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plas man

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whats in a name ?
« on: July 27, 2015, 04:02:20 PM »
simple ,

NSU  =  No Sodden Use .

come on guys give it your best  ;)

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Re: whats in a name ?
« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2015, 04:04:09 PM »
Fiat was always 'Fix it again, Toni'.

Lotus, 'Lots of trouble, usually serious'.
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Re: whats in a name ?
« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2015, 04:09:23 PM »
Lots Of Trouble, Usually Serious

Quite a few offensive ones for BMW!
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Re: whats in a name ?
« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2015, 04:31:57 PM »
BOND = Boring Old Nasty Deathtrap.

PEEL = Puny Engined Ego Lifter.

TOURETTE = Totally Old Under Rated Engined Threewheeler Travelling Experience.

GORDON = Glad Our Rich Dotes On Novelties.

FRISKY =  Funny Relic Is Seen Kaput Yonder.   OR   Fun Ride In Small Keeled Yacht.

AC PETITE = A Cool Piece Except The Inside's Too Exiguous.
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Re: whats in a name ?
« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2015, 04:39:33 PM »
BSA = Bits Stuck Anywhere

And, drifting well off topic:

SABENA = Such A Bad Experience, Never Again

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Re: whats in a name ?
« Reply #5 on: July 27, 2015, 04:43:48 PM »
DOT motorcycles - was meant to stand for devoid of trouble
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Re: whats in a name ?
« Reply #6 on: July 27, 2015, 05:16:18 PM »
LSD actually stood for "Pounds, Sillings and Pence" , not for Lysergic Acid Diethylamide as it does now!

(For younger readers the £ is actually a stylised L, for Livre (Latin for pound) the D was from the Latin too: Denarii their equivalent of a penny.)
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Re: whats in a name ?
« Reply #7 on: July 27, 2015, 07:18:51 PM »
DKW, der kleine wunder

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Re: whats in a name ?
« Reply #8 on: July 27, 2015, 08:10:06 PM »
Ford  =  Fixed Often Repaired Daily

BSA  =  Best Scrap Arround


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Re: whats in a name ?
« Reply #9 on: July 27, 2015, 08:13:51 PM »
TRIUMPH - of hope over experience
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Re: whats in a name ?
« Reply #10 on: July 27, 2015, 08:19:50 PM »
REME  =  Rough Engineering Made Easy

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Re: whats in a name ?
« Reply #11 on: July 28, 2015, 09:00:09 AM »
I thought BSA was 'Bloody sore arse', but I concede that it might not be best. 
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