Reply to post: Re: The name 'Tesla' has been hijacked

Nikola Tesla's greatest challenge: He could measure electricity but not stupidity

Antron Argaiv Silver badge
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Re: The name 'Tesla' has been hijacked

Today, "Tesla" (or Тесла) in these languages in addition to carpentry tool meaning is also the colloquial for "botched job", "f***-up", someone not showing up for a meeting/date or something not being on time.

Good luck to Tesla Motors to sell a Tesla in a Balkan country. They are going to need it. It is after all a Тесла. Colloquial for a Tesla.

Perhaps they could rename the export version a "Nova"...

https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/chevrolet-nova-name-spanish/

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