Re: nicknames (Re: posting cables)

From: Nicolas Welte (
Date: 1999-08-18 11:55:20

Marko Mäkelä wrote:
> 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.

Isn't a toad that frog-like creature, and the hard cased animal is
rather called a turtle?

I can't remember any special name for a 1541, but it was and still is a
lot of fun to get that squeeking noise by pressing and moving your
fingers over the vents on top of the case ;-)

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