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Discussion in 'After Hours Lounge (Off Topic)' started by dave_brogli, Oct 23, 2003.
Then, of course, there's George Carlin's definition which I would mention but I'm not going to risk getting my HTF account closed.
In a related story, Ford had cancelled plans to introduce its "Wanker" SUV in the United Kingdom... Joe
But you could always get your crank reground and stroke it yourself. IIRC Buick engines are oversquare, i.e. the bore is bigger than the stroke from the factory.
Another unfortunate naming incident is with Toyota's MR2... When said in french, it is said as "em erre deux", which sounds like "merde" which means "shit".... They dont even sell that car in canada.
That's OK, the GM/Toyota joint venture around here is called "NUMMI" www.nummi.com which always makes it sound like their cars should taste good. The odd thing is that Fiat and Alfa really ARE acronyms, but only the oldest motorheads recall what they stand for.
I'd always heard that FIAT stands for Fix It Again, Tony. Jon
Really? La Crosse, WI is just 100 miles from where I live. There's also La Crosse boots. I wonder if someone is funnin' us?
Yeah, I live about 100 miles from Lacrosse to. Maybee I'd fit in better there.
argh, i have a 'joke' about this topic that would almost certainly get me banned from the htf well i gotta tell SOMEONE, off to the yahoo message boards! damn you htf for being a respectable place! CJ
Oooh, i wanna hear... Spolerize it.. or PM me :p)
Didn't they change the name of Austin Powers 2: The Spy Who Shagged Me in the Uk because it pretty much meant the spy who f***ed me? I heard in Sweden the English translation of the new name was the Spy Who Nailed Me.
Why would they change the name when that's exactly the point of having that title? "Shagged" has no meaning that I know of outside the Brit slang meaning.
Most of the embarrassment about those faulty names is a bit farfetched as well, IMO. I mean "crab" sounds also like "crap" (in the same language!) and I cannot translate here what "cut" sounds like in my language ("to go - went - gone", "to cut - cut - cut": whole classroom of 12-year olds in a roar). Before WWII we had a minister (= secretary of state) named Prick van Whely (last part pronounced "Whaley") and our previous PM's name was "Kok" (original meaning: cook). And so what? Cees
Why did this story come from Japan if it's about a US car being sold in Canada? Adam
Do they play Lacrosse in Canada? Imagine a promo on EPSN for that? "Coming up next...the Masturbation finals"