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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 01:45 PM
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Do you name your vehicles? We named our two
Gandalf the Grey, and Strider.

What did you name yours?
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Ptah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 01:58 PM
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1. Route 15 and route 34.
Bus for me.

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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 02:06 PM
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2. LOL.. Hey I thought of you yesterday. Saw that HAIR the movie was gonna be
playing on TV soon. :D
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Radio_Lady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 02:08 PM
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3. The Mercury and the Eclipse.
We're just not that into naming inanimate objects.

And, no, I do NOT have a pet name for my husband's penis. After 36 years, it's just THERE.
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DeposeTheBoyKing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 02:09 PM
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4. My MINI Cooper is "Chequers" and my husband's Lexus is "Lexicon"
We also went so far as to name our navigation systems - mine is "Penelope" and his is "Guinevere." Yes, we're utter dorks!
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DarkTirade Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 02:11 PM
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5. My first care came with a name.
Dino.
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DarkTirade Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 03:35 PM
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26. Car, that is.
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TexasLady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 02:21 PM
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6. Queen Penelope
Queen cause shes a Q45, Penelope for her yellowish white color, which reminded me of Penelope Pitstop's hair. I was sober when this came to me.
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RainDog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 02:44 PM
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14. this gay guy I knew
drove one of those huge boats of a car... some American behemoth and he had license plates that said "QE2"

He was great.
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trof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 05:34 PM
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32. I had an old Lincoln Town Car called 'Abe'.
It was an 'airport car'.
Most airline pilots had one. Mechanically good, but junky enough on the outside so that you could leave it at the airport for several days and it would still be there when you got back.

Bought it from a buddy who transferred domiciles from Boston to Dallas. He had pleaded with me to buy 'Abe'. That's what was on the NH vanity plate.

I didn't really want it.
He really wanted me to have it.
Finally said "Look, I won't GIVE it to you. But I'll sell it to you for $100."
I couldn't turn that down.
One stipulation: I had to keep the vanity tag.
I agreed.

The only thing in good shape was the engine and transmission and the leather interior.
I spent about $300 to get all the bells and whistles working again.
Power seats, windows, mirrors, stereo, 'eyelids' on the headlights, A/C.

Did some bondo work on the body and put on a coat of primer.
Put a coat of plastic 'paint' (dark blue) on the faded vinyl top.
And paid a friend who moonlighted doing body work to paint it battleship gray.

Even had a moon-roof put in.
And now it was too good to take to the airport.
So it was the family buggy for a few years.
It was a dream to drive.
What a BOAT!

The last time I took it in for state inspection, my mechanic said "This is probably the last year it'll pass. You're getting some serious frame rot (NH salty winters) that will cost WAY more than you want to pay to fix."

I put an ad in the paper.
A crusty old yankee redneck was the only guy who came to look at it.
I told him about the frame.
"I'm a logger. I'm gonna make a woods buggy out of it."
Whatever.
He gave me $200 for it.

'Woods buggy' my ass.
A year later I got a notice from some town in Maine about an unpaid parking ticket.
The bastard never re-registered the car and was obviously using it on the street.
I told them I'd sold the car a year before.
:grr:


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fizzgig Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 02:24 PM
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7. i've only give her a gender
she's just 'the girl' although i sometimes call her the b.a.v....busted ass volvo

but the family backup car, otoh, is named murray. he's a 198something wood-paneled buick station wagon. the first time i walked up to him, he told me his name
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Oeditpus Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 02:34 PM
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8. I'm afraid that name would render me too silly to drive
As I'm a great fan of Mary Tyler Moore, whenever said vehicle failed to start on the first or second crank or otherwise disappointed me, I couldn't possibly help but think, "MURray! Murray, Murray, Murray! MURR!"

:D



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fizzgig Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 02:46 PM
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16. i never watched the show
but i'm giggling all the same :D
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RainDog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 02:35 PM
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9. someone named it for me
-who said my little car looked like a baby bentley.


(real bentley, not my cheap baby. wish I had a vintage bentley)

when I had an mgb, a looooong time ago, it was named Fletcher, which had something do with something at the time, but can't remember what. Mine looked like this... I loved that little car... wouldn't mind a vintage mbg either... I don't drive very much... I'm not trying to kill the earth, I promise...)



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grace0418 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 02:36 PM
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10. Charlotte (our Civic) and The Todd (our Outback).
Edited on Sat Mar-15-08 02:37 PM by grace0418
Not Todd either, but The Todd.
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RainDog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 02:37 PM
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11. does your car have a banana hammock?
the todd... as in scrubs?
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grace0418 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 02:38 PM
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12. Exactly. Since I named the Civic, my husband got to name the Outback.
And that's exactly why he chose The Todd. He even has a cargo net in the back, which we of course call the banana hammock.
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RainDog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 02:47 PM
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18. snicker snicker, tee hee
your husband's car has a banana hammock. (say that in a sing-songy voice please) :)

wouldn't you just love to give The Todd a mega wedgie? (the character, not your husband's car.)
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grace0418 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 02:54 PM
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19. Mega wedgie high five!
That character is such an ass but sooooooo hilarious.
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RainDog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 02:59 PM
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20. ...


when I googled this, I found a "what scrubs character are you" site. Guess I'll have to start a thread....
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grace0418 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 03:10 PM
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23. zOMG!
:rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
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Oeditpus Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 02:42 PM
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13. My '66 Chevy, which I sold 26 years ago,
was "the Mule," from the Deep Purple song of the same name. The cool part was, all my friends used it, too.

