20 October 2003
Yeah, but how does it handle?
To us, "lacrosse" is a sport played on a field with sticks. To the Québécois, apparently, it's a solo act, practiced often in the bathroom, rumored to cause hair growth on one's palms and/or blindness.
General Motors product czar Bob Lutz, addressing GM dealers in Toronto, professed to be surprised: "I thought I knew every expression existing in the French language for self-gratification, including the crudest ones known to man," he said.
The new Canadian name has not been announced, though I suspect it will probably not be "Nova", the name of a Chevrolet model which according to legend (the facts say otherwise) didn't play well in Spanish-speaking countries.