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Old 12-21-2009, 01:12 PM   #11 (permalink)
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...might as well be (more notable quotes). I really think this sort of thing is a either a message from someone with more bravado than brains, or from a non-fictional "Sultan of Spin."

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Old 12-21-2009, 09:02 PM   #12 (permalink)
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We need more "barn door" aerodynamics, don't we?
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Old 12-25-2009, 01:36 AM   #14 (permalink)
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if the barn door has a grill opening...

aerodynamics is more than a paper airplane. There is an engine inside sucking in 14 parts more air than gasoline....

electrical physics of vacuum, electrical, todays micronics....EGR melting brains of aero kings modding away....

there is alot to a car. I still cannot blame myself for ignoring aero, the drivetrain needs it. If it is THAT noticable, the vehicle is not stroing enough, in weight, in engine, in suspension, in all of those things. and we smash into things and get smashed into...

too much trucking for me, I guess. same mileage loaded as empty...that tells us all we are stupid for over-believing in what economical really is...
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Old 12-28-2009, 07:49 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Saw this sticker today.

It goes right along with the " I am RAM " commercials.

AERODYNAMICS ARE FOR THE WEAK Sticker (Oval) - CafePress Canada
...these words should be accompanied by these pictures:

1) a Bee-Gee race airplane
2) a bumble bee
3) a Douglas C-124 Globemaster transport
4) a Hummer


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Old 12-28-2009, 09:07 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Given that this thread isn't all that serious to begin with:

"Aerodynamics are for the weak." What is wrong with this sentence?

The apparent numerical subject-verb agreement is screwed up.
You study biology, English, or history.
You don't study biologies, Englishes, or histories.

But you can study aerodynamics, mathematics, or physics. It must have
something to do with the "-ics" ending. Something to do with Greek origin?
Have you ever seen a singular aerodynamic, mathematic, or physic?

A "collective noun" is a singular word that encompasses multiple things: a
herd of cows, a flock of birds (but a murder of crows!), a school of fishes.

What do you call a noun that has an apparent plural construction, that is
only one thing?

So, maybe "aerodynamics" is a collective noun with a plural form.
Whether or no, there is the big question: Should or should not the sentence
read,

"Aerodynamics is for the weak?"

Regionalisms:
In Seattle, natives call the Boeing aircraft company, "Boeings."
In Ballamer, natives call the Martin-Marietta aircraft company, "Martins."
Does this have anything to do with they're both being involved with
aeronautics? (Another one of those "ics" words. )

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While we're discussing "ics", how about "semantics"?

"Aerodynamic" is not a singular noun, it's an adjective, and "aerodynamics" is the study of things that are "aerodynamic", and therefore a noun, but not a "collective noun". Similar with other "ics".

So "Aerodynamics are for the weak", is not proper usage of the word. It should be "Aerodynamics is for the weak".

"Biology" and "history" are nouns, and "biologies" and "histories" are proper usages of the plural, and people do study them.

(I can tell I'm going to get beat up after school again.)

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So "Aerodynamics are for the weak", is not proper usage of the word. It should be "Aerodynamics is for the weak".
That's all well and good but it's pronounced:

AIR-oh-dah-NAYM-icks iz fer thah week.

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