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On tonight's episode of Wheeler Dealers on the Velocity channel Mike and Ed buy and restore a 1957 Thunderbird. The show is on presently and will be rerun at 12 midnight.

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Thanks, John! I have set it to record at 11pm for us here in the CST Zone, 10pm MST, 9pm PST. I am looking forward to see how they treat this '57 Babybird.
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**** I missed it. I've learned a lot from Ed over many episodes.
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Can't say the selling classic car dealer was very sharp. He told Mike that the Porthole top was only available on the 57 Thunderbird...!!
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A car dealer lying? That never happens. LOL

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John thanks for the chuckle about a " car dealer lying " ****
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Probably worse than lying...just lack of knowing anything about the product. There was even an article not long ago in a very respected automotive magazine that said the '55-'57's had a power top. I've been looking for that switch on my '56 for 13 years now, but can't find it....ha
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Jim over the years there have been many " blunders " by as you say reputable sources. It amazes me that before going to print that their statements aren't validated
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Looking at the docket at Barrett-Jackson last week, they listed two 59 Ford Retractable hardtops as "Sunliners" instead of Skyliners. As well as listing a 77 Mark V as a Mark II.
Even Time magazine's "Tech" article about future cars likely having automatic "breaking". I even sent an email to Time on that one. I asked them if that meant that when the car got tired, it would pull to the curb to take a 'break'.. I am a member of Lincoln Continental Owners Club, and the national magazine, which is excellent in most respects, constantly makes mistakes with the Mark series cars, mixing up Mark III, IV, V and VI through the various years when captioning photos and in the articles. I guess we live in a time where getting the facts straight is no longer a priority.
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...I guess we live in a time where getting the facts straight is no longer a priority.
I agree. In my day, we were graded on our Spelling, Handwriting, Grammar and just about all aspects of English.

Today, kids can't read or write in Cursive. What do they write in? Beats me. We didn't have spelling or grammar checkers. (We didn't have calculators, either. I cringe when someone doesn't know their times tables because it's so important.)

Automatic checkers can only go so far. You cited the difference between break and brake. They sound the same. Spelling checkers would pass either one. Grammar checkers aren't sophisticated enough to know what is appropriate.

I see mistakes in Antonyms, Synonyms and Homonyms because kids never learned what they are. When we understand them, writing and stories become alive:
Horses returned to the barn. <--basic English (noun-verb-noun).
Two Morgans trotted while the young colt desperately struggled to set the mare's inflexible pace.
Now, you get the sense of riding with these horses but if you add colors and feelings, it's now a story.

I truly believe English is too enormous and kids would rather invest their time learning game skills. Engineers and doctors typically have horrible English skills. Pitchers can't bat. Thank God our Service Manuals read well because modern manuals (especially foreign) are bad. - Dave
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