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Use of the word in the industry "car wash" versus "car wash" I consider

There seems to be some discrepancy in the car wash industry as to where the term “car wash” or “car wash” is more appropriate, that is, whether it’s all one word or two words. Okay, since I’ve been in the industry for almost 30 years myself before retiring, I’d like to discuss this with you for a moment and give you my take on this controversy.

Interestingly, the term “car wash” has been used since the industry began, but many people use “car wash” online, and when they do speak, over the years, it seems to be one or both. Unfortunately, using “car wash” also confuses those who are adamant about correct English, because it confuses the noun with the action of washing a car.

I can say this though, I was instrumental in my career of modifying the English language to use the term “car wash” as both a verb and a noun, and looking back, I like it better that way. Now for most of my career I was on the mobile side of the industry.

No one in the mobile car wash industry uses the word “car wash” to describe their business, and most traditional location-based car washes use “car wash” to describe their operations. That’s why I used the term the way I did, although I bet you could find half a dozen English students or teachers in any school who would disagree with my take on this or the realities of a changing industry and evolving.

So that’s why I think I don’t agree with English teachers, I’ve changed the term over the years and like it better in my own way, plus if you look up the word online the search engines seem find businesses, and they don’t seem to pull many car wash “action” type websites. The world has changed, so it is time for all publishers, English teachers and the public to get used to it and change or let themselves be overwhelmed by the onslaught of real users of the language, and beware, because here comes China with more people who speak English as a second language than the number of people in the US India is next so we’re all going to have to deal with that.

Reading about this word on Wikipedia immediately announces that both uses of the word are common and seems to indicate that either one is perfectly acceptable. I tend to agree with that, and would tell you that when you talk about mobile business, you should always use two words to describe it, and when you talk about a fixed site location, you should generally or mostly use the one word version. , which most in the industry would agree. Actually, I hope this clears things up for you, please consider all this and think about it.

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