Aviaction From Germany, joined Nov 2003, 256 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (8 years 2 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 21840 times:
The 737 series is still fondly called "Bobby" by many Lufthansa flight and cabin crews.
There is even a book about Bobby Boeing with many wonderful illustrations. If only I could remember the name of the author, who, no doubt was a Lufthansa flight attendant back then.
Pelican From Germany, joined Apr 2004, 2531 posts, RR: 7
Reply 14, posted (8 years 2 months 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 21629 times:
Quoting Osiris30 (Reply 3): Are you sure they aren't referring to the fish Molly. The are a freshwater species, and one of (if not the) biggest of the live-bearers.
I guess it comes from the German word "mollig" which means chubby. And the name Molly is in German somewhat linked to a chubby good natured lady. There is even a narrow-gauge steam train in Germany called "Molli".
TeamAmerica From United States of America, joined Sep 2006, 1761 posts, RR: 23
Reply 16, posted (8 years 2 months 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 21585 times:
Quoting Danny (Reply 4): Nobody other than a few BBoyz from this forum uses nick "whalejet"
I've heard the term used on the news several times. I recall hearing it from CNN and CNBC for certain. Try Google and you'll be surprised to find several websites that have embraced the term, including http://www.a380portal.com/ . I got 353 hits, and only a handful were A.Net citations.
Osiris30 From Barbados, joined Sep 2006, 3195 posts, RR: 26
Reply 17, posted (8 years 2 months 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 21523 times:
Quoting Pelican (Reply 14): I guess it comes from the German word "mollig" which means chubby. And the name Molly is in German somewhat linked to a chubby good natured lady. There is even a narrow-gauge steam train in Germany called "Molli".
I don't care what you think of my opinion. It's my opinion, so have a nice day :)
concerning the 737 series flown by Hansa - "Schweinchen" "Bobby" and to a lesser extend "Fat Albert" all apply. There is a parkin aerea at the eastern end of the FRA apron which is also referred to as "Scweinebucht" ( Bay of Pigs)
Kole Feut un' 'en steiffen Wind gifft 'en krusen Buedel un' 'nen luetten Pint
PADSpot From Germany, joined Jan 2005, 1676 posts, RR: 4
Reply 20, posted (8 years 2 months 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 21397 times:
In German the informal attribute "mollig" means "chubby". And if you nickname somebody female "Molly", you usually want to say that she is a little overweight. Well, for some girls it still might be a compliment though ...