"It's like connecting the dots, Start
at the bottom and lick it to the top"
Mötley Crüe - She Goes Down - 1989
Back in April 1981, Mick Mars suggested the name
MOTTLEY CRU to his new band mates. Nikki Sixx then changed the spelling
to Motley Crue and then they finished it off by adding dots over the Ö
and Ü giving it a militant, aggressive German feel, inspired by the Löwenbräu beer
they were drinking at the time. Hence MÖTLEY CRÜE was named!
The two little
dots used in the name are called umlauts and are used,
particularly in the German language, to show a change in vowel sound.
Below is a handy guide to using them on your computer.
text using a word processor on a computer, umlauts are sometimes
problematic. These characters may be entered into a document when using
a Macintosh, a DOS or Windows machine by typing appropriate keys to
produce the characters.
When using a Mac, most
Western international characters have already been built into the
hardware and are available under all situations. When using the IBM or
compatible, the numeric equivalents of the seven characters must be
|ö = Option + u, then o
||Ö = Option + u, then O
= Option + u, then u
= Option + u, then U
For Windows/DOS machines, be
sure that the "Num Lock" on the numeric keypad is depressed before
entering the keystrokes. Depress the "ALT" key while typing the
numbers; when you let up on the "ALT" key, the character appears on the
[alt] + 0246
[alt] + 0214
[alt] + 148
[alt] + 153
[alt] + 0252
[alt] + 0220
[alt] + 129
[alt] + 154
Some word processors permit
the definition of macros which then simplify the entry of these
characters. You'll need to check the documentation for your word
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