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BobPalma
11-30-2012, 08:53 PM
The Indianapolis Star ran a special feature on The Studebaker National Museum in the Saturday, November 17 Auto Advertising Section. :!:

'Thought everyone might like to see it:

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Chris Pile
11-30-2012, 08:56 PM
Way cool, Bob.
Thanks for posting.

kurtruk
11-30-2012, 10:40 PM
Although South Bend may have shuddered when Studebaker closed, the plant did anything but shudder. It was shuttered. Closed.

Always thought I could be a newpaper editor or copy-checker, but it's obvious they're not hiring them any more. Just use Spel Chek.

(Good article, but as usual, could leave the reader thinking the Lincoln carriage is a Studebaker.)

EDIT: Fact check. Check your facts. The pink car in Grease was a '48 Commander, not a bulletnose!

avantilover
11-30-2012, 11:23 PM
Also the remark about the Packard Merger (which I guess it was in a sense) after which Packards were facelifted Studebakers (1957 & 8 only). Loewy didn't design the Avanti his associates did. One does wonder what they would have made post 1966 considering what there was in Canada, no Trucks or Hawks, no cash for a new body etc. Ultimately, you can't blame the Corporation for closing a loss-making division, I wonder whether they would ever have been profitable regardless of the amount of cash spent to modernise.

raprice
11-30-2012, 11:29 PM
That's a good article. Many thanks for posting it.

Rog

41 Frank
12-01-2012, 12:17 AM
The R-2 supercharged Avanti should have been credited with a good bit more than 240hp. That figure is R-1 territory. Not critizising as most of these newspaper stories always have mistakes like this in them. Andy Beckman was probably throwing too many facts at the poor reporter trying to take notes. <G> Good publicity though.

unclemiltie
12-01-2012, 09:11 AM
I just spent a week helping a friend work on a house he bought across from the Museum entrance on Thomas Street. There are no words to express what it is like to wake up every morning and look out at the Museum. The first day I pinched myself to make sure I was still alive. I sure smiled a lot this week as I looked onto the museum. It is also encouraging to see all the activity there through out the day when there are not Studebaker Events in South Bend. Unfortunately we ran out of time and did not make it to the museum this trip.

studegary
12-01-2012, 01:28 PM
In general it is a good article and beneficial to the SNM.

It does have the usual amount of errors and proofreading (or lack of) mistakes of a current newspaper. The "shuddered" error is hard to believe. Perhaps the writer was using voice recognition software to write the article and that is what shuttered sounded like. I hate to think that the writer does not understand the difference. Of course, Spell Check does not pick up this type of error.

I believe that Studebaker rated the R1 at 240 HP, not the R2 (supercharged).
A base Avanti (with non-supercharged R1) was "$4445", not an R2.
I can't make sense of; "The Raymond all-designed 1939 Champion..."

Stu Chapman
12-03-2012, 09:24 AM
In general it is a good article and beneficial to the SNM.

It does have the usual amount of errors and proofreading (or lack of) mistakes of a current newspaper. The "shuddered" error is hard to believe. Perhaps the writer was using voice recognition software to write the article and that is what shuttered sounded like. I hate to think that the writer does not understand the difference. Of course, Spell Check does not pick up this type of error.

I believe that Studebaker rated the R1 at 240 HP, not the R2 (supercharged).
A base Avanti (with non-supercharged R1) was "$4445", not an R2.
I can't make sense of; "The Raymond all-designed 1939 Champion..."

I know that certain members get annoyed with your grammar and spelling comments Gary, but I for one agree with you. As one who spent his life in marketing and "speaking/writing" correctly. I'm amazed about the number of journalists, both print and broadcast, along with TV graphics people, who simply don't know the fine points of communicating. Years ago you didn't have to have a college degree to get somewhere in the communications industry. Now you do. So does this mean that the education industry doesn't teach correctness any more? Just wondering. Or do most people even care?
Stu Chapman

2moredoors
12-03-2012, 11:57 AM
Years ago you didn't have to have a college degree to get somewhere in the communications industry. Now you do. So does this mean that the education industry doesn't teach correctness any more? Just wondering. Or do most people even care?
Stu Chapman
My son is a University Professor my daughter a University Teaching Assistant, I have seen work handed in by their students for grading purposes. Correct spelling appears to be optional and grammar non existent much to the annoyance of both of them. My daughter more so because some of her courses are in English literature and History. The blame is partially on the unpreparedness of the students when they leave high school.

Chris Pile
12-03-2012, 12:04 PM
The blame is partially on the unpreparedness of the students when they leave high school.

I disagree.
The problem is that no one in charge gives a crap about proper spelling or grammar.

That's why the KC Star described the murder scene of the Chiefs NFL player as "grizzly".

2moredoors
12-03-2012, 12:11 PM
I disagree.
The problem is that no one in charge gives a crap about proper spelling or grammar.

Perhaps you are correct the people in charge of the universities don't care, their concern is enrolment.

Roscomacaw
12-03-2012, 12:33 PM
Grummattical airors lyke thees R appauling! Aye'd vollentear two pruf-reed four them if aye cood!

2moredoors
12-03-2012, 02:43 PM
A recent NPR story on the movie about Lincoln stated that movie execs visited the SNM in South Bend to study Lincoln's carriage. Has this been covered in any previous posts?
I have not seen any posts. Perhaps some one from the museum could enlighten us. I was told that they opened and closed Lincoln's carriage doors and recorded the sound.

studegary
12-03-2012, 03:19 PM
A recent NPR story on the movie about Lincoln stated that movie execs visited the SNM in South Bend to study Lincoln's carriage. Has this been covered in any previous posts?

The movie use of the sound of the latch on Lincoln's carriage in the SNM has been covered in another post.

t walgamuth
12-03-2012, 04:03 PM
We are becoming a nation of lazy spellers because of spell check. If spell check doesn't catch it it must be right...right?

Grizzly for Grisly not caught, many other words that are correct words but not appropriate to the context. Many young people simply don't know. Mute point for moot point is a pet peeve of mine.

In another 50 years all these words will be interchangible or combined, perhaps.

BobPalma
12-03-2012, 04:30 PM
We are becoming a nation of lazy spellers because of spell check. If spell check doesn't catch it it must be right...right?

Grizzly for Grisly not caught, many other words that are correct words but not appropriate to the context. Many young people simply don't know. Mute point for moot point is a pet peeve of mine.

In another 50 years all these words will be interchangible or combined, perhaps.

True, Tom...but have you been on the forum long enough to weigh in on the back-draft versus down-draft with 90-degree air horn carburetor "discussion?"

If not, "you ain't seen nothin,' yet." :eek: BP

studegary
12-03-2012, 04:30 PM
We are becoming a nation of lazy spellers because of spell check. If spell check doesn't catch it it must be right...right?

Grizzly for Grisly not caught, many other words that are correct words but not appropriate to the context. Many young people simply don't know. Mute point for moot point is a pet peeve of mine.

In another 50 years all these words will be interchangible or combined, perhaps.

You make a good point there. Many word usages and spellings that were incorrect when I went to school are now correct. I know that language changes over time, but the "progress" is too rapid for me.

Chris Pile
12-03-2012, 05:13 PM
Many word usages and spellings that were incorrect when I went to school are now correct.

They are NOT correct.
The whole point of language is to enable us to understand each other, and if spelling, punctuation, and grammar are not followed - then we do not communicate correctly or completely.

What is happening now is not evolution of language - it is DE-EVOLUTION.