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post #31 of 54 (permalink) Old 30-03-2016, 09:51
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I have to admit we did Christen our Bolero...
Is "Christen" the same as "Name"??

Hmmm - I didn't think so but Wiki says "yes"

https://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=e...ten&gws_rd=ssl

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Yes Dave. That's why they call it a 'Christening' when a baby gets its name.
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The whole waving thing is just a means of demonstrating snobbery IMHO. A class don't wave to C class, Veedubs only wave at fellow Veedubs, Bikers don't wave at scooters, Harleys don't wave at anyone. I wave at anyone who waves at me, but then I'm desperate for friends.
Maybe we are desperate for friends too as we wave at everyone, occasionally even home shopping delivery vans We decided to spend all our savings on an A class but that doesn't make us feel any more superior to other MHs who, possibly, have more sense. We bought her for the layout and storage space and she is called ISA
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"Christening" is obviously - let me think hard here - a Christian rite.

It has been taken into modern secular parlage so quite why it hasn't been shortened into "Xtening" I don't know.

After all "Xmas" to 99.9% of the population has nothing to do with the Christian Festival.

Yes, yes - I do know that Christmas conveniently replaced the pagan mid-winter feasts.
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In order to "Christen" water is required, perhaps total immersion in some forms of Christianity, so that is definitely an appropriate term if one wishes to name your vehicle after all it gets water poured over it fairly often (sometimes more often than desirable if him upstairs decides) and for many people when they are covering their vehicle with water phrases may be heard such as "Oh, this flipping thing is Filthy" so from that point on it would have a new name; Filthy....

There, now you hadn't thought of that had you? And I bet you're glad you hadn't too.....

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It saw plenty of water in Scotland last weekend Dave!

Anyway, I seem to have gotten people off topic. Soz (I was only trying to be amusing)
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There does not seem to be much waving in the parts of Europe we frequent - well this end there are not many MHs anyway. Maybe I just don't notice the waving, but if I do I give a slight acknowledgement to avoid looking aloof.

I find it very difficult to see anybody in the the 'C' Class MHs that have a big blister shadowing the occupants, never mind whether they are waving.

We do refer to our Arto as Artur (Localese for English Arthur) because it is shorter than 'the motorhome', and although 'van' would be even shorter I think it would be inappropriate for what looks more like a small coach/bus - actually I often mistake those 16-25 seater coaches built on van chassis for 'A' Class MHs and vice versa - should have gone to Specsavers

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I usually wave at any motorhome and to a good many surprised white van drivers !!!

Well the eye sight isn't what it was

I think most wave back but like Geoff can't really see that well, however unlike Geoff I'm not the driver!!!!!!!

Haven't named the MH, couldn't think of a suitable one, but as we refer to it as the van, maybe as Dave said, it is a name of sorts

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I think most wave back but like Geoff can't really see that well, however unlike Geoff I'm not the driver!!!!!!!

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Sandra, what cheek !- I can see very well, but not people hiding in a dark 'cave' under a Blister, and being the driver I can only glance, if at all, at an oncoming vehicle before my eyes revert to other potential dangers

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Yes Dave. That's why they call it a 'Christening' when a baby gets its name.
Well - I thought that was when the baby was welcomed into the Christian faith with the accompanying baptism - which was why I wondered about using "Christen" as a synonym for "Name"

But if you are happy with what you believe I'll leave you to it

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