Saturday, February 07, 2004
I'm Slightly Disappointed...

...that this story, which I had laughingly treated and repeated as true, doesn't hold water. [Thanks to The Volokh Conspiracy and Snopes]:

Claim: The Chevrolet Nova sold poorly in Spanish-speaking countries because its name translates as 'doesn't go' in Spanish.

Status: False.
The exploration of the topic and its explanation are immensely eye-opening, especially for someone who had accepted the story for truth. Guess it just goes to show - 'Fact Check Everything.'
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