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SeaFireLIV
03-22-2006, 09:41 AM
Well, well, just accidentally discovered what HMV stands for, after all the years of going to the place and not even thinking about the strange name or the dog logo...

"His Master's Voice, usually abbreviated to HMV, is a famous trademark in the music business, and for many years was the name of a large record company. The name was coined in 1899 as the title of a painting of the dog Nipper listening to a wind-up gramophone."

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TX-Zen
03-22-2006, 10:33 AM
Oops, I thought you meant HMMWV

(High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle)

Jatro13th
03-22-2006, 11:56 AM
Go there and you'll see!

http://inventors.about.com/od/gstartinventions/ss/gramophone_2.htm

madsarmy
03-22-2006, 12:01 PM
Sometimes you just forget to put 2&2 together. It's all in the HMV logo.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v605/tommybomb/HMV.gif

horseback
03-22-2006, 12:18 PM
Besides, RCA is so...American (ugh!).

cheers

horseback

Skycat_2
03-22-2006, 12:31 PM
My first thought at seeing title was you meant this:

http://www.elknet.pl/acestory/foto/gladych4.jpg

I had a few letters mixed up though.

arcadeace
03-22-2006, 02:18 PM
Its OT like this that give me hope Targ hasn't taken over http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/metal.gif

WarWolfe_1
03-22-2006, 03:42 PM
Originally posted by TX-Zen:
Oops, I thought you meant HMMWV

(High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle)

oddly enough I thought the same thing. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif

Capt.LoneRanger
03-22-2006, 04:01 PM
LOL - me too http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Feathered_IV
03-22-2006, 07:24 PM
I knew that, but I still don't know what SUV stands for.

Cajun76
03-22-2006, 07:54 PM
Sport-Utility Vehicle, which most use for neither.

They're merely an annoying version of this:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v30/Cajun76/1976FordCountrySquireStationWagon_j.jpg

WarWolfe_1
03-22-2006, 08:19 PM
Now your talking about rolling in style!

Treetop64
03-22-2006, 08:25 PM
Oh, God...

I looked at that statin wagon, and my eyeballs started bleeding.

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Skycat_2
03-22-2006, 10:29 PM
I luv the grille on that monster! And the heavy metal thunder bumper! Reminds me of my 79 Thunderbird, which fit me like a glove. Best ride ever -- it was already 14 years old when I bought it and I put another 100,000 miles on it.

knightflyte
03-23-2006, 04:22 AM
That sucker of a T Bird had the LONGEST frickkin hood. First few times I ever parked one was ..... um....... interesting. (I was used to a Datsun, which later became Nissan)

It was hard to judge where the front of the car started. Thank Gawd it had the smoothest power steering.