Monday, February 18, 2008

Weird car names----



The Mazda Laputa derivates from the book Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift. Similarly to the Nissan Moco and the Mitsubishi Pajero, the name is fortuitously unfit for Spanish-speaking countries, since "la puta" in Spanish means literally "the whore" ("moco means "snot" or "booger" and "pajero" may be understood as "wanker").

2 comments :

Anonymous said...

It must be a fun job to name cars, candles and nail polish!

Melissa said...

Frank! Is it you?! I just remembered you directing me to this- I got it right on the first try without going back to read my messages. Yay, me.

Good to read your blogs again! I've been enjoying my little piece of anonymity...