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Re: Car names WAS: Animals

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Subject: Re: Car names WAS: Animals
From: Max Heim <>
Date: Tue, 03 Jun 2003 14:49:00 -0700
I think that was Murano, which might mean something in Italian. Or not --
the Japanese marques seem perfectly happy making up nonsense words, or using
less common English words in a way that ignores their meaning, as in Axiom.

on 6/3/03 2:29 PM, at

> What I can't figure out is how they came up with some of the
> other car names, and why?
> I saw an Axiom roll by the other day.  Why name a car for a
> postulate?
> Better yet, the Marano (sp).  I think it's a Nissan.  It
> won't sell well by that name in the Spanish-speaking
> cimmunity.  Who wants to drive a pig?  (The spelling's
> different, but the pronunciation is unavoidable.)


Max Heim
'66 MGB GHN3L76149
If you're near Mountain View, CA,
it's the primer red one with chrome wires

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