Mundo in the House

Yuba recently loaned us a Mundo Cargo Bicycle to play around with. Impressions so far? Waaay cool. More to follow… :-)

Yuba

5 Responses to “Mundo in the House”

  • AdamM says:

    Alan, I’m really looking forward to hearing your thoughts on the Mundo. I am considering purchasing a cargo bike and the Mundo is definitely on the list of options.

    I’d love a Big Dummy but the purchase price is just too high, especially here in Australia where they seem to retail for almost twice what they cost in the US. Which leaves the Mundo and the Kona Ute as options I’m considering. My impression of the former is more of a burly haul anything kind of bike, while the Ute is lighter, more like a ‘normal’ bike and less of a dedicated load hauler. Not that I’ve had a chance to ride either of them…

    Thank you in advance, Adam

  • Cullen Carter says:

    What is Yuba?

  • Max Krimmel says:

    Ms. Grammar says “loan” is a noun. The verb is “lent”.

    Yuba recently LENT us a Mundo Cargo…

  • Alan says:

    Not so fast there, Ms. Grammar. From Grammar Girl:

    British Rules

    This rule is still true in Britain, but not in America (1). So in the UK it would be wrong to say, “My mom loaned me her favorite dress.” In the U.K., you’d have to say, “My mom lent me her favorite dress.”

    American Rules

    Some American grammarians agree with the British rule and prefer to use loan as a noun only. One American stickler, Bill Walsh, author of Lapsing Into a Comma, suggests that you consider giving up loaned for lent [quote] “if you don’t want to incur the word nerds’ wrath” (2). Others contend that loan as a verb has been used “vigorously” in American English so it “must be considered standard” (3). In fact, loan has been used as a verb for nearly 800 years (4).

    http://grammar.quickanddirtytips.com/loan-versus-lend.aspx

    Alan

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    1. O’Conner, P. Woe Is I: The Grammarphobe’s Guide to Better English in Plain English. New York: Riverhead Books, 1996, p. 107.

    2. Walsh, B. Lapsing Into a Comma: A Curmudgeon’s Guide to the Many Things That Can Go Wrong in Print—and How to Avoid Them. Chicago: Contemporary Books, 2000, p. 165.

    3. American Heritage Guide to Contemporary Usage and Style. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 2005, p. 284.

    4. Loan. Dictionary.com. Dictionary.com Unabridged (v 1.1). Random House, Inc. http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/Loan (accessed: June 27, 2008).

  • randomray says:

    I’m so conflicted now , chuckle .

 
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