Lotus Elan

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PostPost by: StressCraxx » Wed Apr 15, 2020 3:06 pm

Amusement about the plural of Lotus.

https://www.hemmings.com/stories/2020/0 ... ho-you-ask
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PostPost by: Esprit2 » Wed Apr 15, 2020 4:17 pm

A few days ago there was a lengthy and rather nasty pissing contest on Facebook on this subject, complete with personal name calling. Nasty enough that Fb stepped in and closed the topic... no more posts allowed.

I find it difficult to believe that just a few days later, and totally 'coincidentally', a similar subject appears on Hemmings.

Personally, I think it would be best for all if no one touched it with a ten foot pole. And please, don't bring it here.

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PostPost by: Slowtus » Wed Apr 15, 2020 5:16 pm

Someone at Hemmings was required to fill space, so they did, more or less.

I have a Lotus and at times I have had more than one, so that would mean I owned more than one Lotus.

And as for the remark about the MINI, that is to distinguish the current generation from the original Mini. Whoever did that piece... :( :( :(
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PostPost by: benymazz » Thu Apr 16, 2020 2:47 pm

As a Latin scholar I have a lot to say on the topic of what words ending in "us" pluralize to but I'll keep my trap shut. Suffice it to say that I agree with the Hemmings article :D

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PostPost by: reb53 » Fri Apr 17, 2020 6:43 am

Anyone who has time to waste on such trivialities obviously has no cars in their garage requiring attention.
i.e. they won't even be Lotus owners.... :)
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PostPost by: 2cams70 » Fri Apr 17, 2020 7:20 am

reb53 wrote:Anyone who has time to waste on such trivialities obviously has no cars in their garage requiring attention.
i.e. they won't even be Lotus owners....


Fully agree. Not enough Lotisessess in the garage!
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PostPost by: trw99 » Fri Apr 17, 2020 3:21 pm

Lotus themselves wrote on this matter in the official factory organ 'Lotus World', back in the late 1960s.

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PostPost by: stugilmour » Wed Apr 22, 2020 2:43 am

Most useful part of that 10 minutes was finding out my Federal is called a Lotus Elan + 2 but the later full zoot model is a Lotus Plus 2 ‘S’. That was new to me. :D
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PostPost by: 661 » Wed Apr 22, 2020 11:55 am

trw99 wrote:Lotus themselves wrote on this matter in the official factory organ 'Lotus World', back in the late 1960s.

Tim

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PostPost by: rgh0 » Wed Apr 22, 2020 12:05 pm

stugilmour wrote:Most useful part of that 10 minutes was finding out my Federal is called a Lotus Elan + 2 but the later full zoot model is a Lotus Plus 2 ‘S’. That was new to me. :D


Yes you will see I always talk about my Plus 2 as just that and not my Elan +2, I also talk about my Elan and never my "baby" Elan :lol:

Lotus "naming" is about as inconsistent as Lotus "factory" originality just adds to the joy :roll:

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