Wednesday, March 28, 2007

It's all in the name



What would YOU call one of these?

'Caravan'. Cunty.

Nooooooooooo, the model. To differentiate it from bigger/smaller models. Like they do with cars.

'Cos I've been driving about on the motorways of the good ol' U of K recently and no matter what time of year it is, you invariably see plenty of caravans. Why someone would choose to sit in a confined space without adequate toilet facilities miles from civilisation on a cold, wet day is perhaps a question for another time.

But, sit in them they do.

And what they sit in has a name.

Yes, caravan.

Quiet, fool.

Anyway, here's a few I spotted on my travels the other weekend.

Silouhette

Marauder

Clubman

Swift

Zodiac

Pageant

Lunar


A couple of them stand out for being quite obviously inappropriate. Which, for my money are...

'MARAUDER'

'SWIFT'

Let's take "Marauder' first. My Boy's Book of Big Words tells me a 'marauder' is someone who spends a good portion of his time plundering, pillaging and generally scaring normal people shitless. Like this bloke for instance...



Hard to imagine him using a chemical toilet or sitting in his caravan doing a jigsaw while it pisses with rain outside.

Next up, is 'Swift'. Now, is this an image of 'swiftness'?



Hmmm, no.

But someone must have thought it was a good name. Why?

HERE'S A MUCH BETTER LIST OF CARAVAN NAMES.

1 comment:

kitchen hand said...

It's those focus groups again. 'Think of a name that would appeal to post-baby boomers who have driven Avengers and Scimitars all their lives!'

Disclosure: I crossed Australia in a Franklin Wayfarer towed by Valiant Safari. But that was in the early 1970s.

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