Car nickname - ubiquitous or region-specific?

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Moggie Minor in London

 

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And Yorkshire .Didn't everyone call 'em that ?

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It's always been a moggie 

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Coming from the southern hemisphere, my mother called it "Morrie the Morris" and she loved it.  My father, who had to look after the unreliable thing, always called it a "C$%# of a Car"   Rofl  

 

 

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Thanks all

I knew the car as a Moggie / Moggy, but a guy on the Facebook thread (who is a published author on the Aston Martin DB4 and has an extensive car knowledge) stated that Moggie related to Morgans   This got me wondering whether the use of this nickname was regional (to the West Mids, where I grew up) rather than being national / international.

Mike - that confirms the text from Wikipedia Biggrin  -

enduring affection for the "Moggie" or "Morrie" (as it is often known in Australia and New Zealand)

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Well a Morgan is a moggie too.

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Moggie in reference to Morgan was a new one to me, Stephen.  Apparently, anyone in Wales with a surname of Morgan is generally referred to as Moggie as well.

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I could think of a better name for a morgan

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"Start Y Bastard"

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Some thing like that 

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