And we invite you to do the same
Last year, a popular thread on Reddit titled "How can you ruin a band name by changing one letter?" made a lot of people crack up with laughter, so we thought about doing a similar exercise, only using car names instead of bands.
We want this to be an interactive exercise, so feel free to jump in and offer your input at any time. In the meantime, we'll kickstart this with our selection of car names that become hilarious when one letter gets changed.
As with any game, there are some rules to this, though. First of all, leave brand names intact — we'll only tamper with model names. Secondly, change just one letter of the nameplate. No adding, no doubling, no eliminating. Thirdly (and lastly), the resulting name must mean something in English and be funny at the same time. Let's go![NativeAd]
Alfa Romeo Moto: a supermini with an identity problem?
Audi A3 Sportsack: the A3 Sportback that wears a backpack
Bentley Continental Flying Slur: improbable reprovable behavior for a member of a blue-blooded brand
BMW 2 Active Pourer: there are no reports of leakages related to the 2 Series Active Tourer, but Active Pourer sounds so funny
Buick Legal: because blue-blooded individuals must abide by the law too
Chevrolet Crax: not the most confidence-inspiring name, is it?
Chevrolet Dolt: a ridiculous name for a sophisticated EV
Chrysler PT Bruiser: don't get into an argument with this one
Citroen Bumper: that bumper must have been superb to name a car after it
Citroen Bumpy: buckle up for a bumpy ride
Dodge Fart: judging from the model's sales, it might have been a more appropriate name
Dacia Ruster: here's a funny and somewhat valid name (the first batch of Duster SUVs made in India and sold in the UK were plagued with rust problems)
Dodge Lemon: here's hoping the Demon doesn't turn into a lemon
Dodge Charmer: the sedan that's smooth with the ladies
Dodge Piper: not the kind of sound you'd imagine coming from a naturally aspirated V10
Fiat Typo: sorry for the typo, Fiat
Fisker Farma: bad Karma?
Ford Danger: here's a name no automaker will use ever
Ford Hocus: don't believe anything that comes out of this car's exhausts
Ford Emosport: the SUV for sports-oriented emos?
Kia Shortage: the Sportage that lacks stuff
Kia Foul: you'd better stay away
MINI Countryban: some people would totally back a country ban for the Countryman
MINI Faceman: contrary to the made-up name, it's not the most representative model of the British marque
Pagani Honda: forgive us for this blasphemy, Mr. Horacio Pagani
Porsche Cabman: a taxi driver that drives a Porsche
Suzuki Jimmy: probably the name they should have gone for in the first place
Subaru BRB: it's always something with this one
We're looking forward to laughing at your funny car names too, so write them in the comments section.