Car names - Sorry for wasted BW - NAC
Jim at ur-q.freeserve.co.uk
Sun Nov 11 22:35:46 EST 2001
Practical Classics magazine December 2001, page 7. Part of an article about
two of the staff writers travelling across Europe to Riga to buy a Volga.
It wouldn't be the first time that these guys have 'doctored' the facts to
make a story more amusing.
If you don't mind, I'll pass your comments on to the magazine editor.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Efraim Gavrilovich" <egav at wireless2000.com>
To: "Jim Haseltine" <Jim at ur-q.freeserve.co.uk>; "audifans"
<quattro at audifans.com>
Sent: Sunday, November 11, 2001 9:56 PM
Subject: Re: Car names - Sorry for wasted BW - NAC
> Where did you get this infomation?? Quick trip to Google produced the
> following info:
> Doninvest is a financial industrial group which lists, among other
> enterprises, a car assembling facility called "Aksay".
> By the way, "accent" in Russian has the same meaning as in English and is
> pronounced almost identically. Russian happens to be my Mother tongue.
> Aksay is assembling Hyundai ACCENT, Daewoo models ESPERO and NEXIA
> to meet Russian market requirements and Sitroen ORION. They also
> models CONDOR and ASSOL'.
> Now, the name you referring to as Assholb doesn't have letters "b" or "h"
> it. What you saw as "b" is a Russian character which doesn't have an
> equivalent in English. It makes preceding "L" sounding very soft, almost
> L in Blue. This name sounds in Russian very much different from "asshole".
> The name is actually a girl's name from one very famous Russian book.
> Doninvest link is http://www.doninvest.ru/aksay/cars_list.htm
> Search for Volumex Bimbo on Google produced just one link to a porn site.
> Sorry for a wasted bandwidth, I couldn't resist.
> Efraim Gavrilovich
> 1988 5KTQ 335,000km (208K mi), 1.8 Bar
> 1990 90 111,000km (68K mi)
> Vancouver, Canada
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Jim Haseltine" <Jim at ur-q.freeserve.co.uk>
> To: "audifans" <quattro at audifans.com>
> Sent: Sunday, November 11, 2001 3:39 AM
> Subject: Car names
> > Would you admit to owning either of these?
> > Both are Russian.....
> > Volumex Bimbo
> > but better than that,
> > Doninvest build what is basically a re-badged Hyundai Accent. But
> > is obscene in Russian so they are badged 'Assholb' and yes, you've
> > it - pronounced 'Asshole'.
> > Its almost worth buying one just for the name.......
> > Regards,
> > Jim Haseltine
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