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Aerodynamics are overrated

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Mitchman2 Avatar
Mitchman2 Mitchell Andrus
Mills River, North Carolina, USA   USA
Parting shot.



Buy a man a plane ticket and he flies for a day,
push a man out of an airplane and he'll fly for the rest of his life.

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LaVerne LaVerne Downey
Fruita, Colorado, USA   USA
1954 MG TF "Green Hornet"
1969 MG MGB
Steve S Avatar
On The Road, Lost in So Cal, USA   USA
No they aren't! winking smiley

Our cars could pick up 15 MPH and a lot of passing power if they didn't have the aerodynamic characteristics of a brick.

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Buckdendave David Hill
St Neots, Cambridgeshire, UK   GBR
1954 MG TF
It's known as irony. Most Brits are very well versed in the art, but its nice to know that you guys are too.
Dave H

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Mitchman2 Mitchell Andrus
Mills River, North Carolina, USA   USA
If I was making that plaque, it'd read "Aerodynamics are for sissies".



Buy a man a plane ticket and he flies for a day,
push a man out of an airplane and he'll fly for the rest of his life.

'30 Model A Ford
'48 MGTC
'58 MGA
'58 MGA

Robert H Gold Member Robert Harvey
Wichita, Kansas, USA   USA
1951 MG TD "Millicent Grace (Millie)"
you know...I'm not an English major, and not to a nitpicker, but I am pretty sure that "Aerodynamics" is a field of study, rather than the plural of a noun, "Aerodynamic". In other words, I don't think that you have one Aerodynamic, or two or more Aerodynamics. As such, I believe the plaque should read "Aerodynamics IS overrated". But I could be wrong. And I agree with the sentiment.

If my car went 15 mph faster, it would have a big hole in the side of the engine where the connecting rod went thru.

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peter14222 Peter Gilvarry
Buffalo, NY, USA   USA
I believe that the word aerodynamic is an adjective used to describe a quality, like "That aircraft is as aerodynamic as a brick", and I do believe like you that there is no plural.

On the field of study of the aerodynamic qualities Mirrian-Webster agrees:

https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aerodynamics

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Buckdendave David Hill
St Neots, Cambridgeshire, UK   GBR
1954 MG TF
No, its a noun (plural).
Dave H

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peter14222 Peter Gilvarry
Buffalo, NY, USA   USA
You are correct, but:

noun, plural in form but singular or plural in construction

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Bald Eagle Mike Tooke
Santa Paula, California, USA   USA
1947 MG TC "Eleanor"
1947 MG TC
1967 MG MGB
2008 Scion xB "The Silver Brick"
Hard to argue with Merriam Webster. It's easier to grasp "Aerodynamics is Overrated" if you compare it to "Mathematics is Overrated" or "Physics is Overrated."

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Mitchman2 Mitchell Andrus
Mills River, North Carolina, USA   USA
Let's eat grandma.
Let's eat, grandma.



Buy a man a plane ticket and he flies for a day,
push a man out of an airplane and he'll fly for the rest of his life.

'30 Model A Ford
'48 MGTC
'58 MGA
'58 MGA

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peter14222 Peter Gilvarry
Buffalo, NY, USA   USA
Somebody has too much time on their hands!

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Mitchman2 Mitchell Andrus
Mills River, North Carolina, USA   USA
I consider this phrase "Aerodynamics are overrated" to be a shorthand version of:

"The collected studies of a body in motion as we might apply them to this automobile, are overrated".
"The collected studies (plural) of a body in motion as we might apply them (the studies, plural) to this automobile, are overrated"

Dang, there's never an English major around when you need one.


I'm getting that headache again.



Buy a man a plane ticket and he flies for a day,
push a man out of an airplane and he'll fly for the rest of his life.

'30 Model A Ford
'48 MGTC
'58 MGA
'58 MGA

marsha1ben Ben G
Parker, USA   USA
I do not speak 'correct English language'. I like the plaque and was wondering where I can get one for my Morgan.

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peter14222 Peter Gilvarry
Buffalo, NY, USA   USA
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