Fork vs. Forks

Discussion in 'The Gutter' started by UNDPilot, Aug 15, 2004.

  1. Fork

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  1. UNDPilot

    UNDPilot Guest

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    I work at a local bike shop and I hear the BMX'ers and some trials riders using the term "Forks" when refering to what I would call a "Fork." The term is in a singular tense. What would you say?
     
  2. AndyT

    AndyT New Member

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    What the fuck are you talking about.


    Fork = one


    Forks = two or more.
     

  3. WhiteRavenKS

    WhiteRavenKS Well-Known Member

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    call it a shock.... everyone in the world calls them 'shocks'... if you call them forks you might sound like you know your ass from a hole in the ground.
     
  4. oicdn

    oicdn Guest

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    :rofl:
     
  5. UNDPilot

    UNDPilot Guest

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    Thats what I'm talking about. I hear the term Forks all the time when some one is talking about a single fork. I'm right there with you, "what the fuck!"
     
  6. bwagner

    bwagner New Member

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    I think it's depending on the context.

    "My Fork's messed up" = "my fork is messed up", Right?

    "Fork is" = "Fork's" I might be wrong, I'm half asleep right now:)

    "My fork's is messed up" = WRONG, I think this might be what you're referring to.

    Or do you mean, "I need some new Forks!", VS. "I need a new fork!"
    Not sure, but I'm running late for work
    ~Later
     
  7. hydroboy

    hydroboy "Jak se mas"

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    i say forks, all though i agree it should be fork. i would say:

    "i am getting a new set of forks" even though i know looking at it now its wrong. I dont expect my ways to change.
     
  8. Ed Gildea

    Ed Gildea New Member

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    no man its a dampaner! hahahahahha that was funny
     
  9. silus

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    So if you call it a "fork," what do you say if you just want to talk about the left tube...do you say my "left fork" is f'ed up? There is no such thing as a "left fork" so I think that is why people say "forks."

    Forks
    left fork
    right fork

    Just guessing. I guess you could be proper and say "the left tube of my forks has incurred some damage."
     
  10. mikeschiavone

    mikeschiavone Active Member

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    left leg is the term to use in that situation.

    heres one for you, what do you call the cannondale lefty?
     
  11. WhiteRavenKS

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    you call a lefty a strut... that's what you should call it at least but no one does- they are just more "shocks"
     
  12. Orkje

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    Yeah, this plural/singular problem seems to occur a lot in the English-speaking bikeworld.

    What about "(a set of) (handle)bars", I mean come on...
     
  13. WhiteRavenKS

    WhiteRavenKS Well-Known Member

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    pants... what about pants?