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Richard Bercot 
Posted: 07-Nov-2003, 08:43 AM
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I usually name my vehicles. I thought since Cars is one of the top subject here why not find out how many out ther names their and a story if the have one.

Ms. Grebe is my 1979 Jeep J10 Pickup Truck.

First of all, it is pronounced Gree - Bee

There is a little humor behind this story. But first you need to know what a Grebe is.

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Complete Field Guide to North American Wildlife
Eastern Edition

Grebes
Order: Podicipediformes
Family: Podicipedidae

These ducklike birds sit low in the water and have thin necks, sharp bills, and no apparent tail: their feet are very much to the rear. They are almost helpless on land, but are excellent swimmers and divers. They hold their heads erect when swimming and run along the surface of the water before taking flight. They fly with neck inclined downward, Most eat aquatic invertebrates and fish.

Any how, I was taught a long time ago that the pronunciation of this birds name was "Gree-Bee". I was out creeking with Melassa one day when we came across some of these birds, and I called them "Greebees" and Melassa (a Science School Teacher and a former Naturalist for the State of Ohio) informed me that it was pronounced "Greeb". We argued about that for a while and she showed me what it said in the "Book". So I quit arguing.

When I bought my Jeep. I informed Melassa that my Jeep's name is "Grebe" (Gree-bee). She tried to argue with me on this again and I said to her that this was my Jeep and I can name her anything I want. We both laughed and it has been that way since 1997. She even gave me a sticker that said Grebe on it with a flying Grebe on it.

And now you know the rest of the story.


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My car's name is "Bessie". I call her that because sometimes she acts like an old cow and I have to coax her to go where I want her to go. tongue.gif


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Posted: 07-Nov-2003, 10:32 AM
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My Justy I called Bubasu, because it was a play on Subaru (obviously).

My fox was named Mulder (get it, Fox Mulder, from the X-files? yeah, it's lame).

My '91 Thunderbird was named Tbert, just because.

Ange's Tercel is called the Tertle, for two reasons. It's close to the actual name of the car, and the damn thing looks like a little burgundy turtle.

My Chevy pickup is called Clark the Supertruck, because it's blue with a Superman decal over tint in the rear window.

My Turbocoupe, I simply call TC, although I sometimes refer to her as oldraven. Plans were to paint it black, and so that would have been appropriate. But I painted it myself, and black shows all imperfections, so Candy Apple Red she be. And TC she stays.


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Posted: 07-Nov-2003, 11:46 AM
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OK mine lacks all sense of thoght LOL

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Posted: 07-Nov-2003, 12:15 PM
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Is it a Beetle?
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  Posted: 07-Nov-2003, 12:44 PM
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I don't have a name for my current car, but my first car I called SOW. It was an acronym for (blank) On Wheels.

Also, I have a friend who named his 2nd car Eddie, after Eddie Vedder, the lead singer of Pearl Jam.


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Posted: 07-Nov-2003, 02:23 PM
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My Subaru Forester's name is Subaru-san (Ryoko-chan to her intimates).

The old Isuzu Rodeo's name was Bertha to me (but The Sneeze to my husband. If you remember the old Isuzu commercials, you know why).

Funny, but I never felt the need to name a vehicle before I had a truck/SUV... Guess it's a redneck thang...


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Posted: 07-Nov-2003, 05:51 PM
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QUOTE (oldraven @ Nov 7 2003, 12:15 PM)
Is it a Beetle?

Nah Honda Accord love Honda's' Their very reliable cars never had anything go wrong with one yet except one service recall but other than that no othger problems.
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My car is a red Ford Escort and he is called Ruairidh, the red one - or Rory hehe the English version. Very surprised that we called my laddies car, a silver Peugeot 306, Calum? wink.gif biggrin.gif


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The current truck was named by the locals "The Surf Truck Of Love" due to the fact that the bed is pretty plush with its black satin sheets, down comforter, boxed in and carpeted storage areas front to back over the wheel wells (for the DVD, wine rack, etc), rolldown black-out curtains....stock looking on the outside but a real pimpmobile on the inside.

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Until recently when I got this oldsmobile, the names I had for my cars can't be printed here.lol oops.gif


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my Cougar was named Kitty
my Camaro was named Christine...yeah the reference is justified lol
and the current car which is my sig others is named Hooptie....good old gal Pontiac Bonneville '85. she's about had her date with the car yard in the sky, but she got us across country before letting her battery die.

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I never named any of my cars - a horrible lack of imagination on my part, but back in the 80's my sister had a Mercury Lynx.
She named it Cuff. Get it? Cuff Lynx? laugh.gif


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Posted: 08-Nov-2003, 12:00 AM
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I never really named my cars either...still getting the list of them together....it's like old girlfriends, you THINK you remember them all but then another one makes herself known......I just usually swore at them: the cars I mean.

The girls I usually left before it really got to that stage.
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my subaru was named "naranjan" after this sri lankan guy i met. i miss it.
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