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Re: The Luncheon Meat Associated With Junk Email?

Michael Quinn (
Mon, 29 Aug 2005 11:09:19 -0400

Speaking of Hoovers, this is a bit of Navy trivia that will all but be
forgotten when the last S-3 carrier based aircraft (remember President
Bush's landing on the USS Abraham Lincoln? That was an S-3) retires.
Known for the distinct high pitched whine from their engines, they are
also sometimes referred to as Hoovers. There is a particular typed of
flight ops known as "Triple H ops", for "Hummers (the E-2C early
warning aircraft) Hoovers and Helos". =20

There is also a running joke in motorcycle circles along the lines of
"Q: What's the difference between a Hoover and a (insert target
motorcycle name here)? A: On a Hoover, the dirtbag is on the inside" etc

On date: Sat, 27 Aug 2005 23:08:46 +0100 Paul Coxwell
<> said:

> "Hoover" is commonly used both as a generic name for any sort of vaccuum
> cleaner, and as a verb, e.g. "I'll just hoover up" or even "I'm going to
> do the hoovering." The Hoover name never became generic for any of the
> other types of appliances they made, such as irons and refrigerators.
> Had the latter been the most widely associated product of the company,
> maybe today people would talk about "Getting some milk from the Hoover."
> Sounds weird, but it could have happened.

> -Paul

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