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 Post subject: Bikespeak Deciphering
PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2013 11:28 am 
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What's the difference between a ding and a dent?

Lots of others I can't think of at present.........

Is it a bit like estate agent speak? :D

This is not a NOS debate by the way! :facepalm:


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2013 11:49 am 
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where I'm from a ding is a small dent (sometimes just a paint chip).


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2013 12:45 pm 
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A dent becomes a ding when the owner of the bike/car wishes to downplay he damage because he or she is selling it.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2013 1:23 pm 
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thats about right really


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2013 1:43 pm 
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I always add, when my blooming computers are doing what I want, a picture of the ding/dent with measuring tape for reference when selling anything anyway so whether I call it a ding or dent it doesn't make much difference, although my usual vocabulary supports dent, I didn't come across the word ding till I came here :roll:

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2013 2:46 pm 
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The History Man wrote:
Is it a bit like estate agent speak? :D


Yes!

It's just elitist tribalism really, designed to belittle the newbie and hopefully prevent them from wanting to join the tribe.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2013 2:53 pm 
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a ding is the sound the bell makes, a dent is what happens when you tighten the bell too much.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2013 3:12 pm 
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Chute55uk wrote:
a ding is the sound the bell makes, a dent is what happens when you tighten the bell too much.


Nice.

I always liked "shunt" implying the gentle coming together of two carriages leading to their movement as one, rather than the screech of tyre on road and the tinkle of headlamp.....


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2013 7:13 am 
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i do dints and dents

with a dint being a small dent.

a bell goes ding


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2013 7:18 am 
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What about tumble?

Does anyone else 'take a tumble', or do you just fall off!


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