shitty little vauxhaul car driven by a pikey. a nova can usually be purchased for about £150, but in order to be fully functional it needs to be filled with £8,000 worth of stolen stereo equipment (it's a well known fact that the engine in an average 1989 nova is not powerful enough to propel the vehicle up a small incline, and therefore the movement generated by some 'pumpin happy hardcore bass' is required to complete most journeys).

most novas are driven repeatedly around the ring roads of deadbeat english towns like mansfield and aldershot. presumably this is because the steering columns are all bollocksed so they can only turn in one direction.

the classic nova is now an endangered species due to the proliferation of the lesser-rusted saxo in many towns.
kevin's got a new nova, it's well bazzed up. ee's bringin' it raahnd t'circuit on sundeh
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"My nova's got a phat sub and amplifier", "So what engine has it got" <<long pause>> "...998cc"
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Small scuttery little Vauxhall car from 1983-93. Was probably quite good at the time, but nowadays most Novas have been modded to the hilt with a colossal sound system, stupid fins, and stupid chavvy drivers. Choice car of townies. Almost always seen in white.

Replaced in 1993 by the Corsa. This is partly because "Nova" is Spanish for "it doesn't go", which is apt to many badly modded Novas.
Wouldn't it be amusing to have an interesting and ironic Nova Race round the streets of Wycombe? No modifications allowed, booming sound systems compulsory.
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Ok so its funny how all these Northern Virginians can sit here and diss Southern Virginia when honestly they do not what they are talking about. Ok they claim that they have the highest Education in the state BUT! Virginia Beach, Hampton,York county,Williamsburg, and Chesapeake are considered the highest educated schools in America. Also they want to considered us Country when Virginia beach and Norfolk are the biggest cities in the state. They want to play "ohh we got fairfax" fairfax is so small they can't even convert into a city (like Norfolk became independent and became a city and Princess Anne county became Virginia beach). Another thing they want to claim is how we are all unemployed and poor when our military bases control their military bases we basically protect NoVa from terrorist since you know we are the biggest military area in the country. We do have high end government jobs here from harbors, world trade centers, and port authority. Another thing is how we are all country but their are more Native New Yorkers and northern in SoVa than there is in NoVa. Not to mention its more ghetto up there then it is down here most cities in Hampton Roads made the lowest crime list.so before you start judging please learn the facts
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The suburban area radiating outward from Washington, D.C. Low-density housing on large plots of useless land consisting of man-made ponds and neighborhoods that boast names like Fair Oaks, Cedar Lakes, Penderbrook, Willow Landing, and etc. The region has some of the best public transportation in the U.S., but the residents of the area feel too entitled to utilize it, causing some of the worst traffic in the nation. In NOVA, there are no "Main Streets" - merely 4-laned highways full of 5-minute redlights at every intersection. Aside from Arlington, the area houses mostly families or married couples. Finding an individual who is willing to have a non-hostile conversation with you in NOVA is very difficult, as the NOVA resident species is very unfriendly. Scientists have proven that NOVA is the worst place on Earth.
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short for "No Value Added"

A coworker or classmate whose help either doesn't progress the project or creates more work for others.
Jim wrote the section on video conferencing but it is so incoherent and full errors. The dude's a NoVA.
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To threaten, To annoy.

Nova is an idiot who threatend to bomb an oracle convention when they refused his "press pass" made from cardboard and sticky-back-plastic.

Note for future reference: Dont threaten, Nova!.
Gentoo should scrap

emerge --pretend

and use

emerge --novamode
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