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Rant Jeremy Clarkson

Discussion in 'General' started by Guest-23315, 9 Jul 2008.

  1. Guest-23315

    Guest-23315 Guest

    A small rant, but a rant none the less:

    I've seen a couple of episodes recently when Jeremy has been talking about performance cars, and talked about torque.

    More specifically, he has described a car as having "1,000 torques'" when that means nothing. Torque is relative. I has to be described with a unit, like Lbs ft. of Torque.

    It angers me becuase he always tries to seem a perfectionist, yet can get something basic about cars so wrong.

    Rant over. :rolleyes:
     
  2. Clocked

    Clocked Yar! It be drivin' me nuts...

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    I think the whole point he's trying to make is that torque is a complicated thing....
     
  3. Agamer

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    If I remember correctly in a long ago episode of top gear they decided that torque was a to complex concept to explain, and so have been simply stating it in a sort of jokey manor, so by saying "torques" it's continuing this humour address of that particular spec, rather that addressing in a correct manor.

    However I do agree because by removing the unit it does make it useless, but I guess that's a topgear, I love the show but really they talk about the feel of a car instead of specific details.
     
  4. Major

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    #care
     
  5. seebul

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    its a joke, they always do it
     
  6. mookboy

    mookboy BRAAAAAAP

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    God, you took it seriously?
     
  7. seebul

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    I guess there's one thing Eton can't teach.....
     
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  8. Guest-23315

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    One of the few things I actually do. It got me ennoyed because anyone who knows anything about cars knows there is no such thing as 'torques'.
     
  9. DougEdey

    DougEdey I pwn all your storage

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    And anyone who knows anything about English knows it's annoying
     
  10. Major

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    That's just lane.

    Why yuo got to pick up on litle mistalkes in people's posts? I mean it's lame dudu.
     
  11. DougEdey

    DougEdey I pwn all your storage

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    Because it's Mankz.
     
  12. modgodtanvir

    modgodtanvir Prepare - for Mortal Bumbat!

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    lol.


    That little error on Clarkson's part always did worry me ... never minded though really. I knew what he meant anyway...
     
  13. cpemma

    cpemma Ecky thump

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    So Mankz wants JC to stick to hard factual comments - and be boring? You stupid boy. :rolleyes:
     
  14. Fishlock

    Fishlock .o0o.

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    Those were my thoughts... Pointless thread if there ever was one.

    :duh:

    I also think that if they started being that precise about everything all the time, it would turn into Fifth gear... and no matter what anyone says, that's not a good thing.
     
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  15. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    He always uses the "standard" of NM now when he quotes torque figures. It's no big thing really, it's only like saying "500 horses" when you mean brake horse power/plain old horse power...
     
  16. ArtificialHero

    ArtificialHero We were just punking him sir!

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    I can't believe you're being so nasty about your haircut twin dude!
     
  17. FIBRE+

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    I always got the impression that they made their lack of technical knowledge quite blatenty obvious, especially Clarkson :rolleyes:

    I doubt most of the viewers know that much about cars anyway (myself included), and would he come out with some of the stuff he does if he had an expert technical knowledge?...
    :hehe:
     
  18. Major

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    <A88> Trust the Computer

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    Of all the things to hate Clarkson for, you chose that? :jawdrop:
     
  20. Guest-23315

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    I know, I'm missing the 'big' picture in that they have to make the show for Joe Blogs the happy crack dealer and the like, but It was one thing that annoyed me personally. Its my rant, so the rest of you can shove off :p.
     
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