Fri, 30 Jan 2004 11:20:04 -0600
Do remember that you posted this message on the VirtualVAIRS email list!
hee hee hee
Once a friend of mine set me up on a blind date with a banker lady who drove
a 1986 Vette. I am sure she HAD to have noticed the look on my face when I
found out that the Vette she drove (like the one you mentioned) was a
Chevette. I equated it to opening a present to only find an empty box.
PS Please encourage folks to buy raffle tickets for the car to be given away
at the convention in June...Many, many dollars are being spent on that car
and the money is not paying labor...it's all new parts!
> From: Robert Marlow[SMTP:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: Friday, January 30, 2004 10:59 AM
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> Subject: <VV> 'Breviations
> Yesterday, Seth Emerson forwarded an amusing story of a guy trying to get
> his Camaro into and out of his driverway in the snow and ice. In that
> story, the guy from time to time referred to his car as his 'Maro.
> Eww. My ears hurt. I've never particularly liked abbreviated car names,
> and it is a phenomenon that seems to affect Chevrolets particularly.
> 'Vette. 'Vair. I've even seen, in print, 'Velle. God help me, I've even
> seen 'Bu. Yech. But this was my first encounter with 'Maro.
> A friend used to like to boast that he drove a 'Vette. He did. A
> As the editor of my local club's newsletter, I'm fairly aggressive about
> editing out "Vair" and replacing it with "Corvair." I'll admit, it's a
> personal quirk. There are other chapters that use "Vair" in the club
> and still more that use "Vair" in the newsletter name. It's a cute pun at
> times, such as Vair Force and Vair Mail, but it still creeps me out.
> Anyone else bothered by this?
> Robert W. Marlow
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