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What's in a name?

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I did not know where to post this topic. Mods feel free to re-assign the topic. I was always curious about why members chose the call sign for cheers and gears. While some are obvious, others can be a bit more cyptic, while others use just their name. It would be fun to find out a bit more about the C & Gers. I will start off with my sign in name and it's easy once you see my prferred mode of transportation.

PrinzSD

Prinz = part of my last name Prinzivalli

SD = the famed and best motor Pontiac made, the legendary Super Duty 455, hence SD.

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I did not know where to post this topic. Mods feel free to re-assign the topic. I was always curious about why members chose the call sign for cheers and gears. While some are obvious, others can be a bit more cyptic, while others use just their name. It would be fun to find out a bit more about the C & Gers. I will start off with my sign in name and it's easy once you see my prferred mode of transportation.

PrinzSD

Prinz = part of my last name Prinzivalli

SD = the famed and best motor Pontiac made, the legendary Super Duty 455, hence SD.

We did. I guess my search functions weren't precise enough.

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i made my aol screenname a few years ago.... SuperSport for the obvious chevy performance trim, and 623 is my birthday (june 23)

ive used this name for like everything since

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>>"SD = the famed and best motor Pontiac made, the legendary Super Duty 455, hence SD."<<

No props for the 421 SD?

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>>"SD = the famed and best motor Pontiac made, the legendary Super Duty 455, hence SD."<<

No props for the 421 SD?

How can I forget, definitly props to the 421 SD. I have a soft spot for the 455 because I would like to add a73 SD455 Trans Am to my stable.

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"The Ocean Blue" was an alternative rock band popular in the late 80's-early 90's. I was a big fan, and got a license plate that read "OCN BLU". When I got my first pc in '99, I used "ocnblu" as my nick everywhere, and it stuck.
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GM designates all of their experimental/prototype cars as XP-___. The XP-715 is the original Buick Riviera concept car:

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I owned a 1996 Buick Riviera when I joined, and have long loved most all incarnations of the car as they are most often, in my opinion, the perfect blend of muscle and substance and style. I'd still like to cross one of every year before 1977 off my list before I die, as well as a nice example of a '79-'85 model as they bring back fond memories from when I was a kid. I'm thinking a convertible version would be nice.

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I own a '79 Olds Delta 88...Hence Delta...and force for the obvious military connection...

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It's my first name.

And, by accident, it became my call sign. I had meant to make it something else.

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Cool replies, now I know a little more of the members I chat with. It's obvious some of us have an attachment to one of the brands ( and we know some history of our cherished brand) and I can see how some off us get defensive when talk about killing our brand is involved. Lately there has been too much talk about killing Buick or Pontiac. I hope GM can see that killing a brand is not a good idea. Keep the responses coming...I am very interested.

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Mustang is my favorite car, and 1984 was the year of my birth.

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This topic comes around every now and then...

I was born in LA but lived in Seattle to be closer to my parents who were "equity transferees" to the Pacific NW from California (no longer possible to be an "equity transferee" because it's now expensive up there).

I worked with a local a-hole in an architectural firm. He didn't like me, but all the other transplants did. I had to work late one night and told him I might have to call him at home with a question.

Him: You didn't call me last night.

Me: I didn't need to, Issaquah* Todd. (* = a suburb)

Him: Fine, California Bob.

Me: You don't like Californians?

Him: (drawn out) No...I...don't

At any rate, I always tried to get California Bob for e-mail accounts. It's always taken. I then wondered if Trinacria Bob, referring to my parents' native Sicily, would be taken. It never is.

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Well, my name is simple: I love GM vehicles, especially the trucks (GMC most notably, and regardless of how screwed up the company's been in my 33 years of existance); when people ask what kind of vehicles I like the most, I always respond with "I'm a Truck Guy"; and 74 represents the year of my birth (1974) - put it all together and you get GMTruckGuy74.

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Mustang is my favorite car, and 1984 was the year of my birth.

I always found that ironic because your sig has a FireBird in it. :P

But the, my current sig has the Coupe 60 Concept in it. :lol:

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Enzora = Enzo (Ferrari) + Zora (Arkus-Duntov.) I wanted something a little more unique that referenced my love of cars without being too obvious about it.

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Ok, ok...I'll spill the big secret... :smilewide:

Dave(me) + 87 rs (my first car-an 87 Cavalier Rally Sport)= daves87rs

That is all. :P

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As if no one could guess, mine comes from one of my favorite cars -- if not my very top favorite. Besides, the closest runner up, "ElectraEstateWagon," didn't seem to have the same cache. :gitfunky:

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'Usonian' is a term that refers to a housing concept created by Frank Lloyd Wright. It was intended to be a low cost, owner built home which was way ahead of its time. If by some miracle I actually get to build a new house someday, I'd like to build one of these. So, I'm Usonia.

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'Usonian' is a term that refers to a housing concept created by Frank Lloyd Wright. It was intended to be a low cost, owner built home which was way ahead of its time. If by some miracle I actually get to build a new house someday, I'd like to build one of these. So, I'm Usonia.

Cool..I figured there was a FLW connection w/ yer handle. I'm a bit of FLW fanatic myself, have several books on his work, and have toured his home in Oak Park, Taliesin West, and Fallingwater...

As I kid, I wanted to be a car designer...I should have stuck to it and become Chris Bangle (he is from Ohio also).

Though if wasn't a software engineer/architect, I would have liked to have gone into architecture..I love industrial design and building design.

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As far as mine, I'm not sure why I picked 'moltar'..must have been inspired by Moltar The Inperious character on Space Ghost. It also reminds me of MostaB, the German word for something that I caon't remember.

I've been on the internet since the Usenet news groups era of the late '80s in college, have used many handles elsewhere, incl. moltar and 'Cubical', 'Cubicleman' and 'DJ Cubical'. My real name is Rob (NEVER Bob though).

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