A true crapmobile

The French, they have a word for it, and the Germans didn’t notice:

German automaker Audi should have thought about checking with its neighbors in France before settling on a name for its new all-electric line, the e-tron. As it happens, it’s a little too close to the French word “étron,” which means “excrement” or “turd.”

Audi is literally calling its new vehicle a POS.

Better they should do it than the buyers, am I right?

Then again, inept naming is hardly restricted to the Germans:

Take, for example, Pee Cola, a soft drink from Ghana. Beverage site Dizzy Frinks notes that the soda is bottled in Ghana’s capital city of Accra and points out that Ghana’s official language is English. Awkward. Dizzy Frinks users ranked Pee Cola 7.6 overall, averaged across 50 ratings.

Not content with Pee Cola, Ghana is also on the list of poorly-named products with Shitto, a spicy pepper sauce. You can buy Shitto on Amazon, just like almost everything else in the world.

(Via Fark.)

2 comments »

  1. fillyjonk »

    6 February 2019 · 7:11 am

    Well, Citroen isn’t that far off from “Citron” (lemon), so….maybe there’s a precedent.

    I look forward to the new Ford Coprolite.

  2. McGehee »

    6 February 2019 · 10:45 am

    I already owned a Coprolite. It was a Chevy.

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