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Syd Young
17th August 2012, 03:50 PM
Passing a car showroom today selling Kia cars and one model was named Sole, a (KIA SOLE),something lost in translation I think,or is it just my warped sense of humour.:rolleyes:

Captain Kong
17th August 2012, 03:56 PM
Hi Syd
The car is called KIA SOUL. 11500. it is on google. It is a Korean make so maybe it is named after the Capital, Soule

Syd Young
17th August 2012, 06:12 PM
Ah soule :D

John Arton
17th August 2012, 10:25 PM
Suzuki Liana of top gear fame
LIANA...Life in another age..is apparentley how they came up with its name.
Nissan seem to be topping the list at present for daft car names though must admit their Cube is probably the most aptly named car around

Ivan Cloherty
17th August 2012, 10:32 PM
Remember Mitsubishi decided to call a series of cars after horses

First was the COLT, then the PONY and then the STARION and it became the STARION instead of STALLION all because the Yank in the advertising agency in New York didn't understand that the Japanese fellow in Tokyo was trying to say STALLION by the time the Japanese saw the Advertisement for the STARION it was too late , so the name stuck as it had been blazened around the world, and that my friends IS a true story.

John Arton
17th August 2012, 10:48 PM
your mitsubushi post reminds me of DARY containers which stood for Direct and Rapid Transport. Apparentley when the consortium that ran Dart was set up it originally was going to be called Fast and Rapid Transport.....apparentley so the story went they only realised their mistake when the company headed paper came back from the printers

Captain Kong
18th August 2012, 07:38 AM
When I was in Tankers I invented an air chamber for men who had run out of air at the bottom of a tank, that they could sit in whilst waiting for some more air tanks to be sent down.
It was called .......Aspinall Rescue System for Escape, A.R.S.E. the name had to be changed.

18th August 2012, 07:44 AM
your mitsubushi post reminds me of DART containers which stood for Direct and Rapid Transport...I remember that story John. Predictably though on the Dart America many of the company donkey jackets name on the back had been changed by the crew to FART AMERICA...

john sutton
24th August 2012, 07:12 AM
Chinese railways....

See modern Rapid Transit. Everyone is all dressed up. Reminds one of Pan American stewardesses of 1960s.

We may be able to travel like this from Fresno to Bakersfield in few years!


Probably the best poster on the London Underground...


'If the enemy is in range, so are you.'
- Infantry Journal-

'It is generally inadvisable to eject directly over the area you just bombed.'
- US.Air Force Manual -

'Whoever said the pen is mightier than the sword, obviously never encountered automatic weapons.'
- General MacArthur -

'Tracers work both ways.'
- Army Ordnance Manual-

'Five second fuses last about three seconds.'
- Infantry Journal -

'Any ship can be a minesweeper. Once.'
- Naval Ops Manual -

'Never tell the Platoon Sergeant you have nothing to do.'
- Unknown Infantry Recruit-

'If you see a bomb technician running, try to keep up to him.'
- Infantry Journal-

'Yea, Though I Fly Through the Valley of the Shadow of Death, I Shall Fear No Evil. For I am at 50,000 Feet and Climbing.'
- Sign over SR71 Wing Ops-

'You've never been lost until you've been lost at Mach 3.'
- Paul F. Crickmore (SR71 test pilot)-

'The only time you have too much fuel is when you're on fire.'
-Unknown Author-

'If the wings are travelling faster than the fuselage it has to be a helicopter -- and therefore, unsafe.'
- Fixed Wing Pilot-

'When one engine fails on a twin-engine airplane, you always have enough power left to get you to the scene of the crash.'
-Multi-Engine Training Manual-

'Without ammunition, the Air Force is just an expensive flying club.'
-Unknown Author-

'If you hear me yell;"Eject, Eject, Eject!", the last two will be echoes.'
If you stop to ask "Why?", you'll be talking to yourself, because by then you'll be the pilot.'
-Pre-flight Briefing from a Canadian F104 Pilot-

'What is the similarity between air traffic controllers and pilots?
If a pilot screws up, the pilot dies; but if ATC screws up, .... the pilot dies.'
-Sign over Control Tower Door-

'Never trade luck for skill.'
-Author Unknown-

The three most common expressions (or famous last words) in military aviation are: 'Did you feel that?' 'What's that noise?' and'Oh S...!'
-Authors Unknown-

'Airspeed, altitude and brains. Two are always needed to successfully complete the flight.'
-Basic Flight Training Manual-

'Flying the airplane is more important than radioing your plight to a person on the ground incapable of understanding or doing anything about it.'
- Emergency Checklist-

'The Piper Cub is the safest airplane in the world; it can just barely kill you.'
- Attributed to Max Stanley ( Northrop test pilot) -

'There is no reason to fly through a thunderstorm in peacetime.'
-Sign over Squadron Ops Desk at Davis-Montham AFB , AZ-

'You know that your landing gear is up and locked when it takes full power to taxi to the terminal.' - Lead-in Fighter Training Manual -

As the test pilot climbs out of the experimental aircraft, having torn off the wings and tail in the crash landing, the crash truck arrives.
The rescuer sees the bloodied pilot and asks,'What happened?'

The pilot's reply: 'I don't know, I just got here myself!'

Such an unfair world. When a man talks dirty to a woman its considered sexual harassment. When a woman talks dirty to a man its 2.50/min (charges may vary).

Got stopped in the street outside Boots today by a woman with a clipboard asking "What products do I use for grooming?" She was a bit taken aback when I replied, "Facebook".

Just booked a table for Valentine's Day for me and the wife. Bound to end in tears though - she's crap at snooker.

Got a new Jack Russell pup today, he's mainly black and brown with just a small white area so I've called him Bradford.

If you get an email telling you that you can catch Swine Flu from tins of ham then delete it. It's Spam.

They say that sex is the best form of exercise. Now correct me if I'm wrong but I don't think 2 minutes and 15 seconds every 3 months is going to shift this beer belly.

When I was a kid people used to cover me in chocolate and cream and put a cherry on my head. Yeah, life was tough in the gateau.

The local deli ran out of milk again due to the freezing weather, fortunately, my elderly neighbour Doreen has plenty stacked up on her doorstep.

Female Dentist

The female dentist prepares the needle to give the bloke with the toothache an anaesthetic injection.
“No way! No needles, I hate needles!” the guy said.

So the dentist starts to hook up her nitrous oxide gas and the man objects again. “I can't do
the gas thing either. The thought of having the gas mask on my face makes me faint!”

She then asks the guy if he has any objection to taking a pill.
“No objection,” the patient says. “'I'm fine with pills.”

When she returns she says, “Here's a Viagra and a glass of water.”
The guy says, “Wow! I didn't know Viagra worked as a pain killer!”

“It doesn't” she said, "But it’ll give you something to hold on to while I pull your tooth out."

john sutton