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Old 08-21-2009, 11:01 AM   #1
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Sob="boxer's"

The first time I saw "SOB" was in this forum. For a while I thought
it was some coded profanity. One day another member asked the
direct question "What does SOB mean?". Someone answered and
wrote "Some Other Brand". Hmmm....still sounds a bit profane to me.
Well....to deal with the small matter...my family and uses the descriptive name "BOXER" to classify / describe / or otherwise make reference to
other brands. Those "Super-Sized" motorhomes ...we call em "TANKERS".

Question: What do you think?
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Old 08-21-2009, 11:24 AM   #2
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The first time I saw "SOB" was in this forum. For a while I thought
it was some coded profanity. One day another member asked the
direct question "What does SOB mean?". Someone answered and
wrote "Some Other Brand". Hmmm....still sounds a bit profane to me.
Well....to deal with the small matter...my family and uses the descriptive name "BOXER" to classify / describe / or otherwise make reference to
other brands. Those "Super-Sized" motorhomes ...we call em "TANKERS".

Question: What do you think?
A friend of mine with a Country Coach used the term SOB to mean some other brand, I told him that to airstreamers it also means square old box. To which he got a chuckle.

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Old 08-21-2009, 11:47 AM   #3
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I like your names for the "others". We call them TT's, Wheelies, and Moho's
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Or some think of it as Same Old Box. I like the term Boxers.
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Old 08-21-2009, 11:57 AM   #5
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after seeing a mammoth fiver, I figured "some other barn" works also...
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Old 08-21-2009, 12:08 PM   #6
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I got "square 'ol box" out of it right off, and in fact so did our best friends who have a SOB.. not a one of us thought of it as a "profane" acronym... guess I/we am not jaded enough.
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I've been told by Class A "other brand" MoHo owners that they call us SOB's too. Seems to be a universally accepted term. They all look like "Big White Boxes" to me.
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Interesting... no matter which brand you own, the others will always be SOB's...
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I took the term to mean, "some other brand", not profane at all. As a matter of personal opinion, the "profane-ness" of the term itself, is directly proportional to the attitude of the occupants of said "SOB".
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Old 08-27-2009, 11:13 AM   #10
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Jaded.....maybe.....I remember a time when
SOB was the last few words before a "Fist Fight".

Maybe not profane by the "used definition"...what
a person "means" by an acronym in an isolated
circle may be acceptable within the circle. But when
other people (outside a given circle) hear an
unknown acronym that sounds like "son of bit##"....
those other people will have good cause to question
the meaning or intended usage. The Airstream Forums
seems to abide by the highest of standards of quality
and behavior. When one of our own members needs to
ask "What does SOB mean...I've looked and cannot figure
it out....." - maybe the practice should be considered.

I don't take kindly to being called "Jaded" and I sure
aint gonna like someone refering to me as an SOB.
Do what you want, in this forum I suppose....I do not
suggest you go about referring to folks or thier
possessions as SOB.
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Old 08-27-2009, 11:46 AM   #11
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Clearly if the term SOB bothers someone they should not use it but as is the case in many groups there is language that has it's own meaning to that group.

Apparently though the term SOB is common in the RV world.
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I think that the way SOB is used in the AirForums lets you know it is not meant to be profane. I don't recall where I first saw it used, but I always thought it meant "Square Ole Box." I will probably stick with SOB....it is so widely used at this point, it doesn't make sense to switch....but, if it makes you feel better, go for it!
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Maybe not profane by the "used definition"...what
a person "means" by an acronym in an isolated
circle may be acceptable within the circle. But when
other people (outside a given circle) hear an
unknown acronym that sounds like "son of bit##"....
those other people will have good cause to question
the meaning or intended usage.
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