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Post by 71_georgia_beetle on Sat Sep 27, 2008 10:57 pm

The word Engine is taken from the term "Heat Engine" which is used to describe a device that converts Thermo Chemical Energy or Heat Energy into Mechanical Work. Hence you can say that Jet Turbines, Steam Power and Internal Combustion devices are in fact "Engines".

Whereas...

The word "Motor" was shortened from the original term "Electric Motor" which is used to describe devices that convert "Electrical Energy" into "Mechanical Work". Hence you can say that Drills, Winches, Saws and some newer Electric Cars have "Motors".

But most Engines rely heavily on motors, as just one example the 1970 Hemi Cuda may have a Hemi Engine, but that engine has an electric motor as its "starter" without which it cannot be started.

Although it is a pet peeve of mine I do agree with it's misuse in certain cases. Example: "What did you do this weekend?" Well, we loaded up the kids, hooked up the Bayliner, went to Lanier and did some motor boatin'. Now, that would just sound wrong if they said ".......and did some engine boatin". Or if my Grandmother said "you're Grandfather has been engineing all over town looking for a lawn mower blade". Hell I been know to motor about. Without it's misuse we would never have had the awesome line from wedding crashers "you motor boatin' son of a bitch".

On the other hand I have never heard anyone say " Wow, is that the 18 or 20 amp engine in that saw?". "Honey can you look at the vacuum, it smells like the engine is on fire".
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Re: It's an Engine!

Post by Johnny on Sun Sep 28, 2008 12:10 am

scratch Scott- you got way to much free time on your hands....I'm sure your wife could find something for ya to do.... drunken Or else you been on the bottle too long and found a book study ---By the way I just got home from SCOOTEN' around town......
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Re: It's an Engine!

Post by dbcox on Sun Sep 28, 2008 3:52 pm

1.Comb ---- Bomb...... Said different
2.Horse-----Coarse......Said the same
3.Home----Comb
4.No-----Know
5.Whore----Door
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Re: It's an Engine!

Post by Johnny on Sun Sep 28, 2008 7:51 pm

Tomato-Tomoto
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alien That's what makes it interesting....When my daughter was still little we went to see some people up north....one day we were sittin' around and someone asked her if she wanted a pop...she looked at me as if to say ' scratch what the hell Shocked '.....I had to explain that they wanted to know if she wanted a Coke....
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Re: It's an Engine!

Post by 71_georgia_beetle on Sun Sep 28, 2008 10:42 pm

Since we're on the subject of mispronounced words.......................PICTURE has a C in it. "Wow, I love your pitchers" "Can you take a pitcher of me and my wife?". It's piCture [pic-ture] or [pik-chur]. You frame a piCture and drink your beer from a piTcher.
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Re: It's an Engine!

Post by Damn-it Don on Mon Sep 29, 2008 6:16 am

Ok- try this one. In all my years teaching art NO ONE gets this one on the first try!

gouache confused

(say- gwash)
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Re: It's an Engine!

Post by 69panel on Mon Sep 29, 2008 8:55 am

Water color paint?
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Re: It's an Engine!

Post by Clyde on Mon Sep 29, 2008 4:13 pm

I'm going to build me a sweet baja and put a 2000 lb wench on the front.
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Re: It's an Engine!

Post by laith on Mon Sep 29, 2008 6:32 pm

Clyde wrote:I'm going to build me a sweet baja and put a 2000 lb wench on the front.

You will need her to offset the weight of that V-8 motor in the back.
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Re: It's an Engine!

Post by Damn-it Don on Mon Sep 29, 2008 9:01 pm

69panel- you're the winner cheers
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Re: It's an Engine!

Post by 69panel on Tue Sep 30, 2008 9:20 am

Announcer:

"So, Don tell the audience what 69panel has won"

Don:

"69panel will receive a mint, dayglow orange Unical antenna ball or a bright yellow smiley face ball.
his choice"
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Re: It's an Engine!

Post by Damn-it Don on Tue Sep 30, 2008 2:03 pm

Very Happy
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Re: It's an Engine!

Post by tito on Sat Oct 04, 2008 8:32 am

my dad says "ahm goin ta chainch da ol."

in english, thats "im going to change the oil."
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Re: It's an Engine!

