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Postby drafter » Mon Jul 06, 2020 3:24 pm

Who changed the definition of "Cheap"?
When I hear "cheap" I think "poor quality". How about you?
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Re: Cheap

Postby Mike Amos » Mon Jul 06, 2020 9:40 pm

"Cheap" does not necessarily mean rubbish or poor quality, a Ford is a "Cheap" car compared to a Ferrari but on real roads can do pretty much the same job much more "Cheaply".

When I was a kid there was a name for "Cheap" Pine used as a basis for kitchen cupboard chassis, "Gash" Pine. Yes it's a London term but there are better terms to suggest something is of low quality and the word cheap is used for too many different meanings so perhaps local colloquial language is another key?
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Re: Cheap

Postby juju » Mon Jul 06, 2020 9:55 pm

Yup, pretty much the connection people make to the word here as well.

I use different terms if I don't want to sound derogatory:
- cheaper project = value engineered project
- cheaper = more economically viable
- cheap = inexpensive

:-P ;)
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Re: Cheap

Postby pbacot » Mon Jul 06, 2020 9:57 pm

Like the Ford example. Some things we hope to be "cheap", meaning inexpensive, but serviceable. Also a person can be cheap, meaning they won't spend money even at a reasonable cost. Some other uses are too derogatory to mention. But it also means something that is poor quality. This is my experience in the US anyway. A common warning: "Those aren't exactly cheap."is more about the cost than the quality.
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