nicknames (Re: posting cables)

From: Marko Mäkelä (
Date: 1999-08-18 11:25:58

On Wed, 18 Aug 1999, ken ross wrote:

> i'd have to change the notes up and loose a lot of the value in
> commision etc . international reply coupons - ask at any main p.o. ;-)

Okay, I made a false guess about your origin.  In the old days it was
easier when there were only academic institutions and big companies on the
net.  So, I change my words about "$1 bills" to "£1 notes".

> alligator  ?
> when you're  delving inside your 8000 that isn't an sk look at it from side
> and it looks like alligator - i was told this term by a chap who'd been
> dealing with cbm's since the old days

Time to get an older PET then, I guess. :-)  Are there any other nicknames
for Commodore equipment?  In Australia, some people call the C64 toad (for
us non-native speakers: that's a very slow animal in a hard case that won
the running competition against the rabbit in a fairy tale), and Germans
call it "Brotkasten", in English bread box or bread case.  The 1541 was
referred to as the toaster at least up here.


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