Male vs Female
Don’t you just hate it when you can’t tell if someone is a man or a woman? From babies to oversized “women” in the tube, it’s embarrassing not to be sure.
From when I picked up my new bike (a Yamaha YBR 125) I have not been sure whether it is male or female. This,Â amongÂ other reasons, Â is why she has now been named Charlie.
I first asked my friends on Facebook what to call my new ride, and the suggestions ranged from “Dribbler” (this from my friend who has recently become a mother) to “Corporal Steel” (firmly a male name).
The name Charlie came from my friend Dave, when I complained that my bike was to small, shiny and fun to be called Corporal Steel. His reply was:
“Charlotte Coleman was small and shiny and cute. You could call it Charlie.”
IÂ immediately loved the name. One small problem Â “Charlotte who?” was my reply.
“Actress, played Hugh Grant’s kookie flatmate in “Four Weddings”…”
Perfect. This is how Charlie got her name. Even better, being anÂ androgynousÂ name, I can whine about Charlie being male if he ever plays up or is a pain in the bum. Can motorbikes catch man flu?