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Old 06-24-2016, 08:32 AM   #31
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Don't use quotes often myself, sometimes it would be better if I had because of intervening posts made while I typed.

Without naming names, quoting long/picture filled posts to add only a short comment is more annoying to me.

Excerpting the portion you're replying to is actually the recommended procedure in the User info./FAQ section, you'll find it suggested in the Forum rules. Easier reading with less repeated info..

I've gotta chuckle about the old "Color" exchange. Might have been a little more to it at the time, IIRC there was quite the issue & plenty of sparring going on at one time over a replacement nose from an ST that still had the included ST logo - and a friendly Body Shop person adding an ST to the back to match - or so the story went.

"Why not upgrade/change when it's getting repaired?" ended up a sore point. Many more did it later.

Much later a member here came up with "SE" badges to use for the front in those circumstances, better than an ugly partial removal of the included badge (shape still shows).

Nice, unique color - even if some might think it a "pastel". Closer to a color toned Silver I think. Nice in a green or blue tone. Pink might be a little odd, that was last really popular in the 50's (and now a version for Mary Kay).
You're missing the point. She's not quoting anything. She's 'emphasizing' by using 'quotation marks'.


As far as pink, the last and now latest hurrah on them was the 70's model Mopars in Panther Pink, and most recently on a few Challengers. I may be missing another run on pink, but to my knowledge that was the most popular last two by far.



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Old 06-24-2016, 09:54 AM   #32
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Ah, a grammatical annoyance.

Single quote marks are def. forbidden there.

"Emphasizing" isn't allowed either.

I was looking for a larger item obviously, paying attention to entire large quotes.

Single word quotes are allowed, though in large quantity it would be annoying.

Quotation marks can also be used for words out of place, like technical use or used in a different/questionable meaning. I end up using some variations of that type fairly often, to interject more "flavor" to the typed word.

Nice "pink" car example BTW, I hated the two tone pink & white that was just fading away from popularity when I was a kid. Barely remember that UGLY car.
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On the topic of problems with communication:
It is sad the English language (nor any I know of) has no punctuation to infer sarcasm, or joke. The other problem is spoken language has inflection, this is best served by mini quotes, or single words in caps. It is not 'standard English', but I do not care. It does convey the sense of what is being said better.

With so many people not seeming to understand 'funny' it does get tiresome.
Also the notion that only 'experts' are allowed to answer. If true, then the site would have thousands of dead, unanswered threads. And no traffic. The basic idea is folks get to ask, other, real world folks get to answer. It is up to the individual reader to decide who is full of shit, and who said something worth reading. Like real life.

Yes, for a webmaster, I can see the high cost in unneeded data saved from excessive re-quoting! Plus overly large data pictures in the first place.
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On the topic of problems with communication:
It is sad the English language (nor any I know of) has no punctuation to infer sarcasm, or joke. The other problem is spoken language has inflection, this is best served by mini quotes, or single words in caps. It is not 'standard English', but I do not care. It does convey the sense of what is being said better.

With so many people not seeming to understand 'funny' it does get tiresome.
Also the notion that only 'experts' are allowed to answer. If true, then the site would have thousands of dead, unanswered threads. And no traffic. The basic idea is folks get to ask, other, real world folks get to answer. It is up to the individual reader to decide who is full of shit, and who said something worth reading. Like real life.

Yes, for a webmaster, I can see the high cost in unneeded data saved from excessive re-quoting! Plus overly large data pictures in the first place.
Your OPINION is noted.

Single quotes, to my knowledge have NEVER been used to imply emphases except in uneducated, and laughable signage.

FYI, there's an entire Reddit devoted to bad use of quotes.
https://www.reddit.com/r/suspiciousquotes/

If it is not a direct quote, or in very rare cases ironic interpretation of a statement, do not use quotation marks.
Emphasizing Words in a Direct Quotation (APA)

For instance, I could say my "sexist" agenda is making me write this. That would be a direct quote, and is suitable to use the quotation marks.

But if I said my "Sexist agenda" is to piss you off, no one said those two words together up to this point, so the proper way to emphasize that is by saying, "My Sexist agenda is to piss you off." That would be a proper grammatical way to emphasize an indirect quote. (quotes added to the phrase entirely as I'm now quoting myself)
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Old 06-24-2016, 02:25 PM   #35
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And Sailor, no way you're this aged.

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Had to check that as I'm not much on earlier Dodges, you actually got it spot on to the exact year.

The car I was thinking of was a newer, squared off Merc. though. No idea of the exact year, it got replaced by a light blue metallic Merc. Monterey from the year when they had reverse angle electric rear window avail.. I remember Dad NOT wanting that style. 65?

I play around with words here a fair amount to get more "flavor" into the mix, and the typin' includes some regular use of those quotes. Even the style manual allows that when the meaning can be an odd fit or a bit twisted.

Southern & British/Aussie can drop in at times, I try to pull up more when posting to someone from another region.

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So I have 16 ST3; 5,430 and I've changed the oil twice.
First oil = 549 miles
I'm getting ready to go see my father who lives up north and I changed the oil this week as it's a 500 mile round trip.
Second oil change = 5,430 Full synthetic with a K & N filter (on sale)
I usually change it every 3,000 to 5,000 depending how hard I've driven the car.
With all the road construction in SE Michigan traffic has not allowed me to bang through the gear box so I stretched this change out more miles than usual.
I abide by the owner's manual when changing oil, radiator as well as trans fluids and I usually keep my vehicles for well over 100,000.
I can't go 7,500 between oil changes...
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I used to be a 3000 mile OCI guy but after reading many threads on BITOG I realize that modern oils can go much further. There is a guy (Tig is his name I think) who has nearly 200K on his Focus (and a Fusion) doing 10K oil changes with Mobil1. He has shown pictures of his engines and they look spotless. I'm not sure I will do 10K but 7500 should be a breeze especially since I do less and less city driving these days.
I used to change the FF (factory fill) at 1000 to 1500 miles to remove break in swarf but I now go to 2500 minimum because modern machining has made new engines which shed less metal. If I was going to stick with 4 or 5k OCI's I'd stick with regular (dino) oil to save a few bucks.

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I used to be very much about the 3k interval oil change too but I recently started going 5k on oil changes using the motorcraft 5w20 and motorcraft filter. I think as long as you change it regularly and use good oil you are going to be just fine.
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How often do you change your oil?

Usually around 7,500. Silly to bother changing it before then when the owner's manual recommends it at 10k.


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