factoryconnection: So we're supposed to be upset about a Japan-market-only car with a name that Americans might associate with gardening or racial themes? News flash: Japanese people have their own, entire language with attending epithets. They don't usually dig to the back of the rack for colloquialisms in non-markets.This is the type of thing that is used to build the limp-wristed, liberal straw man. Whatever "derp" is for us, this is it.
SurelyShirley: Waitaminnit. Toyota is not supposed to use that name for a van sold in Japan, because racists in the US used it 100-150 years ago?Ok then, just call that damn thing "Toyota, Please".
Mayhem of the Black Underclass: Don't you guys know anything about romanization of Japanese words? The 'a' is a short a as in ha-ha, and the 'de' at the end is pronounced 'day', so the name of the car is Spa-day. It's a perfect fit for overweening pampered soccer moms. I'm personally waiting for the special Porte Monki 4LF to be released.
John Buck 41: EABOD.
elffster: Ya know, with all the money Lemmy has, he should get those...things on his face taken off. Unless they are the source of all his power.
Johnny Lemonhead: Is it weird that I didn't know that was a slur?
bel4sucks: John Buck 41: EABOD.Ay, ay biatch lemme ask you this. So since you think the word Nova was automatically split into two words and then translated for some reason, do you scream at someone about to go into a counseling session like this.."You're going to see THE RAPIST?? And you're paying for it????"You enjoy calling people out for being ignorant, even when it isn't that big of a deal. Don't dish it out if you can't take it you ancient twat.
Sylvia_Bandersnatch: Mayhem of the Black Underclass: Don't you guys know anything about romanization of Japanese words? The 'a' is a short a as in ha-ha, and the 'de' at the end is pronounced 'day', so the name of the car is Spa-day. It's a perfect fit for overweening pampered soccer moms. I'm personally waiting for the special Porte Monki 4LF to be released.As best as my feeble and all-too-brief Japanese education informs me..A Japanese person *reading* English "Spade" would probably parse it as "S(u)-PAH-deh" (スパデ). There are few consonant clusters in Japanese, and s-p is not one of them, so they will probably add their default long-u vowel to the initial 'S'. At best they might come up with "S'pa-de," which would actually sound almost exactly the same to most Western ears. The resulting construction probably would sound a lot like 'spa-day' to Americans, but a Japanese person would still probably see it as a three-syllable word.A Japanese person *hearing* the word "Spade" might imagine it as "S(u)-PE-I-d(u)" (スペイヅ), a *four* syllable word. There are no vowel diphthongs in Japanese. Rather, each vowel in what we could consider a diphthong is its own syllable. English long-a ("ay") becomes "e→i". And since all Japanese syllables are open (ending with a vowel), they'll add the customary nearly inaudible long-u to the terminal "d".
Fat-D: I am Mexican/Irish/German.I would buy a car called a Spikkity Kraut Coal Cracker with theGreen Bean package without a single fark given.I am still trying to figure out who was offended by the use of the name Spade....
Psycoholic_Slag: A crank-bait bass lure?Not making the connection.
b0rg9: I think the granddaddy of inconvenient car names was the Chevy Nova.Which, in Mexico, translates to "is not" or "no go" or something. Whatever -- not good for a car.
John Buck 41: GFY.
bel4sucks: John Buck 41: GFY.No thanks biatch, I use ya girls for that.
John Buck 41: Yer pritty clevah wen it cumz ta insultz. Nawt.
bel4sucks: John Buck 41: Yer pritty clevah wen it cumz ta insultz. Nawt.Lolololololol this coming from the ancient coont that so far has used "EABOD" and :GFY" as weak ass comebacks. Just shut the fark up old man. I'd tell ya to go sit by the window, but shouldn't you be getting your ass to that menial job you had to take because of bad life choices?
Saberus Terras: bel4sucks & John Buck 41, please don't threadjack with your little spat. Take it to email or something and hook up for the hate sex. Thank you.This supposed to be about shiatty ass cars with shiatty ass names.
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