What's In A Name?

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What's In A Name?

Post by Amskeptic » Mon Mar 26, 2012 10:36 am

I have never named a car. Even though I anthropomorphize every thing in this Universe, a name has never made any sense to me for a car. The Road Warrior only came about because over the years I have been asking hundreds of people "is your car a weekend putterer or is it a road warrior?" as we decide what level our Itinerant Air-Cooled day is working towards, and everybody looked at my car and agreed well, it had to be a road warrior. I never referred to my own car as Road Warrior, "good morning Road Warrior, let's get to Montana."

But I bought/inherited a bus with a name, The Ruptured Duck, and it just. doesn't. work. for me. The bus in question has spirit, like all of my cars seem to have, and it is much more like a nice huggable beige brown jersey cow (who nonetheless kept kicking me all the way across the country, like I was some sort of disrespected milkmaid).

It is a step away from its ruptured past of various ruptured repairs and ruptured exhaust system that was killing me off with monoxide, and its ruptured exhaust seats, and it is not that kind of a car when it all gets sorted out. It is a slow meandering soft brown bovine cow that somehow manages to get where its going when you're not quite looking, "is that . . . a cow? up there on the mountain ledge?" Even though it has early tough steering and no power brakes, it has a more female quality than either of my later buses ever did/do. I don't get this, maybe because it requires me to have manners out on the interstates, and the other buses were more ready to get scrappy in the left lane? I don't know.

So, for some weird reason, this bus is Chloe, the cow who best not kick me this summer . . . or I WILL turn you into hamburger.
Chloe? No kicking. Good cow, here's some clover.

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BobD - 1978 Bus . . . . . . . . . . . 111,155 miles
Chloe - 1970 bus . . . . . . . . . . . 206,820 miles
Naranja - 1977 Westfalia . . . . . 103,007 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . . 55,570 miles
Alexus - 1991 Lexus LS400 . . . 78,885 miles

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Re: What's In A Name?

Post by poptop tom » Mon Mar 26, 2012 11:19 am

I was hoping you wouldn't go for Elsie.
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Re: What's In A Name?

Post by Sylvester » Mon Mar 26, 2012 1:15 pm

How now Brown Cow?
Up, up the long, delirious, burning blue, I’ve topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace. Where never lark, or even eagle flew. And, while with silent, lifting mind I've trod, The high untrespassed sanctity of space, Put out my hand, and touched the face of God.

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Post by glasseye » Mon Mar 26, 2012 2:40 pm

Happy Birthday, Chloe. Welcome to the world.



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Post by Amskeptic » Mon Mar 26, 2012 4:40 pm

poptop tom wrote:I was hoping you wouldn't go for Elsie.
Elsie! That's what I was trying to think of . . . . NOT
(Chloe was the first name that hit me just under Bessie (barf) in the list under google search "pet cow names")
BobD - 1978 Bus . . . . . . . . . . . 111,155 miles
Chloe - 1970 bus . . . . . . . . . . . 206,820 miles
Naranja - 1977 Westfalia . . . . . 103,007 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . . 55,570 miles
Alexus - 1991 Lexus LS400 . . . 78,885 miles

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Re: What's In A Name?

Post by brandt » Mon Mar 26, 2012 8:04 pm

I don't like names either but that screams "Buster Brown".

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Post by ruckman101 » Tue Mar 27, 2012 12:31 am

Chloe resonates.

Point of clarification for me please. How is Chloe pronounced. Chlo or Chloee, one or two syllables. One option doesn't pass my muster buster! Lines sometimes must be drawn.

Dang, no really, uhmm mutter something vaguely political rant stand sway stagger, ...uhhhh.

Let's just say I hope your choice of pronunciation notches up the resonating of just gosh dern heart felt assurance amping my own myopic self sabotage.

No pressure.


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Post by Amskeptic » Tue Mar 27, 2012 12:35 am

ruckman101 wrote:Chloe resonates.

