Acronyms for brands of cars

Alexey I. Fuchs c0654038 at TECHST02.TECHNION.AC.IL
Wed Sep 8 12:09:25 UTC 1999

I can only contribute the commonly used alteration for the name of
"Zaporozhets", a lame car of the lowest class that was once produced in
Zaporozh'e, Ukraine. In Russia they usually call this car Zhoporozhets,
meaning something like "ass-face".
But this is probably out of discussion here, receive my apologies.
However, you could enter it into an aappendix for the collection :)

On Wed, 8 Sep 1999, Margaret Lee wrote:

> 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
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