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Cars with plural model names


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#11 bonanova

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Posted 27 November 2007 - 02:22 PM

Going for plural endings, whether meaningful or not,

5. Maxima - pl of maximum
6. Integra - pl of ? [iffy] might be f. of integer, with n. being integrum, rather than pl.
7. Accura - for that matter, but it's even farther off the track.

Kudos to my unnamed friend, [who also suggested Spectra].
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Posted 27 November 2007 - 02:43 PM

I will concede all but the Spectra, since I was just shooting from the hip with them

I forgot about the Maxima though.
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Posted 27 November 2007 - 04:54 PM

I'm pretty sure Integra and Acura are just made up words by the manufacturer (plus Acura isn't a model).

So far we have two definites:

1. Kia Spectra
2. Nissan Maxima
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Posted 29 November 2007 - 04:00 PM

OOOOOHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!. now see that is a bit harder.
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Posted 30 November 2007 - 06:54 AM

Sorry - there are no car names with plural nouns. Take The Kia Spectra - there is one Kia Spectra or two or more Kia Spectras (note the s at the end of the word). We say Spectras, therefore the singular, in this case, is Spectra.

It's kind of like asking how many human names are plural - unless you are a queen or insane, you don't identify yourself as we - merely I.
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Posted 30 November 2007 - 08:03 AM

Sorry - there are no car names with plural nouns.

Maxima is [a] a car model name and [b] the plural form of the noun maximum.
Spectra is [a] a car model name and [b] the plural from of the noun spectrum.

Maximas is the plural of "car named maxima" and pluralizes the notion of "car".
Referring to a single Maxima car does not make the car's name singular, as you suggest.

It's kind of like asking how many human names are plural

Mark 5:9 And he asked him, What is thy name? And he answered, saying, My name is Legion: for we are many.
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Posted 30 November 2007 - 06:28 PM

Moving along ... how about Mazda Millenia?

Possible objection to Millenia is it's not spelled Millennia,
so it's suggestive of, not identical to, a plural word.

There's also the Kia Optima.
Optimim is both noun and adjective.
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Posted 30 November 2007 - 08:01 PM

Optima definitely works but you raised a good objection to Millenia, so that one's iffy.
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Posted 01 December 2007 - 04:34 PM

Bentley Brooklands?
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Posted 02 December 2007 - 05:29 PM

Bentley Brooklands?


Nah.
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