Date: Wed, 26 Nov 1997 11:43:57 -0500 From: Mark Mandel Subject: Re: What Car Names Mean Wayne Glowka writes: >>>> Well, the following falls generally under the topic of semiotics, I guess. I have a Ford Aerostar Van (mocha) and a fading Probe (strawberry). I used to drive a Miata. What does this all mean? >The Statements Car Owners are Really Making: >-------------------------------------------- > >Acura Integra - I have always wanted to own the Buick of > sports cars. [etc.] <<<< There's a song about these, by either Greg Brown or Bill Morrissey. I can't remember the title, but the chorus goes: Well, I'll bet you a ten, even a fiver, you find the car, I'll find the driver. It ain't really no big deal to know who's inside that automobile. And some of the IDs go I drive a Mercedes-Benz with MD plates, I have no trouble finding dates. [...] I just airbrushed my Econoline, A friend of the devil's is a friend of mine. Good song! Mark A. Mandel : Senior Linguist : mark[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] Dragon Systems, Inc. : speech recognition : +1 617 965-5200 320 Nevada St., Newton, MA 02160, USA : Personal home page: