Different Language?

A. Maberry maberry at U.WASHINGTON.EDU
Wed Jun 16 15:25:18 UTC 2004

On the other hand, it could simply be because the site is devoted to particular models of Mercedes-Benz automobiles there is limited interest in the United States. It could be that these models are not widely considered as classic cars in the US (but *are* considered such in Britain). There is certainly a large number of US websites devoted to classic Benzs. Personally, when I think of a classic Mercedes it is from the 1950s or earlier or something extraordinary like the gull-wing.


On Wed, 16 Jun 2004, Barnhart wrote:

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> Dennis, you're probably right that the issue may be cultural.  With all
> due respect for your linguistic expertise, you are wrong in your opinion
> that Americans do not care a hoot for classic cars.  The reason may be
> that Americans with this interest are disinterested in the Web.  They are
> probably in their garages working on their cars if they are not out on the
> road showing them off.
> Love you Dennis, but you're off on this call.
> Regards,
> David
> barnhart at highlands.com

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