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Old 12th January 2007, 10:15   #1
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Exclamation MG name's definition changed!

A sacrilege has happened in the yernals of automotive history! The historic MG (ex-MG Rover) which originally meant Morris Garages has now been changed to - wait for this - Modern Gentleman by the Chinese group that purchased it !!

The saving grace-if you can call it that, is that the logo has remained the same.

Source: Lost in translation: Chinese massage 'MG' message - Automotive News

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Old 12th January 2007, 11:18   #2
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OMG !! This is hilarious !!!
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Old 12th January 2007, 11:21   #3
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A sacrilege has happened in the yernals of automotive history! The historic MG (ex-MG Rover) which originally meant Morris Garages has now been changed to - wait for this - Modern Gentleman by the Chinese group that purchased it !!

The saving grace-if you can call it that, is that the logo has remained the same.

Source: Lost in translation: Chinese massage 'MG' message - Automotive News
He..he...
So MG - Modern Gentle Man
BMW - Bold and Modern Woman
....they got talent.

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Old 12th January 2007, 13:30   #4
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Things dont necessarily sound the same when translated to another language i.e. Modern Gentleman may sound nice in Chinese buttttttttttttttttttttt.
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Things dont necessarily sound the same when translated to another language i.e. Modern Gentleman may sound nice in Chinese buttttttttttttttttttttt.
My point exactly. A pile of cash is all that matters - now/before/into the future, unfortunately
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If I remember correctly, they changed Rover to Roewe...sigh...
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So now is it modern gentleman - Roewe.

Is it more to do with Feng-shui or imaginative thinking.
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Old 13th January 2007, 03:15   #8
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If I heap the invectives here as I heaped the invectives in my mind I'd get banned.

Why, God, why???!!!
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