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Re: Have you named your car?

Posted: Wed Jul 21, 2021 4:19 pm
by Daveion
hungerdunger wrote:
Wed Jul 21, 2021 3:15 pm
I haven't named the car itself, but I DO have a name for the "Hello ID" lady.

Unfortunately I don't think this forum is a suitable place to mention it!
😂

Re: Have you named your car?

Posted: Mon Sep 06, 2021 10:54 am
by BrEEdAA
Electra 😍

Re: Have you named your car?

Posted: Mon Sep 06, 2021 11:03 am
by slef2003
Please help me understand why people call inanimate objects personal names as I really do not understand! A car is a car it will be the "the car" or the "effin car" if it is not working! I can understand puggy as that is shorter and easier to say peugeot (partner has a puggy)

Re: Have you named your car?

Posted: Mon Sep 06, 2021 11:19 am
by Utumno
slef2003 wrote:
Mon Sep 06, 2021 11:03 am
Please help me understand why people call inanimate objects personal names as I really do not understand! A car is a car it will be the "the car" or the "effin car" if it is not working! I can understand puggy as that is shorter and easier to say peugeot (partner has a puggy)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthropomorphism

It's human nature.

Re: Have you named your car?

Posted: Mon Sep 06, 2021 11:21 am
by Utumno
slef2003 wrote:
Mon Sep 06, 2021 11:03 am
Please help me understand why people call inanimate objects personal names as I really do not understand! A car is a car it will be the "the car" or the "effin car" if it is not working! I can understand puggy as that is shorter and easier to say peugeot (partner has a puggy)

Our current car is "That Rattly Creaky Piece of S**t, I Told You We Shouldn't Buy It". I'm not sure if that's anthropomorphised, or simply proving your point 😆

Re: Have you named your car?

Posted: Mon Sep 06, 2021 12:02 pm
by monkeyhanger
slef2003 wrote:
Mon Sep 06, 2021 11:03 am
Please help me understand why people call inanimate objects personal names as I really do not understand! A car is a car it will be the "the car" or the "effin car" if it is not working! I can understand puggy as that is shorter and easier to say peugeot (partner has a puggy)
Pug is shorter than Puggy.

I don't understand why people would give affectionate names to their car either. Did you ever see the Louis Theroux program about "car lovers" in America? There were people literally having a fluid exchanging relationship with theirs and other people's cars.

Re: Have you named your car?

Posted: Mon Sep 06, 2021 12:35 pm
by Utumno
monkeyhanger wrote:
Mon Sep 06, 2021 12:02 pm
slef2003 wrote:
Mon Sep 06, 2021 11:03 am
Please help me understand why people call inanimate objects personal names as I really do not understand! A car is a car it will be the "the car" or the "effin car" if it is not working! I can understand puggy as that is shorter and easier to say peugeot (partner has a puggy)
Pug is shorter than Puggy.

I don't understand why people would give affectionate names to their car either. Did you ever see the Louis Theroux program about "car lovers" in America? There were people literally having a fluid exchanging relationship with theirs and other people's cars.

Americans though :roll: