Date: 14 May 2002 09:38:43 -0600
From: andrewunix <agreenbunopsamnet>
Subject: Re: SAAB vs. Saab (was Re: My dealer hasn't got a clue)


14 May 2002 14:34:02 GMT, davehinznopsamcop.net suggested: : Someone who looks an awful lot like Lee Marshall <leenopsamamenigma-it.com> wrote: :> On 14 May 2002 13:47:06 GMT, davehinznopsamcop.net wrote: : :>>Someone who looks an awful lot like Lee Marshall <leenopsamamenigma-it.com> wrote: : :> One question, the word SAAB is an acronym of the full name (Svenska :> Aerospace AB or something like that) so why does my dealer call it :> Saab? You never see BMW dealers calling it Bmw. : : Well, sort of. It *used* to be an acronym for Svenska Aeroplan AktieBoulaget : (roughly, Swedish Airplane Corporation, and I probably spelled it wrong). : So, it was SAAB. My 1972 95's VIN tag shows "SAAB AB", so it was already : getting wierd then; the acronym had become a word, it seems. They became : SAAB-Scania for a time, and I think Saab was "wordified" by then. : : Saab's website calls themselves "Saab Cars USA" (ok, so the one *here* : does), and the references there are spelled Saab, so I'd say it's changed : in their own usage. I'm sure someone here has a more clear timeline. : It's interesting to note, however, that even on the emblems on the current : cars, it's SAAB rather than Saab. It is pretty common practice for car emblems to be in all capital letters, though. : I think this falls into a "Er...whatever" category, to be honest. Pretty much. -- agreenbu Return to Main Index

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