Naming Debacles

1 Jul

Plenty of cars have ill-chosen brand names. Leaving aside all those that say something enexpectedly funny in other languages, I’m quite a fan of the Toyota Run-X and the Nissan X-Trail, because if you substitute the ‘X’ for the initial of the manufacturer’s name, they become RunTs and the Ntrails.

But it just lately occurred to me what a terrible name this is:

Terracan

Seeing as cheap cars are often referred to as tinny, and driving is a source of fear for many, you decided to invite people to get into a terror can?

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