in the arsehole of diogenes

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Thursday, 1 October 2015

The names of vehicles.

In the not-so-Good Old Days
cars could be aristocratically named
Sceptre, Cavalier, Consul.
Or they suggested bravery Mustang, Husky, Lancer...
though, strangely, never Buster.
But now some make the mind boggle.
Citroën have a Jumpy and Dacia a Lodgy.
Soon there may be a Renault Rusty.
to accompany their Duster.

1 comment:

Marcus Billson said...

"Buster" in US English, from which most of these names derive, is a term of confrontation, used in the past by females to males (mostly) or by male to male in jabbing, pushing, or poking a finger/hand/fist against an opponent's chest. It is used to set the tone of distancing prior to an offensive attack either verbal or physical. Thus, it would not be appropriate for an automobile. "Rusty" would be an anachronism, as well as a reference to deterioration (hardly a reason to buy and own), and thus an impossibility, as most automobile exteriors (the cheaper--affordable ones) are a kind of plastic or a carefully engineered amalgam of metals to counteract every possible effect of every possible weathering. Nevertheless, I do understand you comment is humorous, jumping with its "jumpy" around the real.