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Old 12-21-2001, 03:58   #1 (permalink)
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Shocking news!!

I received some shocking news the other day from a mate of mine.

This mate (a born a bred holden man) works for monroe, who make the springs for Ford.

He informed me that as of next year, the Falcon will be no longer! The Falcon will be replaced with a car called a "Barra".

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He has been telling EVERYONE who will listen about this.. I think he is just trying to say that commodores are better than falcons, cos the falcon is going to no longer exist.

When I started laughing about this news, they wondered what I though was so ammusing.

I really should record him saying this and play it back to him in 12 months time!!
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Old 12-21-2001, 05:11   #2 (permalink)
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lol has anyone ever met a half intelligent Holden person though :MUha:
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Old 12-21-2001, 13:02   #3 (permalink)
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Old 12-21-2001, 13:21   #4 (permalink)
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Now that's a good one. Best thing to do is play along with their stupidity, yet strangely not seem worried about it. And only at the very end, when the facts are undenyable, you break the illusion and also the cockyness...not to mention any credibility they may have. hehe.
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Old 12-21-2001, 14:57   #6 (permalink)
 
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Thats a good one. Same thing happened to me a few years back. A bloke i knew kept insisting that the Falcon name was being changed to Eagle. we had a bet he lost, i won and he was $10 lighter in the pocket. Top Stuff:s5
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Hehehehe...you should have patted his ego and told him to write to a newspaper or motoring magazine!
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hahahaha

what a nonghead! hmmm, but ford SHOULD consider bringing out a car called Barra. it's a nice name... sounds aussie! unlike econovan, laser, festiva, meteor, mondeo, transit, fairlane, etc. holden's got the torana, monaro, etc. and those are actual aboriginal words! so yeah, maybe they should think about it!
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Old 12-21-2001, 20:41   #9 (permalink)
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Why do we need to name them after Aborginal names?

They arent the only ones to have invented Aussie language and names. Just because it soothes some peoples sense of historical guilt they have to go around and associate everything about Australia with the Aboriginals. Im an Australian as much as they are and I have an Australian langauge too.

Keep the Falcon the FALCON, a proud Australian bird.


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i think you misunderstood me...

keep Falcon the Falcon - there's no argument for changing that

torana means "to fly" in one of the aboriginal languages. if i were a holden freak, i'd rather drive a holden torana than a holden to fly. what i'm saying is we can use some words that would be unique to australia, especialy with all this crap coming out of japan and korea. "camry" is actually an altered version of the japanese word for "crown"

everyone speaks english nowadays! it's become what they intended esperanto to be (and failed). it's only us that have aboriginal language. of course, i wouldn't like being an owner of a Ford Woolloomoolloo or a Holden Gulargambone, but Ford Barra sounds good. maybe that's what they should call Project Raptor...
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