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OtterMeanGreen

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I'm just going to call them Lambos, Raris, and Poorsh...that way I offend everyone.

The real issue is the lack of martini facts.
The word "Lambo" makes my skin crawl as much as it does to some with "Porsh".
 

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The fun obviously stops when “hey Porsche” voice commands are introduced starting with the Taycan. Ima guess that a “hey parsh” salutation will be met with icy silence
 

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I've always wanted a Porsche but I now realize it is a lose/lose situation. Meet someone new who asks about the car and if you say the name right you could be an asshole. Say it wrong and you are an idiot :rotflmao:
 

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Seems to me there is a big difference between trying to mimic the precise inflection and tone of a language you don’t speak (“Fuhr-ARRRR-ee”) and just making sure to include all the fucking syllables (“Por-shuh”).

People say “Porsh” out of ignorance (either self-originated or inherited). It’s not the English way of saying the word—which, as Dino points out, is a family name, not a word with an equivalent in other languages.

I’d rather risk sounding pretentious than follow a foolish precedent. Plus, everybody who I’ve ever enjoyed talking about cars with says it the proper way. Maybe that’s the true “car guy” litmus test.
 
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I've always wanted a Porsche but I now realize it is a lose/lose situation. Meet someone new who asks about the car and if you say the name right you could be an asshole. Say it wrong and you are an idiot :rotflmao:
I thought we already established on this thread that Porsche fandom is a perilous affair :laugh:
 

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The real issue is the lack of martini facts.
I think you're seeing what I'm saying though? If you're with your millionaire "car guy" cohort talking about the shitty job your last detailer did and how the gardener at your Hampton property is just not getting things right say "pour-sha." If you're parked in public and someone says, "Hey, you left the lights on Mr. Poorsh," just thank him and don't correct him or roll your eyes.

And when I go to happy hour, if I'm in the mood for one, I order a "vodka martini," and not a "kangaroo kicker."
 

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to me it is the pretentious use of Fuhnance or Finance, same thing. One hangs out in Marthas Vineyards with sweater around neck and weejuns, and the other is a normal guy who went to fringe IVY school and works hard. Still a great car no matter what you call it.
 
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to me it is the pretentious use if Fuhnance or Finance, same thing. One hangs out in Marthas Vineyards with sweater around neck and weejuns, and the other is a normal guy who went to fringe IVY school and works hard. Still a great car no matter what you call it.
So is it "moor-ved" or "moor-ved-re?" ;)
 

clee1982

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So when do we get started on Bimmer vs. Beemer?

thought one is car the other is motorcycle, I mean BMW drivers gets bad rep no matter what any way, so who cares (though I heard the new douche in town is suppose to be Audi drivers...)
 

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I've always just went with luxury German=douche so BMW, Porsche, BMW, Audi, and Mercedes are all douche. VW is non douche.
 

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I find most VW drivers are...quirky, both in general and in their driving habits.
 

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