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See, at £50 a pop to "name your square" what3words could be swimming in cash!

Alcohol. Sex. Tobacco. Drugs. Chocolate.  Meh! NOTHING in this world is as addictive as an Evora +0. It's not for babies!    

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Currently being investigated as apparently it uses plurals which can be miles apart. So what.three.words and what.three.word both exist but at different locations. A mountain rescue recently got sent to a location miles away. In the end they used GPS on the phone to locate the casualties.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-56901363

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Problem is with homophones - words which are pronounced the same but have different spellings. Plurals are also difficult to distinguish when in stressful situations. The simple solution would be not to use plurals or homophones but I guess then there wouldn't be enough words?

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The problem is going from the spoken word to the written word. Problems mentioned above by @oneshot and also a lot of people have problems with spelling, others have problem with typing.

It's not so much a problem if you are in a situation where you can copy and paste.

It's the same problem with easting and northing co-ordinates on the current national grid reference system.

Some people might find 52.883970, -3.620175 easier than discombobulation.antidisestablishmentarianism. supercalifragilisticexpeealidotiouis

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2 hours ago, Bibs said:

I'm placing a bet that the first car will be called "Robert".

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Alcohol. Sex. Tobacco. Drugs. Chocolate.  Meh! NOTHING in this world is as addictive as an Evora +0. It's not for babies!    

The first guy to ride a bull for fun, was a true hero. The second man to follow him was truly nuts!   

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1 hour ago, mg4lotus said:

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Liz and I had a budgie that could say that. I still have a recording of it. I'll have to find it. He was a great talker once he started. We used to put him on the kitchen bench with a stainless screw. He used to push it around with his beak. Because of the head, it would roll round in circles. He used to chase it round for ages.

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All we know is that when they stop making this, we will be properly, properly sad.Jeremy Clarkson on the Esprit.

Opinions are like armpits. Everyone has them, some just stink more than others.

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16 minutes ago, LotusLeftLotusRight said:

I wonder what name from the graveyard of UK automotive history they’ll dig up next? Reliant?

Jenson (interceptor/healey) again....ideal for JB. How about helping TVR to see if they ever get back into production.

Perhaps they could buy back the rights for the  Kia Elan , and re-launch an Elan M100E  - an electric version.

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Gonna be tough for some retailers to make that vision happen... I assume we'll see some go?

Equally, it would suit Bluewater, Trafford Centre etc.

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On 05/05/2021 at 14:11, LotusLeftLotusRight said:

I wonder what name from the graveyard of UK automotive history they’ll dig up next? Reliant?

Apparently it’s Bristol’s turn today...

https://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&f=23&t=1931406

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13 minutes ago, webfoot said:

Lotus Says It's Open to Selling Off the Tooling Necessary to Build the Elise

Could this be what JB has in mind?

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Geely are selling Volvo shares in a stock market flotation but keeping a majority stake. 

Perhaps we can buy Lotus shares one day, if the plan goes to....plan. 

Justin 

 

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20 hours ago, jep said:

Geely are selling Volvo shares in a stock market flotation but keeping a majority stake. 

Perhaps we can buy Lotus shares one day, if the plan goes to....plan. 

Justin 

 

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-04-13/geely-s-sports-car-icon-lotus-said-to-weigh-raising-1-billion

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10 hours ago, NedaSay said:

I can't read that because I don't subscribe but guess it's more or less as this from the following day ... 

https://europe.autonews.com/automakers/geelys-lotus-said-weigh-raising-1b-ev-shift

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I bought Geely shares just after they bought Lotus. They have not done well, down about 40%.

I also bought Ferrari shares at the same time - which have done better, up around 50%.

Justin 

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