Tuesday, January 13, 2015

A Derailment, Vehicle Descriptions

During the course of  A Derailment the description of things that move around on wheels hasn't been easy. In fact it's been downright complicated. There's a distinction between a car, a motorcar, a pre-war Austin, a vehicle, a lorry, a van, a bus, a coach, a train, an underground train and it can go on a little bit. For those not interested in nuances of things that move around on wheels they should all just be called 'motorized transport devices.'

 To call something a Bedford SB is what you call a 'pompous ass' moment. It's kind of like military speak. "I took the four-ten round the squealy and got KP." Makes no sense at all, unless you know what a four-ten, a squealy and KP might be. And if you did you'd think it funny, and you'd belong to a language group, and you'd feel better than the average civilian. So what the hell is a Bedford SB, I hear you ask. Well it's a kind of bus.

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