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The Lost Symbol

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Tin-Chicken, Sep 24, 2009.

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  1. Tin-Chicken

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    The Tesla Roadster is mentioned on page 352 of The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown. I think this is the first mention in a novel ...

    Fame!

    Lisa.
     
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    Can you post an extract? I think that should be ok copyright wise?
     
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    Here's the extract:
    The half dozen cars parked haphazardly in the driveway looked nothing like the police cars and emergency vehicles Langdon had imagined they were.
    A Mercedes? . . . a Hummer? ...a Tesla Roadster?
    Not terribly exciting!

    Lisa.
     
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    I'm usually not the grammar police, but this one bugged me a bit.
    The word is excerpt.
    Sorry.
     
  5. Arnold Panz

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    Well, it's nice that Brown (or his editor) thought to gratuitously add in the Roadster to a book that will get read by millions. I particularly like the juxtaposition of the Hummer and the Roadster. :cool:
     
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    That should have read: A Mercedes? . . . a Hummer? . . . a Tesla?

    Now it's brand, brand, model. But I guess just "Tesla" wouldn't be understood by a larger audience.
     
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    Ahem.

    Extract Definition | Definition of Extract at Dictionary.com
    10. a passage taken from a book, article, etc.; excerpt; quotation. \

    Lisa, former editor, Tesla Motors Blog.:wink:
     
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    When I first saw the thread title of this topic, I half expected to see something like this:
    lost-symbol.jpg
     
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    Frequency of usage may differ across the pond.
     
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    Anyone notice Robert Langdon is driving a Tesla X P90D in Dan Brown's new novel Origin (just as Dan Brown drives one himself in real life)?

    Quite some flattering comments on the car. And, spoiler alert: thanks to a hack, it is FSD !!

    Well, that's why they call it fiction I suppose :)
     

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