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bluecat
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Posted:mitsubishi pajero:

in spanish, this means 'w@nker'

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Skulduggery
Skulduggery

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Location: Wales
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Posted:ubblol

Ahhhhh.... for the companies that don't check out the meaning of what they names their products in most major languages I salute you! You give us hours of fun and joy!


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_Clare_
_Clare_

Still wiggling
Location: Belfast
Member Since: 22nd Oct 2002
Total posts: 5967
Posted:It would be nice if it was intentional...

Some advertising subcontractor taking the p!ss... ubblol

Meh. Wishful thinking.


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Dunc
Dunc

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Location: The Middle lands
Member Since: 19th Aug 2003
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Posted:I put w@nker into a translation website for spanish and got Tonto!



I never realised the "Lone Ranger" and Tonto could be so funny ubblol


Let's relight this forum ubblove

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animatEd
animatEd

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Posted:ubblol

The word 'Tonto' is used to refer to something/someone Extremely silly, or stupid, a chump, or imbecile etc... Generally a derogatory word... biggrin

'Pajero', whilst meaning W@nker, also means (in Central America) 'liar', or when used as an adjective means 'Fibbing'. Also in Central America, the same word can mean 'Plumber'
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Kyrian
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Location: York, England
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Posted:An american car company once sold a car in mexico where the name translated to "doens't go". Thats almost worse... I mean some people might want a car which has an attitude, but who wants a car which doesn't run!!!!

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Doc Lightning
Doc Lightning

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Location: San Francisco, CA, USA
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Posted:Pajero means something like someone who takes care of birds or something. Except it isn't a word.

The Chevy Nova (no va="doesn't go.") is the famous car that eventually did quite well in Latin America.


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MiG
MiG

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Posted:does anyone know what, if anything, 'paseo' translates into? funny, derogatory or useful, anything'd go smile

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Skulduggery
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Posted:According to BABELFISH it means stroll in spanish.

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bluecat
bluecat

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Posted:Written by: Doc Lightning

Pajero means something like someone who takes care of birds or something. Except it isn't a word.




maybe not in the americas, but in spain it definitely means what i said it means...

i tried to translate my first french phrase(learned aged 6: le soleil brille, et les oiseaux chants dans les arbres) into spanish, and came up with

what should have been:
el sol esta brillante y los pajaros (sing..?) en los arboles (i think...)
the sun shines, and the birds are singing in the trees

what i said:
el sol esta brillando, y los pajeros estan cansado en los arboles
the sun is shiny, and the w*nkers are tiring in the trees

causing all around me to collapse with mirth...


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ducky2108
ducky2108

A little bit of a board whore
Location: Glasgow
Member Since: 18th Dec 2005
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Posted:I've discussed this with one of my Spanish friends who was teaching me to swear in Spanish. And yes, Pajero is w@nker. Apparently, when the car is sold in Spain, it's sold under a different name. Unfortunately.

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[noodles]
[noodles]

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Posted:I have a book of choice phrases in different languages and it says gilipollas is w@nker... Do they have more than one word for things. Darn greedy of you ask me. smile

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animatEd
animatEd

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Location: Bristol UK
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Posted:Gilipollas is indeed 'A' word for that, but if you look up 'Pajero' you also get the same definition. Along with the others I gave above.

As for one word, many meanings... We do the same in english. It's a bit more difficult for us to notice, because we're used to their uses in context...

Look up the spanish word 'Puta', or it's masculine form 'Puto'. See how many different meanings you can come up with for that... In one context, it's the word for Whore. in another, it is simply emphasizing something, and is even safe enough to use on national (spanish) television Namely the News (I heard this to my surprise when watching it)... ubblol

I think renault have also misnamed a car, but it was one that was only released in France, so the name didn't matter so much because in France it had no 'second meaning'.


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Put Water into a cup, it becomes the cup, put water into a bottle, it becomes the bottle, put water into a teapot, it becomes the teapot.
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PyroWill
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Posted:ubblol ha ha classic!

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