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    Don't Call Your GM Car A "Decapitating", "Kevorkianesque", "Rolling Sarcophagus", Or "You're Toast"

    lol - I particularly liked "words of phrases with biblical connotation"

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    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-0...cophagus-or-yo

    Tyler Durden's pictureSubmitted by Tyler Durden on 05/21/2014 18:04 -0400


    Instead of "defective", GM suggests its employees use the phrase "does not perform to design" according to just released documents in the GM recall probe. However, the internal presentation provides a glimpse into the internal thinking at GM as it suggests the following 69 words should not be used in a company memo... including "Hindenburg", "spontaneous combustion", and "Kevorkianesque."

    Via WSJ,

    The full 69 banned 'judgment' words...



    always, annihilate, apocalyptic, asphyxiating, bad, Band-Aid, big time, brakes like an “X” car, cataclysmic, catastrophic, Challenger, chaotic, Cobain, condemns, Corvair-like, crippling, critical, dangerous, deathtrap, debilitating, decapitating, defect, defective, detonate, disemboweling, enfeebling, evil, eviscerated, explode, failed, flawed, genocide, ghastly, grenadelike, grisly, gruesome, Hindenburg, Hobbling, Horrific, impaling, inferno, Kevorkianesque, lacerating, life-threatening, maiming, malicious, mangling, maniacal, mutilating, never, potentially-disfiguring, powder keg, problem, rolling sarcophagus (tomb or coffin), safety, safety related, serious, spontaneous combustion, startling, suffocating, suicidal, terrifying, Titanic, unstable, widow-maker, words or phrases with a biblical connotation, you’re toast

    and in case you needed a little more help... here are some more translations...



    "Trust" them.. they're from the government...
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    Bahahhahahah. Yes. Some of my fleet vehicles (all GM) are having recalls. The creative negative to positive phrasing is absolutely remarkable, despite the fact that there are some issues that the vehicle can just spontaneously turn on/off by itself and that the ignition key may be removed while the engine is still running...

    "It will take a number of months to build enough parts to fix every car" but "...please remember to drive using ONLY the ignition key and always wear your seat belt."

    Bravo GM. Bravo.

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    And yet they banned lawn darts because one kid died...

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    Challenger? Like a Dodge Challenger(it is a capitalized noun)? Don't compare gm to mopar.

    Also, Cobain? Did GM kill kurt?
    the wild still lingered in him and the wolf in him merely slept

    "It must be poor life that achieves freedom from fear" - Aldo Leopold

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    I like to think of GM vehicles as darwin's little helpers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lone-wolf View Post
    Challenger? Like a Dodge Challenger(it is a capitalized noun)? Don't compare gm to mopar.

    Also, Cobain? Did GM kill kurt?
    They mean the one that went from:



    to


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    Go Canucks Go! lone-wolf's Avatar
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    Ohhhh yea. I wonder what GM car committed genocide.
    the wild still lingered in him and the wolf in him merely slept

    "It must be poor life that achieves freedom from fear" - Aldo Leopold

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    Quote Originally Posted by lone-wolf View Post
    Challenger? Like a Dodge Challenger(it is a capitalized noun)? Don't compare gm to mopar.

    Also, Cobain? Did GM kill kurt?
    Not this kind of Challenger,




    This kind of Challenger




    ETA: Lol, great minds think alike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Foxer View Post
    I like to think of GM vehicles as darwin's little helpers.
    lol!

    That commercial is some serious funny right there.
    Bail-outs are cool. Too big to fail, hmmmm. I disagree, seems the perfect size to fail to me.
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    POS is missing off that list.
    "It is an absolute truism that law-abiding, armed citizens pose no threat to other law-abiding citizens."

    Ammo, camo and things that go "blammo".

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