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The MR2 is actually known by a different name in France. Rather than the MR2, it is known as the"Coupe MR," because "MR2" in French sounds a lot like "merdeux,"
VW Rabbit in the USA, almost everywhere else in the world VW Golf.
Quote from: SeanB on 30/07/2010 21:25:05VW Rabbit in the USA, almost everywhere else in the world VW Golf.VW Rabbit - that's one of those buzzy jobs, isn't it ...Oh, no - that's not a car I'm thinking of [:I] ..... 
I wonder if Chris ever had a Humber Super Snip?
Then you get the PT Cruiser, a car? that has a front like a parrots beak and a back like a plucked chicken, complete with the parsons nose.
Claim: The Chevrolet Nova sold poorly in Spanish-speaking countries because its name translates as "doesn't go" in Spanish.Status: False
The best known example isn't true though - it's alleged that the Ford Pinto had particular problems in Brazil because Pinto is Brazilian slang for "small penis". In fact, that car didn't do very well anywhere - mainly because it was crap - but they didn't use the Pinto name in Brazil.