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#101 MonzaDriver

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 22:06

I think there must be a language barrier problem here. This MonzaDriver post is entirely unjustifable and sullies an otherwise fascinating thread. Delete?



If there are some language barrier problem,
help me in understand the real meaning of those phrases of Peter Elleray:

Is it safe to come out over the parapet?

i am right in thinking this started out as a lotus thread aren't I?

Above all the second one. Because to me doesn't relate to the rest of his post.

Thank you in advance.
MonzaDriver



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#102 kayemod

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 22:15

If there are some language barrier problem,

MonzaDriver


It's not all bad, I'd say this is progress of a sort. It must be the first time MonzaDriver has got upset about something and not tried to pin all the blame on Colin Chapman.


#103 mfd

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 22:28

It's not all bad, I'd say this is progress of a sort. It must be the first time MonzaDriver has got upset about something and not tried to pin all the blame on Colin Chapman.

Rob, I'm not sure our English humour translates.

#104 MonzaDriver

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 22:32

It's not all bad, I'd say this is progress of a sort. It must be the first time MonzaDriver has got upset about something and not tried to pin all the blame on Colin Chapman.


Well in the meantime you were writing, in fact,
I was wondering about if there is some relationship between Colin Chapman
and the fact that sometimes I dont understand at all person's saying in this forum.
Just as soon I'll find out I will let you know Kayemod..............
This remark was really funny Kayemod................
Grazie, Ciao.
MonzaDriver


#105 bradbury west

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 22:48

....houses Caterham R&D for the road car division which is about to expand in a deal with Renault...Lotus 7 anyone?

OT a little, but Lotus connected.
http://www.dailymail...s-vehicles.html
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#106 Nigel Beresford

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 23:12

If there are some language barrier problem,
help me in understand the real meaning of those phrases of Peter Elleray:

Is it safe to come out over the parapet?



E come Peter ha detto "Posso parlare ora senza paura?"... Can I now speak without fear?

Edited by Nigel Beresford, 06 November 2012 - 23:15.


#107 arttidesco

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 23:32


i am right in thinking this started out as a lotus thread aren't I?

I think this is English humor Peter knows the answer to the question and is acknowledging he has drifted off topic, while still remaining with in the outer bounds of the topic as introduced by a third party in post #46 :wave:



#108 Slurp1955

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 09:12

Indeed. Far too good looking to be any Toleman. It's a Renault.

DCN


I remember a few years ago Ron Dennis was fond of calling the lesser F1 teams "track-cleaners". I think the Toleman TG183B is possibly
the only F1 car actually designed to be a track-cleaner :)

Edited by Slurp1955, 07 November 2012 - 09:44.


#109 arttidesco

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 09:34

I remember a few years ago Ron Dennis was fond of calling the lesser F1 teams "track-cleaners". I think the Toleman TG183B is possibly
the only F1 car actually designed to be a track-cleaner :)


One wonders where would Ron be without a multitude of track cleaners ?

Cleaning the track for Red Bull and Ferrari perhaps  ;)

#110 MonzaDriver

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 09:37

i am right in thinking this started out as a lotus thread aren't I?

I think this is English humor Peter knows the answer to the question and is acknowledging he has drifted off topic, while still remaining with in the outer bounds of the topic as introduced by a third party in post #46 :wave:


Thank you Nigel, Thank you Arttidesco,
I dont think this is British humor.

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To my humble opinion the reply of Kayemod it's intelligent, wit, and probably full of British humor.

Ciao, MonzaDriver.

#111 Tim Murray

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 09:57

MonzaDriver, you are so very wrong. The only person being rude or impolite in this thread is you. Please - no more. :)

#112 Nigel Beresford

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 09:59

No, I don't interpret any of Peter's posts as being anything other than those of someone trying to give an accurate explanation of the difference between the audi and the Bentley. I don't see the "Superior" attitude you are seeing. It's something that is being introduced by your translation.

I don't think anyone comes here to do anything other than share knowledge and learn. If they want a fight they can get one much more easily at the RC threads, which seem like a kids playground.

This place is for mature adults, surely?

#113 mfd

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 10:15

No, I don't interpret any of Peter's posts as being anything other than those of someone trying to give an accurate explanation of the difference between the audi and the Bentley. I don't see the "Superior" attitude you are seeing. It's something that is being introduced by your translation.

I don't see it that way either.

Edited by mfd, 07 November 2012 - 10:15.


#114 Slurp1955

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 10:17

One wonders where would Ron be without a multitude of track cleaners ?

Cleaning the track for Red Bull and Ferrari perhaps ;)


And Kimi  ;)

#115 arttidesco

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 10:51

And Kimi ;)


How the mighty have fallen :eek:

#116 Twin Window

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 10:56

I think the 'Lotus' topic has run its course but this thread has also incorporated some valuable insight on another subject, namely the recent Bentley Le Mans project, with the record books set straight once and for all by its project leader Peter Elleray. For that we should be most grateful.

Unfortunately a member with a hitherto unblemished record has misinterpreted some comments and has caused a little friction. I shall drop him a line. But don't let that issue detract from the very interesting history lesson we've been given here.

Thread closed.