By Craig on March 26, 2018
Car users have created an entire language of their own with words being generated to cover models, structure, parts and even words describing particular events involving cars. Just as fast as cars go, their terms, lingo, and slang have traveled great distances across states, regions and even continents.
In certain countries, these words are used to explain their anatomy, from the "beltline," which indicates the lower edge where the glass ends, to the “stick,” describing the manual gearshift and “whip” which was used when automobiles were first invented to refer to the steering wheel. Some of these words may extend to actions, like “lockup,” “understeer,” and “brake bias.”
On the other hand, different models of vehicles also have their own lingo. Such is the case with “drop head” which is used by the British and if you are an Aussie, the Dunny Door, Bomb-a-door and Commode are all words that also allude to types of vehicles.
How much do you really know about car slang? Would you be able to decipher what was being said if someone used some of the words around you, or would you be totally lost? The only way to test your knowledge is to take this quiz!