Re: [CE-L] Usage: Changing a tire or changing a wheel

Subject: Re: [CE-L] Usage: Changing a tire or changing a wheel
From: Chris Morton <salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 20 Jun 2018 09:52:08 -0400

I grew up in SE Michigan, where both my stepfather and eldest brother were
Ford execs. I learned to drive on Woodward Avenue
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M-1_(Michigan_highway)>, the first (and
longest) four-lane divided highway in the world. In other words, mine was a
total car culture growing up.

I've always changed a tire if it went flat. The only time I ever changed
wheels was when I wanted to mount some sporty-looking ones to replace the
plain-jane ones that came from the factory.

Chris Morton
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On Wed, Jun 20, 2018 at 9:44 AM, <eoxman -at- 012 -dot- net -dot- il> wrote:

> I would change the tire, unless of course the wheel had been damaged. Then
> I would change that also.
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> Edna
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> Edna Oxman
> Copy editing and proofreading
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> "Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life's coming
> attractions." - Albert Einstein
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> *From:* levi bookin <levi -dot- bookin -at- gmail -dot- com>
> *Sent:* Wednesday, 20 June 2018 16:42
> *To:* CE-l <copyediting-l -at- list -dot- indiana -dot- edu>
> *Subject:* [CE-L] Usage: Changing a tire or changing a wheel
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> Author is English, but is writing for an American readership, although he
> does not take such details into consideration.
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> While contemplating the word "tyre," it occurred to me that drivers do not
> change a tire, they change a wheel.
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> The style of the book is fairly chatty. Am I being too pedantic?
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> Levi
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