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Re: The Explain That Name Game

Postby PKMKII on Sat Sep 18, 2010 10:20 pm

Tigger_the_Wing wrote:Nice suggestions, but no.

…… Sid is something to do with Montego. Vaguely. In a round-about way. There is a link, I promise. It just isn't human, exactly.


Hmmmm, something to do with the car itself? Or another use? (Only other seemingly relevant use listed on Wikipedia is Montego Bay in Jamaica)
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Re: The Explain That Name Game

Postby Tigger_the_Wing on Mon Sep 20, 2010 12:21 am

Shorten it…
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Re: The Explain That Name Game

Postby PKMKII on Mon Sep 20, 2010 2:12 am

Mon? Mont? Monte?
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Re: The Explain That Name Game

Postby Tigger_the_Wing on Mon Sep 20, 2010 6:23 am

OOH!! SOooooo close!

Monty.

Now find the link…
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Re: The Explain That Name Game

Postby black bart on Mon Sep 20, 2010 6:32 am

Hissing Sid was a character in a song sung by Keith Michelle...he was a snake...it was a hit back in the 70's.

You seem to be hinting at Monty Python.
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Re: The Explain That Name Game

Postby PKMKII on Mon Sep 20, 2010 11:39 am

Okay, I think I've figured this out. Sid can be an acronym for Standard Instrument Departure, standardized takeoff patterns/procedures/routes from airports. It appears that there is one (I think it's for the Manchester airport) called MONTY.
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Re: The Explain That Name Game

Postby Uther on Mon Sep 20, 2010 4:17 pm

I had a cat called "Ginger" and another called "Blackie" :smile:

At the moment have a cat called "Little Black Cat"
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Re: The Explain That Name Game

Postby Ubi Dubium on Tue Sep 21, 2010 10:59 pm

OK, I'll play. When we bought a minivan, I named it "William Brewster. Let's see if that's obscure enough.
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Re: The Explain That Name Game

Postby PKMKII on Tue Sep 21, 2010 11:28 pm

Ubi Dubium wrote:OK, I'll play. When we bought a minivan, I named it "William Brewster. Let's see if that's obscure enough.


Make, model, color, and vintage?
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Re: The Explain That Name Game

Postby Ubi Dubium on Tue Sep 21, 2010 11:41 pm

96-ish, burgundy minivan. Make and model might be a giveaway.
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Re: The Explain That Name Game

Postby PKMKII on Tue Sep 21, 2010 11:56 pm

Well then it's gotta be a reference to pilgrim William Brewester, as he landed at Plymouth
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Re: The Explain That Name Game

Postby Tigger_the_Wing on Wed Sep 22, 2010 12:04 am

black bart wrote:Hissing Sid was a character in a song sung by Keith Michelle...he was a snake...it was a hit back in the 70's.

You seem to be hinting at Monty Python.


Congratulations!

Yep, Montego => Monty => Monty Python => Python which is a snake; so was Hissing Sid, therefore we called it Sid.

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Re: The Explain That Name Game

Postby PKMKII on Wed Sep 22, 2010 12:13 am

Tigger_the_Wing wrote:
black bart wrote:Hissing Sid was a character in a song sung by Keith Michelle...he was a snake...it was a hit back in the 70's.

You seem to be hinting at Monty Python.


Congratulations!

Yep, Montego => Monty => Monty Python => Python which is a snake; so was Hissing Sid, therefore we called it Sid.


I still like my explanation more. :bummer:

Although it is pretty typical of me to go with a more overwrought, complex explanation than the simple one.
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Re: The Explain That Name Game

Postby Qwertyuiopasd on Wed Sep 22, 2010 9:24 am

PKMKII wrote:Although it is pretty typical of me to go with a more overwrought, complex explanation than the simple one.


Is that why you're the only creationist currently on this forum? :haha:

I keep trying to think of a name I could use here, but I don't have anything interesting or of the right difficulty. :bummer:
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Re: The Explain That Name Game

Postby black bart on Wed Sep 22, 2010 9:32 am

Tigger_the_Wing wrote:
black bart wrote:Hissing Sid was a character in a song sung by Keith Michelle...he was a snake...it was a hit back in the 70's.

You seem to be hinting at Monty Python.


Congratulations!

Yep, Montego => Monty => Monty Python => Python which is a snake; so was Hissing Sid, therefore we called it Sid.

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Hurrah! That's the first time I've ever got anything right. :bounce:
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