    sublimaze1 8Dec2012 / Leeroy Jenkins

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    Ha! That's how I learned to drive a stick. 1971 Chevy Silverado. Heck, if you can drive a three on the tree, you can drive anything :)
     
  7. DaveVa

    DaveVa Sig Perf #236 VIN #484

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    Running on fumes
     
  8. Arnold Panz

    Arnold Panz Model Sig 304, VIN 542

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    "Gas pedal". I can't find a good alternative to that one.
     
  9. stephenpace

    stephenpace VIN S00219

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    Accelerator does just fine. Or "Warp Drive".
     
  10. vfx

    vfx Well-Known Member

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    There's a whole thread on this.

    - - - Updated - - -

    I use Torque Pedal.
     
  11. Arnold Panz

    Arnold Panz Model Sig 304, VIN 542

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    These work for me -- what I'm looking for is something that is obvious to people when I'm talking to them.
     
  12. Lyon

    Lyon 2012 S P85, 2016 X P90D

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    Just spit out some coffee, thanks for that.
     
  13. Eeyago

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    One big one I'm happy to do without... "Vehicle Emissions Inspection"
     
  14. aviators99

    aviators99 Model S - R140

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    I've heard a bunch of people say "Go Pedal". I agree that accelerator is fine.
     
  15. ClearwaterBchSteve

    ClearwaterBchSteve P445 / VIN 1794

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    Oh yeah, 3 on the tree. My experience was driving around construction sites during summer jobs in a similar vintage Jeep Wagoneer. My dad had a 1950 Bentley with right hand drive, 4 on the floor. The shifter was just inside the right driver door, a bit odd. I'll miss shifting in the S (just a little). I'm driving my Audi mostly in manual mode now for the last few months of the lease to get my fill...
     
  16. EcoHeliGuy

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    No replacement for displacement
     
  17. mknox

    mknox Well-Known Member

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    I think some of these ICE terms (like "gas" pedal) will just stick around due to "inertia". People, after all, still refer to "dialling" a phone and "tuning in" to a digital TV signal.
     
  18. sublimaze1

    sublimaze1 8Dec2012 / Leeroy Jenkins

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    hand me the clicker, roll up the windows ...
     
  19. Plug Me In

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    Whoa... I guess what happens in Houston stays in Houston!
     
  20. Sig698

    Sig698 Model S Sig Perf #698

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    You could also say "Hit the juice!" and it would still be applicable :)


    Sort of, but it still applies that the bigger battery packs are still the faster cars!
     

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