I went back and found the silver ghost one. Sometime it is difficult with so many new posts to not miss an important one from you. Good story.
Must have been exciting being raised on an estate with lots of family members.
Congratulations on the new girl. She will know a lot about cars from her grandfather. And, the stories she will be able to tell someday will be wonderful.
Fran and Gerald,
I see Fran has already gotten to the bottom of this one. Not going to let me researsh go to waste
However, here is what I found on pedantic:
Ostentatious in one's learning.
Overly concerned with minute details or formalisms, esp. in teaching.
Mom gave me two more to share:
The Hillman Imp was reportedly built as a rival to what other British car?
What is the oldest surviving motor racing track in Britain?
Fran, Do you carry a camera in your car? You always have the picture to fit the discussion.
I must to admit some of these jokes are flying over my head.
Tracy, I agree with you that regarding manual chokes the words "panic" and "lack of confidence" describes UK women. That was my problem until Gerald and Mom straightened me out. Both are great teachers and now we have Brian and Fran. I love learning new things and better ways.
PS. Gerald’s quote “as regards language we haven’t started on dialect yet.” Can we begin???