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Old 07-03-2003, 11:25 AM   #79
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Originally posted by edonis

Don't like:

Blenheim (Bristol)
Doesn't seem to roll off the tongue, does it? I've never heard the word pronounced out loud before, but presume it sounds like it should be spelled "Blennum". A forgivable choice, with Bristol having once built the Blenheim bomber, and I guess that was selected from an important (to somebody) battle, in 1704 IIRC. Anyhow, it has more 'zing' then their sequential numbering....but not by much.

I like Manta (Opel) and Vitesse (Triumph); also Carina (Toyota) although, having seen one in motion, perhaps they should have spelled it "Careena".
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