Brought V Bought

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Post by Metrics » Sun Jan 07, 2018 12:50 am

Philrose wrote:I enjoy reading posts that are in plain English, as it were. Could it be a reflection on the sort of person who is an Alpina owner. Perhaps a little more mature, definately not a boy racer ( that would be BMW M territory) and well used to the finer things in life.
All said somewhat tongue in cheek :lol: :lol: :lol:
100% agree Sir :)

Alpina attract a certain sort of person, with particular taste and outlook. I believe this is nicely demonstrated by the contributors and posts on here.
This is not intended to infer any superiority complex, or arrogance, just a particular discerning/refined taste.

Definitely keep the forum as it is, it works perfectly.
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Re: Brought V Bought

Post by Yad3100 » Sun Feb 14, 2021 4:19 pm

Not much to do today, so I was trawling the past threads to get some insight into want is being discussed. This thread tickled me.

I was rubbish at English at school and languages in general. However, I have found in the last 10 years there is a steady slump in the capabilities of graduates entering the civil engineering profession, most have difficulty constructing sentences and cannot construct a comprehensive argument in any written form.

My biggest irritation is the transferring terminology for ground or floor. The police shows being one of the main contributors, resulting in me bawling at the TV.

In terms of the type of contributors, I must admit that you can take the boy out of the racer, but you can’t take the racer out of the boy. Buying the XD3 is a clear attempt to influence the pace at which journeys are dispatched. Marc76 is the same, but a good deal younger, as we have tried to project this inherent need to track based efforts.
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Post by ScooBeeFive » Sun Feb 14, 2021 8:49 pm

B10BRW wrote:
Tue Mar 15, 2016 6:50 pm
My biggest bugbear at the moment :D , is starting a sentence with So :wall2

WHY :?:
This!
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Post by B10BRW » Sun Feb 14, 2021 9:09 pm

ScooBeeFive wrote:
Sun Feb 14, 2021 8:49 pm
B10BRW wrote:
Tue Mar 15, 2016 6:50 pm
My biggest bugbear at the moment :D , is starting a sentence with So :wall2

WHY :?:
This!
Have I missed something :think

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Post by Charles » Sun Feb 14, 2021 10:56 pm

B10BRW wrote:
Sun Feb 14, 2021 9:09 pm
ScooBeeFive wrote:
Sun Feb 14, 2021 8:49 pm
B10BRW wrote:
Tue Mar 15, 2016 6:50 pm
My biggest bugbear at the moment :D , is starting a sentence with So :wall2

WHY :?:
This!
Have I missed something :think
So, I think he is agreeing with you, Brian!
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Re: Re:

Post by Yad3100 » Mon Feb 15, 2021 1:54 pm

Charles wrote:
Sun Feb 14, 2021 10:56 pm
B10BRW wrote:
Sun Feb 14, 2021 9:09 pm
ScooBeeFive wrote:
Sun Feb 14, 2021 8:49 pm


This!
Have I missed something :think
So, I think he is agreeing with you, Brian!

You know, like everyone has their own methods of communication, like, different languages within English. So, like it’s the downfall of the written word.

Trump has done the English speaking element of the planet no favours with his idiotic terms
“Trust me.” In many ways he reminds me of Rab C Nesbit “I’ll tell you this, boy.”

Sometimes I really despair, but I suppose that I’m just getting old and not down with the kids. The graduates in the business think I’m some sort of dinosaur as I don’t trust what the computer program or the internet is telling me. Maybe I should sell all the cars and retire to a croft on Skye?
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Re: Brought V Bought

Post by JASV8S » Mon Feb 15, 2021 3:52 pm

Nothing wrong with retiring to a croft on Skye, not far from some good Alpina roads and I understand Rab C Nesbitt more than I ever understood Trump.

The one that gets me the most is sort v's sought as in "it is a sort after car/model". Never sure if it is going to be sorted after you buy it?
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Re: Brought V Bought

Post by rc944 » Tue Feb 16, 2021 12:20 am

Is this still a car enthusiasts forum?
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Re: Brought V Bought

Post by Yad3100 » Tue Feb 16, 2021 1:38 am

Sorry

In lockdown it’s been so long since I actually drove a car that I’ve replaced my road rage with grammar rage!

I will stop now that I’ve got it off my chest.
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Re: Brought V Bought

Post by Charles » Tue Feb 16, 2021 11:00 am

rc944 wrote:
Tue Feb 16, 2021 12:20 am
Is this still a car enthusiasts forum?
Being a pedant is a pre-requisite when being asked an opinion on Alpina bonnet badges ...
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Re: Brought V Bought

Post by Yad3100 » Tue Feb 16, 2021 2:41 pm

Charles wrote:
Tue Feb 16, 2021 11:00 am
rc944 wrote:
Tue Feb 16, 2021 12:20 am
Is this still a car enthusiasts forum?
Being a pedant is a pre-requisite when being asked an opinion on Alpina bonnet badges ...
Can I apologise before I ask this question as no doubt it’s been discussed before, given Charles’s post.I am new to the forum although I have been aware of the brand since I tried to buy a e21 c2 in the early 90s. I am good on BMW and Ford but don’t have the encyclopaedic knowledge of some one hear - Caesarbob.

What is it with Alpina badges instead of propellers front and back, some cars have them others don’t. Was it std at one time or another, an option, or is it all just aftermarket?
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Ford - Capri 2.0x2, 2.8x4, 3000gxl, RS3100, RS Cosworth 2wd & 4wd, RS2000, RS Focus Mk1 x2 & Mk2, Mondeo V6
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Re: Brought V Bought

Post by PhillV8S » Tue Feb 16, 2021 3:00 pm

Yad3100 wrote:
Tue Feb 16, 2021 2:41 pm
Charles wrote:
Tue Feb 16, 2021 11:00 am
rc944 wrote:
Tue Feb 16, 2021 12:20 am
Is this still a car enthusiasts forum?
Being a pedant is a pre-requisite when being asked an opinion on Alpina bonnet badges ...
Can I apologise before I ask this question as no doubt it’s been discussed before, given Charles’s post.I am new to the forum although I have been aware of the brand since I tried to buy a e21 c2 in the early 90s. I am good on BMW and Ford but don’t have the encyclopaedic knowledge of some one hear - Caesarbob.

What is it with Alpina badges instead of propellers front and back, some cars have them others don’t. Was it std at one time or another, an option, or is it all just aftermarket?
All Alpina come with the BMW Roundels. The Alpina items are eBay tat. Some like them others don’t as they are not OEM. Always a good way to start an argument/discussion when spotted on cars.
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Re: Brought V Bought

Post by Yad3100 » Tue Feb 16, 2021 3:14 pm

Thanks and understood

Really sorry for the typo of here in my post, before someone berates me
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Ford - Capri 2.0x2, 2.8x4, 3000gxl, RS3100, RS Cosworth 2wd & 4wd, RS2000, RS Focus Mk1 x2 & Mk2, Mondeo V6
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Re: Brought V Bought

Post by shaziman » Wed Jun 09, 2021 1:45 pm

Add to the mix...

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