21 September, 2008

a rose, by any other...

buick has a new luxury vehicle named the lucerne, because when naming luxury automobiles nothing springs to mind like swiss fields of alfalfa, plump cows grazing, snow-capped mountains surrounding a lake shimmering in the distance. i don't know though, the car looks nothing like alfalfa, maybe it's the bovine factor...

hell, if i had a luxury vehicle to name, i'd name it canola: sleek! yellow! good for the heart!

moi, i've always been partial to ford's dental instruments line: the probe and the explorer, both pointy metal things you probably don't much enjoy having in your mouth, but as car names go? couldn't get better. though the probe always tends to conjure up images of alien abductions, arguably even less pleasant than the semi-annual visit with your dental professional.

what would you name a car? extra points for unintentional anal references.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Sacha once asked: "If they called the Smart a Smart, why didn't they call the Hummer a Stupid."
Out of the mouth of babes.
Geneviève

the Dude said...

I think most Canadians will think of butter when hearing Lucerne. Equally as stupid for a car name. Unless they wanted you to think it was slippery and smooth.

If I owned a car company, I'd name the entire line after atomic particles. Think Proton (the hybrid sports model), Electron (for the electric model), and Nucleus (for the family wagon). The possibilities are nearly endless. Ha.

(I really shouldn't comment this early in the morning)

the polish chick said...

they might well think of butter. still, lucerne is another name for alfalfa AND the name of a swiss lake. so all their buttery thoughts would come to naught.

Pitur said...

I would think of milk when I hear Lucerne, and maybe eggs, hell anything dairy.