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names for cars
>From: "Daniel R. LeFebvre" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>Subject: nick-names for our cars
>does anybody refer to their car by another name other than "the car."
>for example, although i go to school and live in boston, i still have my
>new york plates on my 5kcst (new york pride!). my plates are unusual
>(attained via the spoils system), and they read (statue of liberty) 8F
>22. whenever i refer to my vehicle, i'll say something like "let's take
>8F 22 [pronounces eight 'F' twenty-two] to the store." now it is to the
>point where my friends also refer to the car as 8F 22. when a lay
>person is around and we speak of 8F 22 and they don't know what we are
>taking about, it is almost offensive, like the owner of a cat not
>knowing it's gender. anyway, interested to see if other people have
>names for their cars, like K.I.T.T. and Michael Knight. (great show).
>86 5kcst 5spd
Built a 1972 Porsche 914 with a 140 hp Corvair engine once - reverse
rotation cam and Corvair to VW transmission adapter - 4 x 1 bbl Carter,
very amusing car when it wasn't rusting apart. Car was known mostly as "The
Sh*tbox", but license plate was "ODNS HMR"
Fun while it lasted . . .