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#130836 08/01/04 01:05 AM
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I have to admit that I always get taken in by puns. You'd think after all these years I'd know it was coming but TEd does post other stuff so I always take his posts at face value, reading merrily along, all believing and gullible and then....groan, arghhhh!


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#130837 08/01/04 01:39 AM
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Hi, Peggy--welcome to you!! [HUG]


#130838 08/02/04 12:28 PM
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I had a friend who named his truck Toulouse.

ROTFL. I love it. Reminds me of a lass in college who named her Toyota Cressida "Troilus."


#130839 08/02/04 08:27 PM
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Sigmund Freud,
Slightly annoyed
With the theories of others,
Blamed mothers.


#130840 08/03/04 10:16 AM
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I named my supercharged 240Z "Desire." It was, of course, a street car, which to you right coasters is a term sometimes used for a race car which is street legal.



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Where I come from a street car is (or was, they ain' got them no mo) a form of public transport, on tracks and generally electrically powered.


#130842 08/03/04 11:21 AM
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a supercharged 240Z is desirable indeed


#130843 08/03/04 01:32 PM
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I've heard the term "street bike"...don't know that I've ever heard "street car" used in any way but to describe a trolley.


Amy Camus,
As a singer was never famous
Until she changed her name, a year or two back,
To Yma Sumac.


#130844 08/03/04 07:39 PM
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I have friends who are mechanics and I have heard them use the phrase street car or street-legal car to distinguish a vehicle that is still legal to drive on the streets (lights, license plates, catalytic converter, muffler, etc still in place) from one that has been so heavily modified that it can only be used on race tracks. But I don't think it is an entity like a steetcar in the "named desire" sense. It is simply a descriptive term. No one would say "I'm going to go get in my street car."


#130845 09/14/04 11:33 AM
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Poor Coffeebean
Thought it obscene
That, try as she might,
No one would bite...



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