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Re: Tire sealant question

Posted: 12 Sep 2023, 7:10pm
by Pinhead
Please

It is TYRE not Tire

Never understood why this is so misspelt

TIRE is

1. feel or cause to feel in need of rest or sleep. "soon the ascent grew steeper and he began to tire"

2. lose interest in; become bored with.

Re: Tire sealant question

Posted: 12 Sep 2023, 7:53pm
by a.twiddler
Hmm. Surprised that the mods haven't, er, mod -ified the thread title by now. It jars with me, too.

Re: Tire sealant question

Posted: 22 Mar 2024, 2:51pm
by rogerzilla
Pinhead wrote: 12 Sep 2023, 7:10pm Please

It is TYRE not Tire

Never understood why this is so misspelt

TIRE is

1. feel or cause to feel in need of rest or sleep. "soon the ascent grew steeper and he began to tire"

2. lose interest in; become bored with.
I would guess it's because the majority of English speakers spell it "tire", however much we might dislike USian spelling.

Re: Tire sealant question

Posted: 17 Apr 2024, 4:06pm
by Pinhead
rogerzilla wrote: 22 Mar 2024, 2:51pm
Pinhead wrote: 12 Sep 2023, 7:10pm Please

It is TYRE not Tire

Never understood why this is so misspelt

TIRE is

1. feel or cause to feel in need of rest or sleep. "soon the ascent grew steeper and he began to tire"

2. lose interest in; become bored with.
I would guess it's because the majority of English speakers spell it "tire", however much we might dislike USian spelling.
Invented in the UK (Scotland" so the British spelling is correct

Robert William Thomson
Inventor
Robert William Thomson PRSSA FRSE was a Scottish inventor known for inventing the refillable fountain pen and the pneumatic tyre. Wikipedia

Re: Tire sealant question

Posted: 7 May 2024, 2:50pm
by JerseyJoe
Pinhead wrote: 17 Apr 2024, 4:06pm
rogerzilla wrote: 22 Mar 2024, 2:51pm
Pinhead wrote: 12 Sep 2023, 7:10pm Please

It is TYRE not Tire

Never understood why this is so misspelt

TIRE is

1. feel or cause to feel in need of rest or sleep. "soon the ascent grew steeper and he began to tire"

2. lose interest in; become bored with.
I would guess it's because the majority of English speakers spell it "tire", however much we might dislike USian spelling.
Invented in the UK (Scotland" so the British spelling is correct

Robert William Thomson
Inventor
Robert William Thomson PRSSA FRSE was a Scottish inventor known for inventing the refillable fountain pen and the pneumatic tyre. Wikipedia
I always thought it was Dunlop! Did the Scots not invent tarmacadam roads, and er, the bicycle?

Re: Tire sealant question

Posted: 7 May 2024, 2:53pm
by Jdsk
JerseyJoe wrote: 7 May 2024, 2:50pm
Pinhead wrote: 17 Apr 2024, 4:06pm
rogerzilla wrote: 22 Mar 2024, 2:51pm
I would guess it's because the majority of English speakers spell it "tire", however much we might dislike USian spelling.
Invented in the UK (Scotland" so the British spelling is correct

Robert William Thomson
Inventor
Robert William Thomson PRSSA FRSE was a Scottish inventor known for inventing the refillable fountain pen and the pneumatic tyre. Wikipedia
I always thought it was Dunlop!
...
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tire#History

Jonathan

Re: Tire sealant question

Posted: 7 May 2024, 6:09pm
by Pinhead
JerseyJoe wrote: 7 May 2024, 2:50pm
Pinhead wrote: 17 Apr 2024, 4:06pm
rogerzilla wrote: 22 Mar 2024, 2:51pm
I would guess it's because the majority of English speakers spell it "tire", however much we might dislike USian spelling.
Invented in the UK (Scotland" so the British spelling is correct

Robert William Thomson
Inventor
Robert William Thomson PRSSA FRSE was a Scottish inventor known for inventing the refillable fountain pen and the pneumatic tyre. Wikipedia
I always thought it was Dunlop! Did the Scots not invent tarmacadam roads, and er, the bicycle?
I did state Scotland

Re: Tire sealant question

Posted: 7 May 2024, 6:15pm
by Jdsk
JerseyJoe wrote: 7 May 2024, 2:50pm ...
Did the Scots not invent tarmacadam roads, and er, the bicycle?
Tarmacadam:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tarmacadam#Origins

The bicycle, including the contributions of Macmillan, Dalzell and McCall:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_bicycle

Jonathan