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    Phrases no longer valid with the Model S

    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?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sublimaze1 View Post
    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?

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

    - Four on the floor and a fifth under the seat
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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)

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    I STILL haven't gotten used to referring to "Key parties" as "Fob parties."
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    We still have "three on the tree" (sort of). And Supercharging.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vfx View Post
    We still have "three on the tree" (sort of). And Supercharging.
    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

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    Running on fumes

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

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arnold Panz View Post
    "Gas pedal". I can't find a good alternative to that one.
    Accelerator does just fine. Or "Warp Drive".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arnold Panz View Post
    "Gas pedal". I can't find a good alternative to that one.

    There's a whole thread on this.

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    I use Torque Pedal.

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