Point of clarification for me please. How is Chloe pronounced. Chlo or Chloee, one or two syllables. One option doesn't pass my muster buster! Lines sometimes must be drawn.

Dang, no really, uhmm mutter something vaguely political rant stand sway stagger, ...uhhhh.

Let's just say I hope your choice of pronunciation notches up the resonating of just gosh dern heart felt assurance amping my own myopic self sabotage.

No pressure.


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Pronounced Chloee. Slowy Chloe.
BobD - 1978 Bus . . . . . . . . . . . 111,155 miles
Chloe - 1970 bus . . . . . . . . . . . 206,820 miles
Naranja - 1977 Westfalia . . . . . 103,007 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . . 55,570 miles
Alexus - 1991 Lexus LS400 . . . 78,885 miles

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Post by Amskeptic » Tue Mar 27, 2012 12:39 am

brandt wrote:I don't like names either but that screams "Buster Brown".
Other than early childhood PTSD every time I hear buster . . . the name is already taken.
Colin
( and the spotted dog is called "Spot" and the fluffy kitty is called "Fluffy"
and the brown bus is called "Bus-ter Brown")
BobD - 1978 Bus . . . . . . . . . . . 111,155 miles
Chloe - 1970 bus . . . . . . . . . . . 206,820 miles
Naranja - 1977 Westfalia . . . . . 103,007 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . . 55,570 miles
Alexus - 1991 Lexus LS400 . . . 78,885 miles

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Post by HiRoller » Wed Mar 28, 2012 6:43 am

"Ruptured Duck" .... perhaps the previous owner tribute to one of the medium bombers in the WWII Doolittle group raid on Tokyo, so-named.

Chloe (Klo-ee) the cow ? Works for me.

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Post by dtrumbo » Wed Mar 28, 2012 7:39 am

HiRoller wrote:"Ruptured Duck" .... perhaps the previous owner tribute to one of the medium bombers in the WWII Doolittle group raid on Tokyo, so-named.
You're correct. Occasionally, this was Mike's avatar.

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Post by dtrumbo » Wed Mar 28, 2012 9:58 am

- Dick

1970 Transporter. 2015cc, dual Weber IDF 40's
1978 Riviera Camper. Bone stock GE 2.0L F.I.
1979 Super Beetle convertible.

... as it turns out, it was the coil!

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Post by Sylvester » Wed Mar 28, 2012 5:41 pm

dtrumbo wrote:
HiRoller wrote:"Ruptured Duck" .... perhaps the previous owner tribute to one of the medium bombers in the WWII Doolittle group raid on Tokyo, so-named.
You're correct. Occasionally, this was Mike's avatar.

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My favorite, certainly not the Ruptured Duck on the uniforms. I love Nose Art and someday will paint Samantha on my Bus probably like this:

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Colin, if Chloe were to be a figure, what would she look like? Like the Hookem Cow?

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Up, up the long, delirious, burning blue, I’ve topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace. Where never lark, or even eagle flew. And, while with silent, lifting mind I've trod, The high untrespassed sanctity of space, Put out my hand, and touched the face of God.

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Post by Amskeptic » Wed Mar 28, 2012 5:53 pm

Sylvester wrote:Colin, if Chloe were to be a figure, what would she look like? Like the Hookem Cow?
Only when the oil cooler was still leaking . . .
Colin :blackeye:
( it would have to be a sleepy looking cow just above the treeline on a ledge with the big sky behind) (that's what it felt like when I woke up outside of Lake Tahoe in a boulder field and could not figure how this thing got me there the night before)
BobD - 1978 Bus . . . . . . . . . . . 111,155 miles
Chloe - 1970 bus . . . . . . . . . . . 206,820 miles
Naranja - 1977 Westfalia . . . . . 103,007 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . . 55,570 miles
Alexus - 1991 Lexus LS400 . . . 78,885 miles

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