A linguistic protest!

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussions' started by nosborne48, Dec 6, 2021.

  1. nosborne48

    nosborne48 Well-Known Member

    Ford Motor Company has introduced its new battery electric F150 pickup truck for a price that I've been unable to ascertain but which is doubtless stratospheric. Nice looking but rather too much like a conventional gas/diesel monster for my taste. It even has decorative grillwork. Like building early autos to look like carriages? Shown pulling an Airstream no less.

    There being no actual engine there's a cargo compartment in the front called (shudder) the "frunk".

    Frunk as in "I am in a blue frunk" over the creation of a really stupid sounding word? VW all throughout its air cooled hippy days never resorted to anything this awful yet every VW of the era had what Ford would now call a "frunk".

    Is this really necessary?
  2. Rich Douglas

    Rich Douglas Well-Known Member

    My son put a deposit on one immediately. They've been putting off the actual delivery date, but it looks like they'll start delivering it soon. I didn't ask, but I didn't get the impression it was all that pricey.

    NB: The Ford F-150 is the best-selling passenger vehicle in America and has been for quite awhile. I have no idea why.
  3. Rachel83az

    Rachel83az Well-Known Member

    A lot of America is rural and having a truck to haul things around is just handy.
  4. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

  5. nosborne48

    nosborne48 Well-Known Member

    Ford's advertisement touts the F150 Lightning as a tow vehicle. Um . I dunno. How FAR could it tow my Airstream Bambi and how LONG would it need to charge after doing so?
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