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  • jlmccuan
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    And you think folks had a hard time with CASO?

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  • FlatheadGeo
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    Personally, I am not only tired of Chevys; but I hate it when people refer to my 57 Champion as a 57 Chevy!!!!

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  • TomB
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    Personally I am sick of seeing '57 Chevys everywhere.

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  • 56H-Y6
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    Originally posted by PackardV8 View Post
    As some here have already affirmed, '57 Chevy Bel Air and aficionados and cognoscenti when used in the same sentence creates cognitive dissonance.

    Let's think of some other examples:

    Lite beer aficionados and cognoscenti
    Hormel wiener aficionados and cognoscenti
    Toyota Camry aficionados and cognoscenti
    Twinkies aficionados and cognoscenti
    America's Funniest Home Videos aficionados and cognoscenti


    Your opinions may vary.

    jack vines
    Hi Jack

    Prefectly Stated!

    Reserve words such as aficionados and cognoscenti for automobiles that warrant them......such as Packards......Duesenbergs....Pierce-Arrows.......Cumminghams.....Cords.......Locomobiles.....Hispano-Suizas......Mercedes-Benz........Ferraris........Delages........Delahayes.......Rolls-Royces......Bentleys....etc.

    Steve

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  • warrlaw1
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    Sort of like Rectal Glaucoma. I just can't see my a** getting into the office today.

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  • 8E45E
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    Originally posted by Sdude View Post
    I like it. If I can remember how to spell it, I can refer to myself as a Champion and a C Cab cognoscenti..... Makes me sound important!
    You don't have a Cognestoga?

    Craig

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  • Sdude
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    I like it. If I can remember how to spell it, I can refer to myself as a Champion and a C Cab cognoscenti..... Makes me sound important!

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  • 8E45E
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    Originally posted by STEWDI View Post
    (1983 was an excellent year)
    It certainly was! Wasn't it? http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.c...highlight=1971

    It also turned out to be the last time I got to see an Avanti being actually manufactured in South Bend.

    Craig

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  • PackardV8
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    As some here have already affirmed, '57 Chevy Bel Air and aficionados and cognoscenti when used in the same sentence creates cognitive dissonance.

    Let's think of some other examples:

    Lite beer aficionados and cognoscenti
    Hormel wiener aficionados and cognoscenti
    Toyota Camry aficionados and cognoscenti
    Twinkies aficionados and cognoscenti
    America's Funniest Home Videos aficionados and cognoscenti


    Your opinions may vary.

    jack vines

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  • raprice
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    You guys talk funny!

    Rog

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  • comatus
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    Could be worse. Keep it up, and you'll end up an aficionado.

    Carefully note that in British, it's kawg-no-shent-ee. One would not want to be taken for a Englishter* in B-Burg.

    *yep, Mayberry reference...remember the episode?

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  • bezhawk
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    Kinda sounds like a Mafia family.....the Cognoscenti......"Like my car, or I'll bust your knee caps"

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  • DEEPNHOCK
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    I've had Studebaker incontinence before..and it was cold out, too...
    (in my best Norm Crosby voice)
    Jeff

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  • STEWDI
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    Indubedablly! Indoubydabley. Indoobedibly...why certainly!!

    AND I have a vintage bottle of "Studebaker at South Bend" Coke (1983 was an excellent year) to prove it!
    Last edited by STEWDI; 09-07-2011, 07:50 PM. Reason: sp

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  • BobPalma
    started a topic Are you among the Studebaker cognoscenti?

    Are you among the Studebaker cognoscenti?

    RE: Page 309 of the August 2011 Hemmings Motor News:

    Thereon is an unnecessarily-long-winded advertisement for a 1957 Chevrolet Bel-Air hardtop with fuel injection. The car is said to be,

    "...known among '57 Chevy Bel Air aficionados and cognoscenti as the fuelie."

    Whoa! We're talking about some serious verbiage here; I had to go look that one up:

    cognoscente (sigular): a connoisseur.

    (Actually, I had sounded it out COG-NO-SCENT-EE and imagined it to be a medical malady where you had such a bad cold that when you changed your differential fluid, you were unable to smell the strong sulphur odor in gear oil! Ah, the hazards of being a gear head.) <GGG> BP
    Last edited by BobPalma; 09-07-2011, 07:53 PM. Reason: spelling
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