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 **[[timelines:​A Brother to Dragons]]**:​ "​Carriages"​. Self-explanatory. **[[timelines:​A Brother to Dragons]]**:​ "​Carriages"​. Self-explanatory.
  
-**[[timelines:​better_weather_less_revolutionary_bloodshed_more_indigestions_-_an_alternate_history_of_the_kingdom_of_hawaii|An Alternate History of the Kingdom of Hawaii]]**: In French-speaking territories,​ small utility vans (analogous to OTL minibuses or camionettes) are called //pemofi//. This is a contraction of the French term //**pe**tit **mo**to**fi**acre//​ ('​small motorcab'​). A typical example of such a car is the ubiquitous [[http://​www.alternatehistory.com/​discussion/showpost.php?​p=6158151&​postcount=99|Archambault Dépendable]]. Seatbelts are referred to as "​safety bands" and were invented and introduced in this TL by the car company [[http://​www.alternatehistory.com/​discussion/showpost.php?​p=6366363&​postcount=104|Johnson-Sperry]].+**[[timelines:​better_weather_less_revolutionary_bloodshed_more_indigestions_-_an_alternate_history_of_the_kingdom_of_hawaii|An Alternate History of the Kingdom of Hawaii]]**: In French-speaking territories,​ small utility vans (analogous to OTL minibuses or camionettes) are called //pemofi//. This is a contraction of the French term //**pe**tit **mo**to**fi**acre//​ ('​small motorcab'​). A typical example of such a car is the ubiquitous [[https://​www.alternatehistory.com/​forum/threads/​1/​post-6158151|Archambault Dépendable]]. Seatbelts are referred to as "​safety bands" and were invented and introduced in this TL by the car company [[https://​www.alternatehistory.com/​forum/threads/​1/​post-6366363|Johnson-Sperry]].
  
 **[[Bring the Jubilee]]**:​ "​Trackless locomotives"​ or "​Minibiles"​. **[[Bring the Jubilee]]**:​ "​Trackless locomotives"​ or "​Minibiles"​.
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 **//​[[OTL]]//​**:​ "​Rallying",​ aka "rally racing",​ is a form of automobile racing that takes place on public or private roads with modified production or specially built road-legal cars. This motorsport is distinguished by running not on a circuit, but instead in a point-to-point format in which participants and their co-drivers drive between set control points (special stages), leaving at regular intervals from one or more start points. Rallies may be won by pure speed within the stages or alternatively by driving to a predetermined ideal journey time within the stages. The term "​rally",​ as a branch of motorsport, probably dates from the first Monte Carlo Rally of January 1911. Until the late 1920s, few if any other events used the term, but after that, it gradually caught on.  **//​[[OTL]]//​**:​ "​Rallying",​ aka "rally racing",​ is a form of automobile racing that takes place on public or private roads with modified production or specially built road-legal cars. This motorsport is distinguished by running not on a circuit, but instead in a point-to-point format in which participants and their co-drivers drive between set control points (special stages), leaving at regular intervals from one or more start points. Rallies may be won by pure speed within the stages or alternatively by driving to a predetermined ideal journey time within the stages. The term "​rally",​ as a branch of motorsport, probably dates from the first Monte Carlo Rally of January 1911. Until the late 1920s, few if any other events used the term, but after that, it gradually caught on. 
  
-**[[timelines:​better_weather_less_revolutionary_bloodshed_more_indigestions_-_an_alternate_history_of_the_kingdom_of_hawaii|An Alternate History of The Kingdom of Hawaii]]**: "​Countryride racing"​ ("​countryriding"​ for short). Particularly reminescent of the cross-country on-road/​off-road sort of OTL rallying, with very European/​Scandinavian-style rules. And unlike in OTL, it is a very popular motorsport in North America (to the point that one of the most famous countryride car legends is an American-built model, the [[http://​www.alternatehistory.com/​discussion/showpost.php?​p=6366363&​postcount=104|Johnson-Sperry Pioneer]]).+**[[timelines:​better_weather_less_revolutionary_bloodshed_more_indigestions_-_an_alternate_history_of_the_kingdom_of_hawaii|An Alternate History of The Kingdom of Hawaii]]**: "​Countryride racing"​ ("​countryriding"​ for short). Particularly reminescent of the cross-country on-road/​off-road sort of OTL rallying, with very European/​Scandinavian-style rules. And unlike in OTL, it is a very popular motorsport in North America (to the point that one of the most famous countryride car legends is an American-built model, the [[https://​www.alternatehistory.com/​forum/threads/​1/​post-6366363|Johnson-Sperry Pioneer]]).
  
 ===== (Theory of) Relativity =====  ===== (Theory of) Relativity ===== 
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 **[[timelines:​Dominion of Southern America]]**:​ "​Armored Steam Tractor",​ commonly abbreviated to "​AST"​. A colloquial term is "Iron Rhino"​. **[[timelines:​Dominion of Southern America]]**:​ "​Armored Steam Tractor",​ commonly abbreviated to "​AST"​. A colloquial term is "Iron Rhino"​.
  
-**[[timelines:​Fight and Be Right]]**: "​Hengst"​. It means "​stallion"​ in German. The evolution of the tank is rather different in this timeline, coming mostly from steadily up-gunned armoured cars rather than the trench-crossers of [[OTL]]. Hence the name "​Hengst",​ which happens to be the name of a particularly ubiquitous German design. The British come at things from a different route, as the Royal Artillery experiment with mounting guns on steam tractors to improve manouvrability. This leads to an even more pronounced Infrantry/​Cruiser tank split than in OTL. Russians translate the term as "​Жеребец"​ (//​Zherebets//,​ Russian for "​Stallion"​). The //PZ// acronym of their famous [[http://​www.alternatehistory.com/​discussion/showpost.php?​p=2482353&​postcount=722|Mikulin-Beriev PZ-6]] model means //Pekhotniy zherebets 6// ("​Infantry stallion 6").+**[[timelines:​Fight and Be Right]]**: "​Hengst"​. It means "​stallion"​ in German. The evolution of the tank is rather different in this timeline, coming mostly from steadily up-gunned armoured cars rather than the trench-crossers of [[OTL]]. Hence the name "​Hengst",​ which happens to be the name of a particularly ubiquitous German design. The British come at things from a different route, as the Royal Artillery experiment with mounting guns on steam tractors to improve manouvrability. This leads to an even more pronounced Infrantry/​Cruiser tank split than in OTL. Russians translate the term as "​Жеребец"​ (//​Zherebets//,​ Russian for "​Stallion"​). The //PZ// acronym of their famous [[https://​www.alternatehistory.com/​forum/threads/​1/​post-2482353|Mikulin-Beriev PZ-6]] model means //Pekhotniy zherebets 6// ("​Infantry stallion 6").
  
 **[[For Want of A Nail]]**: "​Terramobiles"​. **[[For Want of A Nail]]**: "​Terramobiles"​.
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