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    Default Car makes and their meanings

    FIAT = Fix It Again Tommorrow
    LOTUS = Lots Of Trouble Usually Serious

    Any more guys?

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    FORD = Fix Or Repair Daily

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    Same thing could apply to model names which have a different meaning in other languages. For example:

    (Mitsubishi)'PAJERO' is Spanish for 'W**KER'

    'NOVA' (as 'NO VA') in Spanish and Italian means 'Doesn't work/doesn't go'

    'MR2' if spelt out in French is the same as slowly pronouncing the French word for 'SH**'

    'CORTINA' is Spanish for 'curtain'

    In all the above cases, the model names were changed in those countries/areas where the meaning was different.

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    Off the thread a little but Kodak chose their name cause it has no meaning in any country in the world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brocks View Post
    Off the thread a little but Kodak chose their name cause it has no meaning in any country in the world.

    Same for 'Mondeo'. Implies 'world' due to its closeness to the word for 'world' in French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese and certain other languages, throughout large parts of continental Europeand also in other parts of the world where those languages are spoken.....but it doesn't mean anything anywhere. Very clever.

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