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Old 10-23-2003, 21:15   #1 (permalink)
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From Yahoo News 23/10/03

"Masturbation" car to get new name

MAKUHARI, Japan (Reuters) - General Motors will rename its Buick LaCrosse in Canada because the name for the car is slang for masturbation in Quebec, embarrassed officials with the U.S. automaker say.


GM officials, who declined to be named, said on Thursday it had been unaware that LaCrosse was a term for self-gratification among teenagers in French-speaking Quebec.


GM officials in Canada are working on a new name for the car, a sedan that will go on sale next year to replace the Buick Regal.


The mix-up is reminiscent of another GM vehicle with an unfortunate name. In the 1970s, GM exported its Chevrolet Nova to Mexico and other Spanish-speaking countries, only to be told that Nova translated into "doesn't go". Despite the name, and contrary to popular folklore, the car sold well.
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Doesnt PAJERO mean wanker in sweedish or some other language.

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^Spanish. Pajero is named shogun in Europe.

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Old 10-23-2003, 21:54   #4 (permalink)
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Hehe I read that a couple of days ago Blurter....why don't they still call it that! The Nova sold well with a bad name...why not the LaCrosse? :s6:
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how embarrassing you typed in embarrassment instead of embarrassing :)
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Old 10-23-2003, 23:35   #6 (permalink)
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how embarrassing you typed in embarrassment instead of embarrassing :)
How embarrassment, you don't watch much TV do you?
How embarrassment, I have you quoted and you can't change your text
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Old 10-23-2003, 23:39   #7 (permalink)
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Not at all snavy, you've obviously never experienced Effie's use of the English language.

edit hehe ford.boy, good to see us AUPS members sticking together

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Or effie's butchering of the English language. She annoys me muchly.
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How embarrassment, you don't watch much TV do you?
How embarrassment, I have you quoted and you can't change your text
i was joking guys! thats why i put the smiley face!
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yeah yeah, try and save yourself...
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