G T O h u m o r
Car guys flunk spelling by Sean Mattingly, who won a spelling bee once in Junior High school
Admit it, some of us car fans weren't always the smartest people when it came to spelling. You know that it was always more fun to work on a car than study some dusty books. If you surf from car page to car page, it's evident that there aren't many bookworms making car home pages. And it's sometimes embarassing to read through a car classified ad because it's evident that the writer probably flunked spelling.
Let's start with the most misspelled car terms:
CONVERTIBLE is right. CONVERTABLE is wrong.
MILEAGE is right. MILAGE is wrong.
LEMANS is right. LAMANS is wrong.
ENDURA BUMPER is right. ENDURO BUMPER is wrong.
VERDORO GREEN is right. VERDERO GREEN is wrong.
CONCOURS is right. CONCOURSE is an open place or plaza where crowds gather.
CAMARO is right. CAMERO is misspelled 65% of the time.
CRAGAR WHEELS is right. CRAGER WHEELS is wrong.
VALANCE is right. VALENCE is wrong.
HOLLEY is right. HOLLY is stuff you hang up at Christmas.
CARBURETOR is right. CARBURATOR is wrong.
CALENDAR is right. CALENDER is misspelled wrong 70% of the time.
SOLENOID is right. SELENOID is heard at many a parts counter!
GRAN TURISMO OMOLOGATO is right. GRAND means a thousand.
CHIEFTAIN is right. CHIEFTAN is misspelled 80% of the time.
EDELBROCK intake is right. ELDERBROCK is wrong.
COLUMN shifter is right. COLUM is wrong.
RALLY wheel is right. RALLEY is wrong.
GRILLE is the thing in front of your radiator. GRILL is the thing you cook hamburgers on!
CONSOLE is right. CONSOUL is wrong, but really funky!
GAUGES is right. GUAGES is wrong. Uh-oh! Sean messes up this one a lot!
GAGE is right too. GUAGE is still wrong.
PASSENGER side is right. PASSINGER is wrong.
The company name PONTIAC HISTORIC SERVICES is right. PONTIAC HISTORICAL SERVICES is wrong.
Oil pan GASKET is right. GASKETTE is wrong, except maybe in France.
Dash PLAQUE is right. Dash PLAGUE would be a terrible dashboard disease.
SHINY things reflect light. SHINNY things look like leg bones.
BRAKES are good to have, BREAKS usually are not. Seen often on e-bay.
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What do the letters G.T.O. really
as sent in by our site viewers
|Gran Turismo Omologato (correct)||Generally Trashed Out|
|Gas Tires and Oil||Going To Ohio|
|Good Time Out||Good Times Often|
|Get To Onramp||Get Tools Out|
|The GreaT One||Get The Others|
|Good To Own||God Takes Over|
|Get Turned On||Gets Tickets Occasionally|
|Grind Tires Off|
You might be a GTO freak if... by Keith MacDonald email@example.com
15 1964 is the most important year of your life. 14 The last time you mowed your lawn was so you could push that '67 convertible roller from your backyard and into your garage. 13 You know that "flex paint" isn't something body builders use during competition. 12 You drive a Nissan Sentra, with no heat, all winter long, so your tri-power '65 won't get road salt on it. 11 A '70 LeMans with Ram Air III? You'd rather see them "clone" Roseanne Barr. 10 When dividing-up your next paycheck you give "goat parts" the highest priority -- just above "food for family." 9 You become visibly upset when you see a website selling an obvious '71 as a "72". 8 You can determine a GTO's vintage while blindfolded, using only your tongue and the dipstick. 7 At the supermarket, you always buy "6.5 litres" of soda -- it just feels right. 6 Your kids enthusiatically discuss your GTO with you for a few minutes before they hand you their report card. 5 You think Polyglas F70-14s were "good tires." 4 You weep openly when you see a rotting '68 hardtop in a field. 3 You weep openly when you see a '74 hardtop... anywhere. 2 You stare at a photo of a '69 Judge for 10 minutes before you notice that tanned blonde in a bikini standing next to it. 1 You think John DeLorean coined the phrase, "Here comes the Judge."
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Says J. S. Griffith (griffithfam.@erols.com) - "I very much like your GTO web page. You might want to consider renaming it though. Sure you have loads of awesome "goat" shots, but you also offer so much info on so many different aspects of the venerable muscle car. I suggest something along the lines of Ultimate GTO-lovers fantasy land."