<VV> Re: 'Breviations (no corvair)

Dale Gillilan shorinjin@gmx.net
Fri, 30 Jan 2004 11:09:15 -0800


I get tired of acronyms ("nyms" for short), innane abbreviations 
("brevs"), and, especially politically correct ("PC") terms.  So, I 
guess I can side with you.

But, I have to ask.... why do you go by "Bob" instead of "Robert"?  

In reality, nicknames are an indicator of affection, so I guess it 
means those people like their type of cars....

64 Spyder Corvair (SpyVair???)

On 30 Jan 2004, at 12:00, virtualvairs-request@corvair.org wrote:

> Date: Fri, 30 Jan 2004 11:59:27 -0500
> From: Robert Marlow <avanti@carroll.com>
> To: virtualvairs@skiblack.com
> 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
> Chevette.
> 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 name, 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?
> --Bob
> Robert W. Marlow
> avanti@carroll.com