A corvette is a small, light, fast warship. Name is diminutive of Latin
'corvus,' ship. Originally used by the French circa 1840's, I think, one
size down from a frigate. In post-WW I / WW II era corvettes were
brought back, similar to a light destroyer but a bit smaller and lighter
than a destroyer escort - lightly armed, very fast, highly maneuverable,
often used for antisubmarine warfare.
And isn't that much more satisfying than naming something a Quest,
Odyssey, or Q45? I have to again praise Chrysler, this time with their
name choices: Viper, Prowler, PT Cruiser, Magnum. Those names elicit an
image that fits the car. What the hell is a Cobalt, Vibe, Alero,
Solstice, Aveo or Hummer? Maybe we'd best leave that last one unanswered.
Whatever happened to the good names of yesteryear? Charger, Barracuda,
Trans Am, Chevelle, GTO, Super Bee and da Judge. Hell, even the cars
with numbers for names meant something cool- 442, for example.
BTW, saw a pristine looking AMX the other day. Damn, it looked good!
Here's waving to ya - \||||
'67BB & '72BB
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