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Re: Audi's: feminine or masculine?

From: Sean Ford <sean@nwh.org>
To: Audi <quattro@coimbra.ans.net>
Date: Wednesday, June 18, 1997 12:05 PM
Subject: Audi's: feminine or masculine?

>How 'bout an Audi philosophical discussion?
>So, silly Audi-related bandwidth for sure, but I get the feeling that
>of you may have given this a quick thought before and wondered, too, what
>gives? Audi's: feminine or masculine?

Funny subject.  But I kinda think that a car is not predetermined to a
particular gender, it earns its gender.

For instance, my brother has an old 911T (' 71).  Her name is Lucy (as in
Lucille Ball).  He's constantly saying...in a Spanish accent, "Lucy, have
you been up to something?", when it's having mechanical troubles.  OTOH, my
former car (a '94 Mustang GT Conv.) had a gender neutral name (the Flexible
Flyer).  I thought it was definitely a male, though.

My new car ('98 A4Q 2.8) is a tough call.  I think it is too sophisticated
to be a man (no offense intended).  Silky, smooth moves, with an 'athletic'
body style and a soft touch.  Yea...my car is definitely a 'she'.

Now for a name...

- Josh Pinkert
- flush@radix.net