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    Why Volkswagen Beetle is know as the name of "FOXY" in Pakistan.
    Here majority of people and mechanics dont know its original name "Beetle", They take its name as "FOXY".


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    Volkswagen - Volks - Volksy - Foxy

    That's a probable mode of evolution. Another reason is that there weren't many other cars from Volkswagen lineup available in Pakistan, so there wasn't any discrimination between the models.
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    I heard from a German returned person who reads the
    Volkswagon as FoxWagon.
    seems like in german language V is read as F and and may be lks for X.

    so that means the name is actually read as FoxWagon abbreviated as FOXY.
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    @bango
    thats was also in my mind, but was not confirmed.
    @ahmadwaqas
    may be that was the reason,

    but is it known as FOXY in other countries too???
    who was first who took the name FOXY???

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    yep in german

    Vee is pronounced F, and they themselves call the beetle Kafer - pronounced kaver - meaning beetle

    and they call VW as Faa Way - Faa = alphabet V and Way as alphabet W

    hence faaway kafer

    there are many variants of the beetle name across the world - no one actually calls it type1 - its original name - check wikipedia yourself

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    agree with ahmedwaqas & Xulfiqar... plus there is more of such nomenclature exist here like Charade 88 as "ANDA".. Civic 95 as "DOLPHIN"..
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    dont forget the classics
    kashti - galant 87
    machli - crown 72
    chooha - city vario


    lol there are too many

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    some people also call Chevy JOY as "DADDOO"
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    @xulfiqar
    Dado = Charade 88
    Dolphin = civic 95 / S class 2002 - 2004

    Let storm come.
    He'll be elaborating the foxy thingy much better ...

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    i am also waiting for storm's comments.

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    ^^ but in karachi the daewoo matiz and all its ******* sisters are called ulloo

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    Mr.Bean's ride is known as Sabundani.

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    ^^^Haha.
    Seriously...???

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    Quite sure the name 'Foxy', as an affecionate term for the VW in Pakistan, was an evolution of the word 'Volkswagen' - and doesn't refer to the adjective, which means 'sexy, seductive'

    Commonly-used colloquials for other VWs in Pakistan include :

    'Foxy dubba' - The VW Bus (Type 2)
    'Fokker wala Foxy dubba' - Split screen VW bus (the hippy bus)
    'Foxy jeep' - The VW trekker/type 181

    Also heard the VW being refered to as 'daddu' i.e. frog, in rural areas.
    "Made in Germany. Wrecked in Pakistan."

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    Quote Originally Posted by killervtec View Post
    ^^^Haha.
    Seriously...???
    He's serious......its a fact....

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    people here call it a foxy because they are illiterate idiots... the car is called a "type1", van is a "type2" etc...
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    well just like the word PULLTHROUGH the word VOLKS was changed into FOXY

    when the british ruled the subcontinent they used a PULL THROUGH to clean their guns after firing a shot and when they left that PULLThrough became PHULTRU and further that PHULTRU was changed into something else

    Just like that the VOLKSWAGEN was changed into FOXWAGON and then it was more changed into FOXY

    so basically there is a big big problem of SLANG terms as It starts with something and ends with something totaly ridiculous and with an extremly funny meaning
    Audi is like a disease once it gets in your blood there is no going back

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