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 Posted: Wed Dec 5th, 2007 02:48 pm
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39th Miss. Walker

Joined: Tue May 1st, 2007
Location: South Carolina
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The proper name for the vehicle is the automobile. The common name is car. Car is generic and everyone knows what you are talking about. Don't have a clue what car stands for or how it came into being.

Ole, I grew up in the South. My mother was non-political and a real kind gentle woman. However in our house you didn't mention Sherman's name or sing the Battle Hymn of the Republic! It was referred to as the War Between the States. Not as a political or revisionist name but as a casual title. I don't think a "formal" title was ever bestowed, so what ever one is comfortable with will do but everyone knows what the Civil War means.

Funny even some CW re-enactors I know refer to themselves as Civil War re-enactors but refuse to call it the Civil War. Go figure.

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