Daily Podcast: What's In A Name?

Edward Niedermeyer
by Edward Niedermeyer

“People don’t want cars named after hungry old Greek broads! They want names like ‘Mustang’ and ‘Cheetah’ — vicious animal names,” according to Homer Simpson’s automaker brother Herb. Yesterday I learned another good rule of thumb for car naming: if it doesn’t sound hilarious with the word “anal” in front of it, it’s probably not a great car name. Think about it… Commander, Wrangler and Legacy good; CTS, MKT and Optima bad. It may not be safe-for-work, but dammit it’s the truth.

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  • Lokkii Lokkii on Jul 15, 2009

    The game that keeps on giving! Subaru_____Brat Dodge________ Swinger Plymouth______Scamp Plymouth______Barracuda Chevy_________Blazer Jeep__________Commander Buick_________Wildcat Ford__________Excursion AMC/Renault____Alliance AMC________Eagle Mercury_____Marauder Mitsubishi______Vista Saturn____Vue Eagle_____Vision Land Rover_____Discovery

  • Cnyguy Cnyguy on Jul 15, 2009

    C'mon guys! The winners have to be the Dodge ___Ram and the more emphatic Dodge ___Ramcharger.

  • Iceracer Iceracer on Jul 15, 2009

    In Canada Buick dealers are very excited about their _____ Allure. I wonder if they might bring back the _____ Special.

  • Stewart Dean Stewart Dean on Mar 28, 2010

    Ah, but you all missed the finest of all, with its massive, perfectly balanced, long-stroke engine, the Bugatti ____ Royale with its hood ornament elephant, rearing up and trumpeting in glory