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WATCH: 'I picked up an STI' - Weird, funny things petrolheads say

2019-02-14 12:00

Robin Classen

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This hilarious video from the guys at Car Throttle shows how motoring jargon can mean something totally different to those not clued up about cars.

Car talk is filled with all sorts of shortened words and weird pronunciations, this is especially true when gathered around a braai where it is a big topic of discussion.

The phrase 'taking my top off' at first might sound like a questionable innuendo to most but it in fact means that a car's cylinder head needs to be removed.


Do you know of any other weird or funny car jargon? Email us



Another phrase that will probably garner some raised eyebrows is a Subaru enthusiast stating something along the lines of 'I picked up an STI'. As a petrolhead you'll know that the said carnut is referring to an awesome Scooby - and not a sexually transmitted disease...

Watch the video:

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