Post by 69panel on Sat Oct 04, 2008 9:05 am

tito wrote:my dad says "ahm goin ta chainch da ol."

in english, thats "im going to change the oil."

U-uns need some hep Dittey? Cool
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Re: It's an Engine!

Post by Clyde on Wed Feb 11, 2009 9:13 pm

Why do they call Detroit, Michigan the "Motor City?"
And then there's "Motown"

I think that's probably just old timer lingo?

I do typically think of a "motor" as an electrical thing though.
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Re: It's an Engine!

Post by Bugman114 on Wed Feb 11, 2009 9:45 pm

everytime i say motor (when i'm reffering to cars), i always think to myself "its an engine!!!". its one of those things that i say knowing full well its wrong, but it doesn't really bother me. Now i gotta go. im going to tune the carb on my motor. hahaha, lol!
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Re: It's an Engine!

Post by 69panel on Thu Mar 26, 2009 9:42 am

Beetle=Beatle=Bettle (Commonly mispelled)

Idea=Idill....................(My idill car is...)

Then=Than................. (Than I went home....)

You're=Your................ (Your so right....)

To=Too....................... (I want some to....)
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Re: It's an Engine!

Post by lamie on Fri Mar 27, 2009 9:22 am

69panel wrote:Beetle=Beatle=Bettle (Commonly mispelled)

Idea=Idill....................(My idill car is...)

Then=Than................. (Than I went home....)

You're=Your................ (Your so right....)

To=Too....................... (I want some to....)

I think you mean Ideal...
See, even you messed it up!
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Re: It's an Engine!

Post by laith on Fri Mar 27, 2009 9:35 am

69panel wrote:Beetle=Beatle=Bettle (Commonly mispelled)

Idea=Idill....................(My idill car is...)

Then=Than................. (Than I went home....)

You're=Your................ (Your so right....)

To=Too....................... (I want some to....)

I hate loose-lose, I hate it even more when I read it in an online news article.
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Re: It's an Engine!

Post by Tanner on Thu Apr 02, 2009 8:32 pm

I'll jump in... bounce I agree with Scott's engine/motor explanation. It's just hard to throw out some of the long accepted phrases that we're so used to, like "motoring around in the bus". It sounds so normal. I "tool" around in the bus, 'cause I have to carry a bunch of tools. I guess that's where that came from.

My weird word is "lightning". Lightning is the streak you see in the sky in a thunderstorm. It's a noun, like rain or hail or sleet. So when lightning is ocurring, is it "lightning" or "lightning-ing"?
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Re: It's an Engine!

Post by ASBug on Fri Apr 03, 2009 9:43 am

Bugman114 wrote:everytime i say motor (when i'm reffering to cars), i always think to myself "its an engine!!!". its one of those things that i say knowing full well its wrong, but it doesn't really bother me. Now i gotta go. im going to tune the carb on my motor. hahaha, lol!

I had this same converstion about internal combustion engines and electric motors with some friends a few months back. Just when we thought we had everyone one in the group convinced to quit using "motor" when talking about their cars, one of the group politely reminded us that it is a boat motor, not a boat engine...
Laughing KC Smile
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Re: It's an Engine!

Post by 71_georgia_beetle on Fri Apr 03, 2009 2:44 pm

ASBug wrote:reminded us that it is a boat motor, not a boat engine...
Laughing KC Smile
What's weird is that they call it an inboard or outboard motor but what it bolts to is a transom engine mount, jack plate engine mount, etc.


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Re: It's an Engine!

Post by adams77 on Mon Jun 15, 2009 1:02 pm

So why do we put "Motor oil" in our "Engines"

It is obviously made for Motors............

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Re: It's an Engine!

Post by 71_georgia_beetle on Mon Jun 15, 2009 1:19 pm

Why does Royal Purple sell an Engine break in oil but a 20w50 Motor oil?
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Re: It's an Engine!

Post by cavediver520 on Tue Jun 16, 2009 9:53 pm

Why do you drive on a park way and park on a drive way? And why is it that level is spelled the same way backwards and forwards? Question
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