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    Quote Originally Posted by William View Post
    I don't think either of them are dissing people who work with their hands. But, according to my dad, there is a difference between a profession and a trade. A motor mechanic is a trade, just like a carpenter is a trade, an electrician is a trade, and a plumber is a trade. My dad says a profession is characterised by a recorded body of knowledge gained by post graduate university degree, and the recognition of a controlling professional organisation. It is something which requires a particular education (as in LLB or MBBS) before any training is undertaken.
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    So they are two different things - even though professions are often (but not always,) more highly regarded in society - one is not better than the other. Both are necessary, and each serves a different purpose.
    Trades generally operate in a semi-free market niche. Professions tend to operate as "labor trusts" with monopoly privileges and deep and long-standing ties to government regulatory bodies. One big difference: I can work on your car without having a piece of paper from someone that says I can do so. But I cannot work on your body (as doctor, dentist, etc.) unless I have permission to... EVEN if you agree to the work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OGIS View Post
    mouldies?
    Lol, sorry - that what we call our parents.
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    Quote Originally Posted by William View Post
    Lol, sorry - that what we call our parents.
    What do you call the grandparents? Fossils?
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    Some of my favorites are widowmakers. ^

    I never cared for the midget, or that MGA (is that the first photo?). I like the MGB because it looks great and performs well, despite the smallish engine. I kinda feel like James Bond in it. Mine is candyapple red with black interior. Had to get it reupholstered and new carpet on the floor. A fender is fiberglass. Other than that, it's mostly original and looks like new. I went for the '69 because it was the last year that was all-chrome (no rubber).


    I never noticed how similar the Midget and Sprite are.
    Did you know that the Cobra is a rip off from this - the AC Ace? It uses the same chassis and running gear, but has a Ford V8 engine.


    And this is an MGA - I think it's much better looking - in a classic sort of way - than the MGB.



    And lol, the reason the Midget and the Sprite look the same is cos they are the same car. One has an Austin Healy badge and grille, and the other has an MG badge and grille. They were both made by BMC (later British Leyland).

    I'm not yet old enough to get a driver's licence, but I'm very interested in cars - specially vintage cars. My uncle collects them, and he has loads - from a 1930's Jaguar SS100 to a mid sixties Ferrari Dino 246GT.
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    Quote Originally Posted by resister View Post
    What do you call the grandparents? Fossils?
    Gran and Gramps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by William View Post
    Gran and Gramps.
    Called my grannys Mamma mims and Mimi. God rest em.
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