It’s a mistake for “hardcore” Poncho fans to find this term endearing because that can likely only happen if that Poncho fan is not spending enough time around “hardcore” fans of other brands. If he/she were, it would be plainly obvious that the term in question was started by ‘other’ than Poncho fans, is promoted by those non-Poncho fans as a derogatory term, and has been since the 70’s. The fact that many Poncho fans did not notice this and also picked up the use of the term as an endearing descriptor within their Pontiac circles just shows they really didn’t understand what else was going on around them at the time. And, it shows that even in the 70’s Poncho fans didn’t know the true name of the bird, and unknowingly allowed the term to infiltrate their own fan groups. I know, I was there. Owning T/As with the hood Phoenix from the 70’s through today, I can’t count how many hundreds or thousands of times I’ve heard the derogatory term used by non-Poncho fans in a negative and insulting way. Intent is everything. If so-called true or hardcore Poncho fans also use the term, they are only fueling the negatively. They may as well join the bow-tie crowd full-time. Unlike many “hardcore” Poncho (or any make for that matter) fans, I own multiple cars from numerous makes and have love and respect for all of them. The additional perspective I gain from spending quality time with many different make-based groups, allows me to easily see how those different groups “see” the others. The fact is, the fast majority of Chevy fans only hang out with Chevy people, same goes for Pontiac, Ford, Lamborghini, Ferrari, Buick, BMW, etc., etc., the point is unless you have one or more of each of the makes and spend a lot of time with each group you may not fully understand how they feel about other cars and the ways in which they make fun of other cars. “Screaming Chicken” is not a term of admiration, it’s a cut. Most Poncho fans may not understand it fully, at let it fly, but it is meant as an insult. I post similar statements in many Pontiac forums and clubs, so I know there are a good number of “hardcore” Poncho fans who agree.