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Offline Lazy Dog

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I was wondering today.......
« on: July 29, 2008, 09:59:19 PM »
why,
1) we all tend to give a name to our dubs,
and,
2) whether fellas will lean towards boys names and laydees towards girly names?
All I've owned have been T2 campers, 5 and counting and they've all been boys, they just don't look girly to me???
Whatcha think?
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Re: I was wondering today.......
« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2008, 10:13:20 PM »
I don't name mine, they're cars...   ::)

I sometimes call them names but that's not the same ;)

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Re: I was wondering today.......
« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2008, 10:32:13 PM »
Good man Trev, kick it off with a provocative statement, in general I'd agree, I've had a few classics cars in the past, loads of bikes, old and modern and they've all been "its", but dubs just seem to need a name.............?
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Re: I was wondering today.......
« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2008, 10:39:14 PM »
Mine have names

Heap of shit 1
Heap of shit 2

My work van gets called "the big heap of shit"
My girlfriends car gets called "useless peice of shit".....Sometimes she calls me that too. ;D


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Re: I was wondering today.......
« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2008, 10:49:58 PM »
Mine have names

Heap of shit 1
Heap of shit 2

My work van gets called "the big heap of shit"
My girlfriends car gets called "useless peice of shit".....Sometimes she calls me that too. ;D



  :D :D :D :D
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Re: I was wondering today.......
« Reply #5 on: July 29, 2008, 10:57:20 PM »
why,
1) we all tend to give a name to our dubs,
and,
2) whether fellas will lean towards boys names and laydees towards girly names?
All I've owned have been T2 campers, 5 and counting and they've all been boys, they just don't look girly to me???
Whatcha think?

I have always named my cars....vw or otherwise, a few remained nameless, but on the whole they had names  ;D

Citroen 2CV - Albert Reginald (because he was 'A' Reg ;D )
Citroen Acadianne - Pinky (it was a pinky shade of beige  ;D)
Alfa Romeo Arna - Arnie
Mk II Ford Escort 1 - Bertie the B*stard
Mk II Ford Escort 2 - Yoric
Mk II Ford Escort 3 - Goldie (yes, it was gold ::) )
Talbot Solara (now that's a classy car!) - Tim
Peugeot 205 - Jimmy
Peugeot 306 - Merv the Derv
Range Rover (not mine, but mine to use) - Perky - because it had a Perkins engine, out of a combine harvester....the ultimate diesel engine  >:D

There's a few I've forgotten ??? ...will update my list when I remember which ones I've missed  :D

Always had a rule that my cars were boys....but for some reason, the beetles mainly seem to be girls....Tipsy, Winnie, Ellie...Tango

The family Land Rover was called Lucy.
The horse lorry never got named  ???
My brother's first 3 cars were Edna, Esmerelda and Ethel, respectively, all Mark I Ford Escort Estates ;D
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Re: I was wondering today.......
« Reply #6 on: July 30, 2008, 10:12:11 AM »
Funny cause I thought the manufacturers named them for us!  ::)  ;D

I have my MG, which is called MG, or the B, or Morris if you want to give it a name.
My Volkswagen is called the Volkswagen, the van, the bus, the camper and thats about it. Usually the van though.

I tend to find its more British people who name their cars or vans. I see it all the time on Club80-90 and on other UK websites more than I see it here.
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Re: I was wondering today.......
« Reply #7 on: July 30, 2008, 10:57:30 AM »
Any vehicle that I own is called the Shizmobile  :batman

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« Reply #8 on: July 30, 2008, 11:01:04 AM »
I had no choice, the kids named it but i'd agree.

I've never named a car and the van is just that..the van  ;D

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Re: I was wondering today.......
« Reply #9 on: July 30, 2008, 08:44:15 PM »
I don't name mine, they're cars...   ::)

I sometimes call them names but that's not the same ;)

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Re: I was wondering today.......
« Reply #10 on: July 30, 2008, 10:23:16 PM »
My beetle has a name but only cos someone else gave it a name.  And yes Caroline all beetles are SHE  :thumbsup