My '65 El Camino technically has a name because of the personalized plates I chose for it, but I never use it nor even think of it that way. It's just "my truck."



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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 03:03 PM
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21. My hubby loves El Caminos.. but I have never really warmed up to them
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Forkboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 02:45 PM
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15. Left foot and right foot.
:)
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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 03:03 PM
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22. LOL
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Bombero1956 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 02:46 PM
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17. My 2006 Mustang GT
is Maureen after Maureen O'Hara, red with a fiery temper. My blue '99 GT was Babe after the blue ox Paul Bunyan had.
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FloridaJudy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 03:17 PM
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24. In chronological order:
The Chocolate Drop (a brown Nash)
Mehitabel (a blue Ford)
The Pink Lady (a pink Rambler)
Carmen (a red VW bug)
Fat Albert (a gold Ford)
Heffalump (a white MG Magnet)
Gandalf (a gray Citroen Deux Chevaux)
Jabberwock (a blue Chevy)
Madam Butterfly (a red Datsun)
Buttercup (a yellow Nissan)
Miss Dixie (a green Chrysler)

The Chocolate Drop was my family's car in 1949 - I don't go through cars that fast. Gandalf and Heffalump came to very sad ends, guaranteeing I would never, ever buy another French or English car again (mechanical failures that damned near killed me).

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YellowRubberDuckie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 03:32 PM
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25. Libby.
She's a 2004 Blue Jeep Liberty. Not terribly creative, but it works for her.
Duckie
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Fleshdancer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 04:14 PM
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27. I need a name for my car.
She's a cute red convertible mini cooper. I've had her for a year now and she's still nameless. :(
I just can't come up with anything.
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RainDog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 04:55 PM
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28. Elliot! ;)
just went from that thread to this one... :toast:
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Fleshdancer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 05:07 PM
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29. HA!!!!!!
:rofl:


You know...I think that's exactly what I'll name her only because your reply was so damn funny. :D
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RainDog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 07:59 PM
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36. ...


...to you and Elliot. May I be your car's godmother?
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trof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 05:08 PM
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30. One. Big Blue.
It was a 70-something Blue Ford F-150.
Crew cab and long bed.
So long it wouldn't go in the garage, so I got one of those tarp covered quonset type 'garages' to put it in. We lived in the boonies, in the woods, so no neighbors to complain.

The quonset looked like a hangar to me, so I put a windsock on top.
A real boot sock, with red heel and toe. Made a plastic liner, so it really worked.

Blue had no power steering, or, as we joked , it had 'Arm-Strong' power steering. I put what we used to call a 'necker knob', actually from a tractor store, on the steering wheel to help.

I took the rear window out and installed a weatherproof seal so you could crawl through into the back or talk to passengers back there.
Seat belts?
We didn't need no steenkeen seat belts.
;-)
Put a mattress in the truck bed and we used it for road trips when our daughter was little.
And when gas was around 50 cents a gallon.

We had a lot of fun with Big Blue.
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FloridaJudy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 07:49 PM
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35. I'll bet you had "4/55" airconditioning too
All 4 windows open at 55 miles an hour, just like my present beast. Though being a pick-up maybe Big Blue had 2/55 air?

I learned how to drive on my uncle's El Camino, so I know what you mean about "Armstrong Power Steering".
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Common Sense Party Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 05:14 PM
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31. My first car, a beat up, rusty old VW Beetle: "Beelzebug."
It seemed very fitting for the car from hell.
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Connonym Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 05:45 PM
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33. My car has 2 names -- Blue Goo and the Liberalmobile
the latter because of my prolific use of political bumper stickers. My first car was the Nuclear Pickle because it was a really hideous shade of green (sort of reminiscent of that particular neon green you see on the relish used for Chicago Style hotdogs). The other 4 cars in between didn't have enough personality to be named.
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InkAddict Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 05:58 PM
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34. My car's name is Dorothy as in WOZ n/t
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Lydia Leftcoast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 08:00 PM
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37. My first car was a large 1969 Chevy Impala named (only Dorothy Sayers fans will appreciate this)
Impie Biggs.

I had a 1990 gray Dodge Spirit named the Gray Ghost.

Other than that, any vehicles I've driven have been strictly mechanical conveniences.
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JTG of the PRB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 08:03 PM
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38. My car has approximately four different names...
The one I gave it was Big Gray Al. Other friends have christened it the HMS Interceptor, the USS Intrepid, and the Nebuchadnezzar.

I have weird friends. Good thing I'm as much of a dork as they all are!
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struggle4progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 08:46 PM
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39. Plea's Tart
The proper usage is to croon the name over and over, as in
oooo pleastart pleastart pleastart pleastart pleastart
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SalmonChantedEvening Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 09:34 PM
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40. Attila the Hyundai.
:)
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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 10:18 PM
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41. Oh no!! *lol*
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SalmonChantedEvening Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 10:30 PM
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42. yup :D
Before him was a Ford Escort.

His name was Jester. :)
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khashka Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 10:36 PM
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43. Kate
She likes the name


Anthropomorphic Khash.
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Xipe Totec Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 10:41 PM
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44. I reserve that high privilege for thinking machines
The computers in my home network:

Xipe Totec
Golem
Lurch
Mouse
Cypher
FlatFace
Gleemax
Mapachtli
Raptor

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