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Posted: 4/9/2002 10:41:14 AM EDT
Does it bother anyone else when people call their pickup/SUVs trucks. I guess in my part of the world, people called pickups, pickups. The use of the word truck was reserved for 2ton and larger, tandom axel or tractor-trailer type rigs. SUVs were called Suburbans, Broncos, Exploders, etc... Not trying to start anything here, well maybe alittle, but it seems that in the past year or three-trucks has been deemed the catch-all phrase. Why?
Link Posted: 4/9/2002 10:46:37 AM EDT
What part of the world are you in? Down in Texas, I call 'em all trucks. a "pickup" as you call it, is a "pickup truck", and we usually shorten it to the last word, 'truck'. SUVs are generally built on the same chassis as 'trucks', so they are trucks too.
Link Posted: 4/9/2002 10:46:50 AM EDT
Same as the people who call an AR an Uzi.
Link Posted: 4/9/2002 10:50:04 AM EDT
Link Posted: 4/9/2002 10:56:32 AM EDT
Hmm, I noticed this alot when I went away for school. Everything was a truck and I felt stupid for saying pickup. Then I go back to western Kansas, Eastern Colo, SW Nebraska, SE Wyoming and you are looked upon as an idiot and outed for saying truck. Not to mention get a rather long lecture about the differences between a truck and a pickup. What a strange world we live in
Link Posted: 4/9/2002 10:57:26 AM EDT
Last time I checked, my Dodge Ram 1500 was a TRUCK!
Link Posted: 4/9/2002 10:58:12 AM EDT
I call my truck a truck! [img]http://www.stopstart.fsnet.co.uk/smilie/vroom.gif[/img]
Link Posted: 4/9/2002 11:06:12 AM EDT
I dunno... when I had my 69 C20 and my 80 C10 I needed to get a PA Truck license plate.
Link Posted: 4/9/2002 11:13:01 AM EDT
My "little" Jimmy 4-dr. 4x4 says: [red]GMC Truck[/red]--- right there on the tailgate. It's a Truck. Keep on Truckin'... [:D]
Link Posted: 4/9/2002 12:30:10 PM EDT
Link Posted: 4/9/2002 12:38:40 PM EDT
Or Suzuki Samurais being called "Jeeps."
Link Posted: 4/9/2002 12:48:54 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/9/2002 12:58:43 PM EDT by Dukota]
Or Toyota Landcruisers being called Jeeps. I call it what it is. If it is a Suburban, I call it a Suburban, if it's a Durango, I call it a Durango. I have just never considered these suv's to be trucks. They are grocery getters. The station wagons of the 90's.
Link Posted: 4/9/2002 12:59:50 PM EDT
A truck by any other name is still a.......[:O]
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