RE: [CR]Mudguards to us .Fenders to you!


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Date: Mon, 28 Nov 2005 17:42:40 -0500
To: kohl57@starpower.net, doug@kingsweir.plus.com, classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
From: Sheldon Brown <CaptBike@sheldonbrown.com>
Subject: RE: [CR]Mudguards to us .Fenders to you!


Peter Kohler wrote:
>Well, for starters, the term "fenders" sets my teeth on edge!

It shouldn't, this is the standard term in U.S. English.

Most automobile parts as well as many bicycle parts have different names in U.S. vs British usage, since these devices were introduced after the Revolutionary War.

It doesn't mean that one is wrong and the other is right, might as well complain that the French have different names too!

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