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Language (or bad language)

Be me the first to say that The Pirate King of Cars is no grammarian!

That being said, if something is so offensive or just plain doesn’t mean what The Pirate King of Cars thinks it means – let me know!  We might even fix it.

This is a site that isn’t afraid of bad language.  The Pirate King of Cars has been fruitful and simply doesn’t believe in withholding language from the little pirates!  And I do mean little pirates – from ages 4 to 10 years old.

When you ban something – you give it power.  I will simply not allow that to happen.

Therefore The Pirate King of Cars will on occasion use foul language.  Keep the kiddies away if you must.  Or don’t. Simply put the tyranny of the words “But what about the children!” is not permissible here.

However; it all depends on context.  Bad words without an emotional emphasis are not permitted here.  Nor are ad hominem attacks.  If you have something to say against an idea – attack the idea.  Attacking the person is just plain silly.

Long live the seven dirty words!

And let us weaken the power of those words by no longer censoring them.

Oh, and I must say, as much as The Pirate King of Cars loves Top Gear U.K. – I hate the censorship.  Let us hear the great go Jeremy Clarkson curse like an old sailor!  One day, perhaps there can be a curse off – between Jeremy Clarkson and the venerated Gordon Ramsey!

Disclaimers

The Pirate King of Cars (TPKoc) endeavors to deliver accurate information.  The primary goals of this site are to deliver news, opinions and the basis for car data research to aid the motorist that needs to purchase a new car.

Periodically, we collect information for auto manufacturer web sites.  Fat finger errors can happen.  Please tell us of any errors that you notice and we will correct them as soon as possible.

Also, note that time is a factor with pricing.  The Pirate King of Cars and his crew will be collecting car pricing information; however, some manufacturers change their prices on a quarterly basis (as was once described to me by a car salesman at a Honda dealership – although perhaps he just wanted to sell a car that day).

Potentially, this is a for-profit site.  The Pirate King of Cars and his crew take lots of pictures.  Whenever possible we remove the faces of people from the pictures we take.  If you see a picture with a clear face in it or your face in it – let us know and we’ll alter it to remove the face from the picture unless you give us explicit permission for your face to be on the website.

 

If we transgress legally, it is purely unintentional.  Let us know where we have transgressed and we will correct it.  What we do – is collect publicly available data to produce information to aid the motorist.  Big data not only benefit big business.  The Pirate King of Cars likes to think that data analysis is something we do well and will benefit everyone.

Cookies

Well, me hearties – it seems everyone uses the web these days.  Cookies are a programmers term for unique values that recognize your session, your browser and help keep things going with your web pages.

It is required for websites to work and for this website, specifically to work.  The Top Gear websites have a few words on the topic, and so the Pirate King has followed the gods that are 3 who are one’s example and put a few words here.

Cookies can be used for good and for bad purposes.  Here, cookies on this site are only used to make the programs work appropriately.  If we get advertising up and running then there will be cookies with that as well.

Remember, (From the Pirates of Penzance)

THE PIRATE KING

No, Frederic, it cannot be. I don’t think much of our profession (piracy), but, contrasted with respectability, it is comparatively honest. No, Frederic, I shall live and die a Pirate King.