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Re: naming names

To: Will Zehring <>
Subject: Re: naming names
From: "W. R. Gibbons" <>
Date: Wed, 20 Dec 1995 13:05:03 -0500 (EST)
On Wed, 20 Dec 1995, Will Zehring wrote:

> Well, there's been a lot of loose talk the past few days about giving names 
> and/or genders to cars, nurturing men of the '90s, and whether or not the B 
> drives like a guided missle cruiser.  I don't know much about that last one 

> Read on:  In my mis-spent youth, I had a '76 Mercury Capri (remember? the 
> sexy european?).  One winter's saturday some ten+ years ago, I drove it east 
> from Boston, on twisty, snowy highways in western Massachusetts; it was a 

A car you can drive east from Boston should have a boat-type name.  And if
it gets you to western Massachusettes by going east from Boston then I
would suggest the names Nina, Pinta, and Santa Maria, since they were
vessels intended to get to the east by going west. 


   Ray Gibbons  Dept. of Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
                Univ. of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington, VT
        (802) 656-8910

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