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Old 03-14-2013, 03:37 PM   #51
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Originally Posted by quentinberg007 View Post
What would you call your '08 STI? A trunk less sedan?
Functionally, it's exactly the same as any other wagon.

In use, it's exactly the same as any other wagon.

In comparing features, it's exactly the same as any other wagon.

Therefore, it's a wagon.

Originally Posted by fredzy View Post
I see what you did there, I hope.

This is about as close to the correct definition of "shooting brake" as you can get a Toyobaru, assuming Tada's version would be similar:

I like to use irregardless when having vocabulary discussions. when I chose that word, I didn't choose it for any particular reason, but it does offer a good point. irregardless is a word because millions of people use it every day to mean 'regardless' so the dictionary picked it up. Very organic, just how the English language (or any other language should be).

Shooting Brake, on the other hand, once was a word that meant one specific thing, now it's used by marketing people to describe a type of car that has very little to do with the origin of the word. Not organic at all, IMO. Contrived, or synthetic are words I would use to describe Shooting Brake as it is used today.
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