RE: nicknames (Re: posting cables)

From: COPLIN, Nicholas. (
Date: 1999-08-18 11:50:46

Pets were also called Sphinx (because of their stance)

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Marko Mäkelä []
> Sent:	Wednesday, 18 August 1999 17:26
> To:
> Subject:	nicknames (Re: posting cables)
> 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.
> 	Marko
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