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Cars with plural model names


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#1 Martini

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Posted 26 November 2007 - 09:19 PM

How many Car model names can you come up with that are plural nouns? For instance, if a Plymouth Road Runner was called a Road Runners, that would count.
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Posted 26 November 2007 - 09:31 PM

Can't think of a single one unless you count the 400, 500 etc.
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Posted 26 November 2007 - 10:20 PM

Hah! Cute.

The reverse of Soccer teams [so called by us colonists] surprisingly
having singular names as opposed to say Minnesota Vikings.

Like WB, I'm thinking - and I've enlisted the aid of an automobile
historian friend.
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Posted 26 November 2007 - 11:09 PM

so far 26. actually this would be a whole lot harder if it were cars that aren't plural nouns


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#5 Martini

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Posted 26 November 2007 - 11:21 PM

Sorry if I wasn't clear enough, Linzd21, but I'm not looking for car model names that can be pluralized, but car model names that already are. My example of Plymouth Road Runner was to show that if it were called a "Road Runners" it would count, but since it isn't- it doesn't.
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Posted 27 November 2007 - 02:58 AM

Mercury marquis (is a singular and also a plural)
Pontiac Lemans
Porsche 911S (there is an 'S' on the end :P)
Cadillac Deville Concours
Kia Spectra

I cannot think of any more
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Posted 27 November 2007 - 03:07 AM

Kia Spectra and Mercury marquis work, but not the rest.
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Posted 27 November 2007 - 03:22 AM

From Dictionary.com Unabridged (v 1.1) - Cite This Source - Share This
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lem·an (lìm'?n, l?'m?n) Pronunciation Key
n. Archaic

1. A sweetheart; a lover.
2. A mistress.
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con·cours /Fr. k???kur; Eng. k???k??r/ Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciation[Fr. kawn-koor; Eng. kong-koor] Pronunciation Key - Show IPA Pronunciation
–noun, plural -cours /Fr. -?kur; Eng. -?k??rz/ Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciation[Fr. -koor; Eng. -koorz] Pronunciation Key - Show IPA Pronunciation.
1. a public contest or competition.
2. concours d'élégance.
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Posted 27 November 2007 - 04:57 AM

I was looking for words that are definitely meant to be plural. I'm not sure even Marquis works in that instance.

I doubt GM meant for the Lemans to be to be the word that is defined as "a sweetheart; a lovera mistress" or that Concours was meant to be a plural, but okay, since they fit the requirements as described in the OP, so far we got:

1. Mercury Marquis
2. Pontiac Lemans
3. Cadillac Deville Concours
4. Kia Spectra
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Posted 27 November 2007 - 07:05 AM

Marquis is singular. If you say it aloud it's /mahr-kee/ not /mahr-keez/. It's spelled the same, but it's not plural as applied to the automobile.

The LeMans is also singular. It's named after the french city (LeMans), not the archaic word for "lover" (which would be lemans). Hence the capital "M".

The Cadillac Deville Concours is actually a shortened form of "concours d'elegance" so to be plural it would have to be "concourses" or "concours d'elegances"

Great job on Spectra though.
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