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Meet Emma!

Posted on 2010.10.02 at 22:36
Current Mood: fullfull
Current Music: Baby You Can Drive My Car - The Beatles
For the first time in 18 years, I am a car owner! To make a long story short, I have re-evaluated some personal priorities and have come to the conclusion that I value the mobility a car would afford me.

I looked at a couple other cars before settling on this one. At this dealership, it is standard procedure to take a photo of the happy new car owner next to their acquisition. I insisted that our salesman Frodo stand with me in the photo (OK, his real name is Tim).

I mentioned the name Emma in the title of this post. It’s the name I’ve christened the new car with. It’s a Dodge Avenger, you see. Emma Peel was one of the Avengers. If you have no idea what I’m talking about, I have nothing further to say on the subject.


(Anonymous) at 2010-10-04 17:37 (UTC) (Link)

Emma or Diana? or Steed or Macnee?

When it comes to personification of automobiles, the most frequent moniker I throw at them is "pig". This is usually when they're being hesitant, as in: "C'mon, you pig!". Other than that, the only hint at gender comes from the marine tradition of boats being female. The interior of any vehicle I have owned would aptly be called a "cabin" and not a "cockpit".
-- ggreen
charlesofcamden at 2010-10-04 19:27 (UTC) (Link)

Re: Emma or Diana? or Steed or Macnee?

I've been consistently inconsistent in my naming of vehicles. The '61 Valiant was dubbed "The Green Ghost." It wasn't actually named that by me, but rather by a friend, but the name stuck. Then there was the '64 Dodge, which was nicknamed "EP." For the sake of discretion, I will not here state what EP stood for, so if you don't recall, ask me in person sometime. So this is the first time I've had a car with a proper human name. By the way, CC had a Ford a couple years ago that she named "Harrison."
(Anonymous) at 2010-10-05 14:13 (UTC) (Link)
Welcome back to car ownership, Chuck! She's a beaut! Her whiteness wouldn't last a day by my house! (dirt roads-lol) -Middle Sis
charlesofcamden at 2010-10-05 20:03 (UTC) (Link)
Indeed! As you might well imagine, color was not one of the criteria I walked into the dealership with. Since I bought it from Enterprise, and their stock consists entirely of decommissioned rental or fleet cars, the range of colors is pretty tame. Come to think of it, white is probably the flashiest color they had. I'm hoping I'll get a chance to drive it to MI soon, and perhaps I can test out your dirt roads myself!
beth_green at 2010-10-07 17:42 (UTC) (Link)
I got here via Twitter, so at first I didn't really see the car. All I noticed was the subject line and the picture and I thought, "Emma is an odd choice for a guy's name; but he's short, so maybe he used to be a she."

charlesofcamden at 2010-10-07 19:34 (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, not only does he have a weird first name ("Emma"), he also has a weird last name ("Nem"). Takes all kinds, I guess.
ext_273663 at 2010-10-18 23:58 (UTC) (Link)


OK, So when do we get to see Emma in black leather, with a whip?

I had a friend who named her car: "Madam"
So she could say: "Madam car did this," or "Madam car broke down.."

charlesofcamden at 2010-10-19 00:14 (UTC) (Link)

Re: Emma

Wish I could show you the video... but what happens in the garage STAYS in the garage. I will say this much though: really looking forward to Emma's first lube job & front end alignment.
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