Gonzo, get your head out of your ass. Gas the fuel is not the same as gas the vapor. Gas is short for gasoline, just like petrol is short for petroleum. It’s not that complicated, so if you fail to understand it must be because you are a dipshit.
Gas is short for gasoline. What is retarded about that? Petrol is another word for gasoline. Gasoline or “gas” or “petrol” is a derivative of petroleum. Calling it petroleum when it isn’t is pretty retarded if you ask me. Which you didn’t.
It does not surprise me that the same person (stickfigure) who said “rocket surgery” also says petrol. You Brits got it WRONG AGAIN. You do not put petrol or petroleum in your car. Petroleum is a naturally occurring substance in the earth. Gas or gasoline is made from petroleum but is not the same thing….You put gas in your car, you make gas out of petroleum.
And as for you (gonzo). I recommend not being a fucking retard before you try to make fun of American’s again. Go read a book and stay off the porn sites, your brain is melting
Jesus, I was just fucking around ’bout the gas/petrol thing (cuz I couldn’t give two shits or a flying fuck what you call it).
But I’m not fucking around about the science/surgery thing. That’s just dumb.
Hungover Hero: petrol [ˈpɛtrəl] n
(Chemistry / Elements & Compounds) any one of various volatile flammable liquid mixtures of hydrocarbons, mainly hexane, heptane, and octane, obtained from petroleum and used as a solvent and as a fuel for internal-combustion engines. US and Canadian name gasoline.
If I wanted advice on English, would I ask an American?
The overwhelming stoopid in here is doing my head in. How is this conversation still going? And more to the point, why?
I’m usually a fan of arguing for the sake of it, but there are boundaries, dammit! Motherfucking boundaries!
Speaking as an English person; ‘cookies’ is perfectly appropriate. The word ‘biscuit’ means ‘baked twice’, which most English biscuits and all American cookies aren’t (not any more, anyway). Those things they eat in the southern USA that they call biscuits though; those things are baked twice.
Also; ‘sidewalk’ is more sensible because it describes what it’s for.