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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 05-08-2009, 05:25 PM Thread Starter
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Anybody else cringe when they hear the word rims?

Maybe it is just me, but I really hate it when people refer to wheels as "rims". The rim is the outer part of the wheel. There is the center part of the wheel with the holes, then the spokes which connect to the rim (outer part of the wheel). Seems to me that people who call wheels "rims" are more interested in looks than performance. Not that there is anything wrong with that. Just an observation that I have seen. Does this annoy anybody else or am I alone in this pet peeve?

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Re: Anybody else cringe when they hear the word rims?

ive honestly thought the same thing to myself many a time...and yet I consistently catch myself saying "rims"...damn popular usage is fucking with my mind

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Re: Anybody else cringe when they hear the word rims?

Don't bother me either one is fine, I know what they mean.

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Re: Anybody else cringe when they hear the word rims?

Being anal usually results in a shorter life span due to more stress than usual. Realizing people are making a mistake is one thing...letting it actually bother you is another. Are you aware of the difference between and engine and a motor? I'm sure you're guilty of that at some point in time
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[quote author=MicaGT link=topic=144505.msg3111634#msg3111634 date=1241814698]
Being anal usually results in a shorter life span due to more stress than usual. Realizing people are making a mistake is one thing...letting it actually bother you is another. Are you aware of the difference between and engine and a motor? I'm sure you're guilty of that at some point in time
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Re: Anybody else cringe when they hear the word rims?

My wife calls tires "tires" and wheels "tires". Makes me laugh every time!

"Honey! Do you mean the tire or the wheel part?" - "I don't know babe! The shiney part!" :lmao:


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Re: Anybody else cringe when they hear the word rims?

It doesn't bother me that badly. I have been thinking it for a long time. Just thought that it would be an interesting topic. The motor thing is kind of interesting. Technically a motor is electric, correct? Kind of funny when you think about it because people are always talking about "all motor".

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Re: Anybody else cringe when they hear the word rims?

you'd have a valid part when speaking of 3 piece wheels. since the majority of wheels are one piece designs in which the rim is incorporated as part of the wheel that cannot be separated, i'd just chalk it up to being anal about semantics.
not that there's anything wrong with that, i argue semantics just for shits and giggles, dspite knowing that it is trivial.

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Re: Anybody else cringe when they hear the word rims?

i suppose it would get my knickers in a twist if there was such a thing as "rims" you could buy that were not "wheels". Since I know of no such common product "rims" (where do you buy those?) that are not wheels, I have no problem with it.


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Re: Anybody else cringe when they hear the word rims?

[quote author=Lord Helmet link=topic=144505.msg3111658#msg3111658 date=1241815712]
My wife calls tires "tires" and wheels "tires". Makes me laugh every time!

"Honey! Do you mean the tire or the wheel part?" - "I don't know babe! The shiney part!" :lmao:
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