While I will admit I didn't study linguistics at Trade School I did study dissonance part time.Kevin Johnson wrote: ↑Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:48 amI am just teasing.
I did think linguistics was important enough to study it formally at university and to study four foreign languages. In Europe, learning multiple languages is very unremarkable. Samantha had three spoken within her family as a young child.
Below is a post I made "pre stroke" on the Engine-motor topic:
"I saw it make a difference when I was a kid pumping gas part time at a local ESSO.
The owner, an older gent who spoke in a somewhat mumbled way, one morning told Wilf the mechanic they were changing the motor in an old Chevy sitting in the bay.
While Fred, the owner, went to town to pick up a heater motor Wilf got busy removing the old 6 cyl Engine.
Wilf, smoking a cigarette, proudly had the Engine on the floor by the time Fred returned.
I thought you were going to the wreckers to pick up a motor!!
No, I went to Capital Auto Parts to get a heater motor!!
I don't think Fred and Wilf ever resolved who was right, but that's when I realized there is a difference, or should I say "dissonance".
I've been contemplating and discussing this for over 50 yrs now and can't think of a rational reason to call an Engine a motor.
Most Motor oils proclaim greater "Engine" protection.
Ford Motor Company proudly prints Engine specs in their factory brochures.
They probably now have motor specs for hybrid/electric.
Oddly electrical guys never call motors "Engines".
Disappointingly, many Engine guys post in "Engine Tech" there is no difference.
My guess it the term "motoring" is the source of confusion.
Traveling in a self propelled vehicle.
Jackie Stewart competed in Motor Racing, a sport that involved a complete motor vehicle.
Not just an Engine."
That's what the Engine Masters Challenge is about.