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Re: What does "Teutonic" mean? (vrsexxy_GTI)

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I often hear the term "teutonic styling" for german cars..What does that word actually mean?

It means "Hi. I'm an automotive journalist without the slightest shred of imagination, a small vocabulary, and a poor command of the principles of design. I need a quick, suitably pretentious way to convey that the styling of this car is simple and fairly boring, but clean in a contemporary kind of way. Got anything for me?"


Modified by Turbiodiesel! at 10:22 AM 2-21-2008
 

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The Teutons were one of the "barbarian" tribes which clashed with the Romans. Their descendants were part of Bismarck's unified Germany. Auto writers like to use various sub-German names like "Swabian" and "Teutonic".

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And they especially like "Teutonic" because it evokes these guys:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teutonic_Knights


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Re: What does "Teutonic" mean? (PassSedanGLX)

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I saw a chick on the Metro this morning with the biggest Teutons I've ever seen. Should I give her your number?

That's ok. The Grand Tetons are closer.
 

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Re: What does "Teutonic" mean? (PassSedanGLX)

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God Bless America.

What? I wasn't talking about Wyoming.
 

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Re: What does "Teutonic" mean? (Turbiodiesel!)

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It means "Hi. I'm an automotive journalist without the slightest shred of imagination, a small vocabulary, and a poor command of the principles of design. I need a quick, suitably pretentious way to convey that the styling of this car is simple and fairly boring, but clean in a contemporary kind of way. Got anything for me?"

Modified by Turbiodiesel! at 10:22 AM 2-21-2008


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Re: What does "Teutonic" mean? (vrsexxy_GTI)

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I often hear the term "teutonic styling" for german cars..What does that word actually mean?

Teutonic = evil in my unbiased opinion

Google polish lithuanian and teutonic for for examples.


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