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Old 20th August 2019, 17:06   #11
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Why is the Rover logo a Viking longboat?

OK got it - Rover/Wanderer/Seafarer.

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Old 22nd August 2019, 10:37   #12
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It might be if interest to some that the Polish word for bicycle is 'rower' ('w' in Polish is pronounced as 'v' in English...) A rather nice example of a foreign generic noun with an English origin; others in Polish being 'adidasy' (trainers) and 'ksero' (photocopier).
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Old 22nd August 2019, 10:39   #13
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Before anyone jumps in to correct me, yes I know, Adidas is German in origin, from the founder Adolf Dassler.....
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Old 22nd August 2019, 10:48   #14
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It might be if interest to some that the Polish word for bicycle is 'rower' ('w' in Polish is pronounced as 'v' in English...) A rather nice example of a foreign generic noun with an English origin; others in Polish being 'adidasy' (trainers) and 'ksero' (photocopier).
In much the same way as some UK folks still call ball-point pens Biros... Right, I'm off to hoover the carpets.


On yer bike and get roving.

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It has to be made to make sense... with emphasis on MADE in GB
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