<VV> Re: 'Breviations (no corvair)
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, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> Date: Fri, 30 Jan 2004 11:59:27 -0500
> From: Robert Marlow <email@example.com>
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> 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
> 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 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?
> Robert W. Marlow