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Commented on BECAUSE RACE CAR

This is very much an organic meme. On select but varied automotive blogs and forums, “Because…” followed by a grammatically incorrect descriptor is used quite often, with the implication clearly understood. For example, on 2013/10/03, Hooniverse.com commenter octavspot posted this in a discussion about cool tire names: “I know. I know. It’s overkill and it’s not a car tire – but… Michelin Air: Because freaking Concorde, that’s why.” [http://hooniverse.com/2013/10/03/hooniverse-asks-whats-the-coolest-tire-name/#IDComment729057082]

It’s a subtle and rich bit of context. If I say “I would like to own a Delorean because it had stainless bodywork,” it simply means that is my opinion; it does not communicate how deeply held or passionate this opinion is. However, if I say “Delorean. Because stainless bodywork.” It implies that I think stainless bodywork is so universally impressive that there can be no debating its desirability.

Oct 04, 2013 at 04:57PM EDT

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