Acronyms for brands of cars

Margaret Lee mlee303 at YAHOO.COM
Wed Sep 8 10:13:55 UTC 1999

When the Pontiac GTO was popular (60's), my friends
and I said GTO stood for "Gas, Tires, and Oil" since
it was a big car with  a big engine as I recall,
expensive to maintain.  My students call BMW "Black
Man's Wheels" since it seems to be  a popular car
among middle-class African Americans.

Margaret Lee
Hampton University

Margaret G. Lee
Department of English
Hampton University
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