Date: Sat, 23 Jun 2001 14:39:24 GMT
From: Ken Washington <kenwashinopsamhlink.net>
Subject: Re: Mercedes smokes BWM/Saab/Volvo with better model names


I love it when people try to interpret. Nova, in Spanish means dying star. That is why the car name did not work in South American countries or hispanic countries period. No one want's to buy a dying star. I speak a fair amount of Spanish, having studied it for 6 years and I have lived in New Mexico, Puerto Rico and spent 5 weeks in Spain. No, that doesn't make me an expert, but I think I know what I am talking about in this case. Ken Washington 87 9000S 87 900S 83 900T KeithG wrote: > 'No Va' means 'doesn't go' not 'shit', though it is close... > > KeithG > "danny" <dannynopsamia-espreZZo.com> wrote in message > news:3B325458.102AEE9Dnopsamia-espreZZo.com... > > Jan Johansson wrote: > > > > > >With *feel good* names, Mercedes will bury the other European > > > >makers. "Mercedes Windsor" is regally inspiring. "318i", and > > > >other designations used by BMW, Saab, and Volvo, are about as > > > >inspiring as the secret manufacturing date code on a package of > > > >condoms. > > > > > > Ah, yes, do not forget the "Honda Fitta"... Now, fitta means "cunt" in > > > swedish, great choise to market that here. > > > > Similar problem with the Vauxhall Nova - great until you try and sell it > > in Brazil (or some other SA country) where it means "shit" (mind you, at > > least it would be a more accurate description of the car) > > > > > > -- > > Regards, > > Danny > > > > http://www.gaggia-espresso.com (a purely hobby site) > > swap Z for above characters in email address to reply > > > > > >

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