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rideOn

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a personality?
« on: April 06, 2010, 01:52:28 PM »
I made a post on my zuki forum recently and read back over it. I referred to my bullet as a 'who'. I ain't hardly no english major, but I think 'who' refers to people and 'what' to things. hmmm.   :P
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Re: a personality?
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2010, 03:08:53 PM »
Your being entirely to analytical. Go for a ride!  ::)

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Re: a personality?
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2010, 03:43:25 PM »
i'm just asking, 'is a bullet a people or a thing?'
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Re: a personality?
« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2010, 04:20:45 PM »
For what its worth I think of my Enfields as masculine. (Spanish conjugation comes to mind)

But its a Thing,,, almost akin to an infection or disease....
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Re: a personality?
« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2010, 05:04:34 PM »
Well mine is a girl and she's stubborn like one too.  Named her Luna... but I should've named her Christine.  She and I were hanging out at the bike shop the other day when one of the guys started talking smack about her and then was rewarded with instant karma by tripping over a hose and falling on his ass.  My mechanic then cursed at her exhaust system and instantaneously snapped his pliers in half as soon as he touched her.

Don't talk smack to my bike, she understands English well.

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Re: a personality?
« Reply #5 on: April 06, 2010, 05:05:31 PM »
     If you are going to personify, ANY motorcycle has to be female. Just when you think you have everything all figured out, then just like your wife, she will prove you wrong. Even if you are right.

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Re: a personality?
« Reply #6 on: April 06, 2010, 05:15:31 PM »
Ah,  but an RE is so simple,  if it was overly complex it would be more female to me,  one of those new BWMs for example, where it takes hours of work just to get to the bits underneath....    ;)..
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Re: a personality?
« Reply #7 on: April 06, 2010, 06:47:02 PM »
You only need to start worrying when you refer to your RE by the name you you give it, and refer to your wife as just "my wife". Then you know you have issues. ;D

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Re: a personality?
« Reply #8 on: April 06, 2010, 08:56:35 PM »
Br. Paulie, I think I have issues!  :D
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Re: a personality?
« Reply #9 on: April 06, 2010, 09:22:50 PM »
Br. Paulie, I think I have issues!  :D
You my friend, with that response, have won a weeks free re-hab.....with Tiger!  ;D

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Re: a personality?
« Reply #10 on: April 06, 2010, 09:53:15 PM »
:D :D :D

Quite frankly, my dear brother Phil, I absolutely meant that as a joke.  Graciela and I will, God willing, celebrate our 42nd anniversary in September!  In fact, my 2005 Hinckley Bonneville was named Dama Graciela (Lady Grace)!  Besides, I was never any good at the game of golf!  And, when I played beisbol as a kid in Cuba, I was so slow that I used to run into myself rounding third base!  I am very well coordinated and this makes me an Ace in the Saddle!  :D
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Re: a personality?
« Reply #11 on: April 06, 2010, 09:59:06 PM »
Hey, guys and gals, I just realized that the previous response made go over the 2,000 post milestone! 

WOWZAA, BABY!!!
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Re: a personality?
« Reply #12 on: April 06, 2010, 10:09:05 PM »
Well mine is a girl and she's stubborn like one too.  Named her Luna... but I should've named her Christine.  She and I were hanging out at the bike shop the other day when one of the guys started talking smack about her and then was rewarded with instant karma by tripping over a hose and falling on his ass.  My mechanic then cursed at her exhaust system and instantaneously snapped his pliers in half as soon as he touched her.

Don't talk smack to my bike, she understands English well.

Christine... Thank god it doesn't have a hood to snap shut on your hand!
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Re: a personality?
« Reply #13 on: April 06, 2010, 10:25:40 PM »
My Bullet,mistakenly,believes it is named "Sumbitch".This is because I use this expletive quite a bit when attempting to work on it.I have been trying to come up with a man-name for it but every time I think I have something really cool figgered out,I see it on someone elses bike.Sumbitch.

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Re: a personality?
« Reply #14 on: April 06, 2010, 10:59:42 PM »
Well, Papa Juan has named mine Rosie, and it fits her personality just fine :D
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