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      09-26-2019, 02:28 PM   #23
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People get bothered by the most interesting things...
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      09-26-2019, 02:33 PM   #24
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People have been referring to Porsches as P-Cars/PCars/P Cars (what have you) since at least the early 2000s (over 15 years ago), well before Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and hashtags were a thing in the public.

I would say it was initially popularized on car forums (particularly BMW discussion boards during the E46 days) and then subsequently picked up as an easy and catchy hashtag by social media.
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      09-26-2019, 02:41 PM   #25
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If i get a Panamera Sport Turismo, am i allowed to refer to it as a P-wagon?
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      09-26-2019, 02:55 PM   #26
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Drives me nuts, it's someone's name, pronounce it correctly. P car is just as dumb
Does it drive you nuts when you can't roll your tongue (trill your Rs) saying Ricardo?
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      09-26-2019, 05:13 PM   #27
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Honestly, I thought it was common practice when joining the forums to describe what one drove, so when contributing to discussions, people knew your car better. But maybe that's what the sig is for. This is honestly my first forum that I became active on. It was never meant to be pretentious. I didn't realize it bothered people that much. I still cringe at the "6MT" a bit but I couldn't fit the word "manual", and just thought it might avoid ambiguity.

Relax man, it's just an opinion haha. Everyone can have one.
I am very relaxed. You missed the point of my post. There is nothing wrong with "'17 M3 Mineral White 6MT" - it is NOT pretentious any more than "///M" is. They are just ways people talk about their cars.
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      09-26-2019, 05:37 PM   #28
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People have been referring to Porsches as P-Cars/PCars/P Cars (what have you) since at least the early 2000s (over 15 years ago), well before Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and hashtags were a thing in the public.

I would say it was initially popularized on car forums (particularly BMW discussion boards during the E46 days) and then subsequently picked up as an easy and catchy hashtag by social media.
this. i have been using the term P-car for as long as i can remember.
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If i get a Panamera Sport Turismo, am i allowed to refer to it as a P-wagon?
I like that.

And damn I love the car.
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      09-26-2019, 06:51 PM   #30
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Because Porsche starts with P and it's a car...
Sounds even worse when you put it like this....

Call your BMW a 'B' car.... yea... didn't think so lol.
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      09-26-2019, 06:55 PM   #31
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Because of a bodypart that starts with the same letter that the drivers often mistake their car as a substitute for.
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      09-26-2019, 07:42 PM   #32
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It's like just say " I'm thinking about a 911 or cayman" 🤣
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      09-26-2019, 07:45 PM   #33
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Because of a bodypart that starts with the same letter that the drivers often mistake their car as a substitute for.
Oh, I get it! A pussy!!
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As someone who is bothered by a lot of stupid sh*t I don't see the problem at all with P car.

Typing out "///M" on the other hand...
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      09-26-2019, 10:40 PM   #35
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I cringe inside when people say Porshhh.
That's how you pronounce it in Belgium/Holland, which is where I grew up. So I still say it like that. And you're right, makes people cringe all the time.
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So people refer a Porsche to a women's vagina?
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On Rennlist it was the Off Topic crowd that used p-car consistently.
On the technical Forums we used the model # with subtype for clarity.
Few used p-car there. Mostly non hard core guys.
Others/we used Porsche when the name was needed.
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I cringe inside when people say Porshhh.
As opposed to pronouncing it porshh uhh?
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      09-27-2019, 09:37 PM   #39
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37 replies and 2117 thread views so far.... Didn't think this thread would be this popular lol.
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      09-27-2019, 10:34 PM   #40
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It's cringe. I'd imagine it came from people not knowing if it's pronounced Por-shh or Por-shuh. The latter is correct.
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Here it is, the P-car:

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That's how you pronounce it in Belgium/Holland,
In the Netherlands the last 'e' in 'Porsche' isn't silent.
It's pronounced 'porsjuh' in Dutch. So similar as in German, only probably a bit more emphasis on the rolling 'r' but thats typical for Dutch vs. German.
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I just call mine "the turbo" or sometimes the "TTS"

Does that bother you OP? If it does, I can send you an audio recording of me saying it.
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I just call mine "the turbo" or sometimes the "TTS"

Does that bother you OP? If it does, I can send you an audio recording of me saying it.
I call mine "the bug".
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