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Honda Fit

A hatchback car by Honda.

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A Quick Tip by jbeswick

  • Apr 7, 2011
In a bizarre case of near marketing screw-up, Honda originally called the car the "Fitta", which apparently is the Swedish word for, ahem, the C Word (see http://forbruker.no/bil/article291156.ece). 

Note to brand marketers and creatives: it pays to hire a cunning linguist.
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April 08, 2011
Herrejävlar! That's hilarious! That's along the same lines as when Britney Spears got a Kaballistic tattoo, but it was done backwards accidentally and it translated to naïve. Oh, that is superb!
April 08, 2011
Yay! I remember reading this article a couple of years ago from the uber-chavvy Metro newspaper, where some scary-looking kid got a Chinese tattoo that said "At the end of the day, this is an ugly boy." It begs the question why anyone would have a foreign phrase permanently etched on their body without at least checking the translation. Oh wait, it looks cool, that's why.
April 08, 2011
Oh, that is sublimely karmic. It's not true what they say, things aren't lost in translation; they're found in translation, but lost in ignorance.
April 07, 2011
Hahahahaha, funny, because both of my brothers desperately wanted this car as their rice rockets. And good advice! :P
April 08, 2011
What's a rice rocket?
April 08, 2011
:o I wish Urban Dictionary had a better definition... but pretty much, it's a pimped out car, typically an Asian one and if not then a luxury one, driven by an Asian guy :P Fortunately, my brothers were never too into rice rocketeering. I know some guys who have spent more money souping out their cars than their cars were actually worth...
April 08, 2011
Never heard of a rice rocket. Like.
April 08, 2011
Love it! So the English version would be a "Fish 'n chips Four-Door"?
April 08, 2011
Bahahahaha, good one! Dig the subtle alliteration. Will try to come up with an American one... :P
April 08, 2011
"Yankee Yaris"!
April 07, 2011
heh. my neighbor owns this car and her license plate says "GR8 Fit". Nice idea.
April 07, 2011
Lol, excellent. It's amazing what you can find on the Internet. :-)
April 08, 2011
Now you're going to have to inform your neighbor what her license plate could also infer when taken along with the car's original model name. I bet she won't like her vanity plate so much then...
April 08, 2011
I dunno, she's pretty twisted like me. LOL!
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review by . November 25, 2009
A Fit Load of stuff
I got my 07 Fit in college and it has been nothing but fantastic memories. My roommates and I drove from Chicago to LA, 2000 miles, with 5 of us and all of our gear for a week in LA and a week of snowboarding after. I would be lying if I said it was comfortable the entire way, but it worked, and I still got 33+ mpg the whole way.      I've seen these things hold a drafting table, sets of tires, multiple bikes, an entire tailgate with full size grill and lawnchairs, …
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The Honda Fit is a five-door hatchback subcompact car, manufactured by the Honda Motor Company of Japan, first introduced in June 2001 and now in its second generation. The Fit uses Honda's Global Small Car platform, also used by the City/Fit Aria, Airwave, Mobilio, and the Mobilio Spike.

The nameplate Jazz is used in Europe, some parts of Asia, Australia, Oceania, the Middle East, and Africa - while retaining the name "Fit" in Japan, China, and the Americas.
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