Peevy on the grammar

Discussion in 'Odds & Ends' started by max, Sep 27, 2007.

  1. max

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    Boy, I dislike motorcyclists calling themselves "cyclists" instead of "biker". This gets confusing. . . and anyway, they're not really pedaling their motorcycles!

    Is this because "cyclist" is perceived as a more elite, upper class word, than "biker"?
     
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  2. PM_revisited

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    Since when? Not in my day (about a decade ago when I was riding...)
    I remember it was incorrect to even refer ourselves as "drivers", but instead motorcyclists had to be referred as "riders".
     
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  3. rommil

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    Usually cyclists are fitter than bikers....
     
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