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Old 01-17-2008, 12:36 PM   #1
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why they name it BMW?? dose any body know?
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Old 01-17-2008, 02:09 PM   #2
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Bavarian Motor Works, Bayerische Bewegungsarbeiten in German
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Old 01-17-2008, 02:20 PM   #3
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really ? i think its ((BE MY WIFE))!!
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Old 01-17-2008, 04:40 PM   #4
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Bavarian Motor Works, Bayerische Bewegungsarbeiten in German

Witey, I thought it was Bayerische Motoren Werke? At least that's what my VIN sticker says in my driver's door... because it wouldn't make much sense to abbreviate a German word to the English abbreviation... right? In your translation, it would be BBA, not BMW.
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Old 01-17-2008, 05:24 PM   #5
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I guess both are right
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Old 01-17-2008, 05:26 PM   #6
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Bayerische Motoren Werke:

And it means, they have the coolest building in the world.

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Old 01-17-2008, 11:16 PM   #7
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i think what witeshark did was translate bavarian motorworks into google, and moterworks translates into bewegungsarbeit
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Old 01-18-2008, 12:19 AM   #8
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Yeah, one is the name, the other a translation.
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Bring my wallet, Bang more women, Broke my waterpump, and finally Broke mans wish.
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Old 01-18-2008, 12:55 AM   #10
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broke my water pump. haha! broke mans wish. lol. those are pricelessly true
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Bayerische Motoren Werke AG (info) (BMW),or in English, Bavarian Motor Works is an independent German company and one of the world's leading performance luxury manufacturers of automobiles and motorcycles. BMW is the parent company of the MINI and Rolls-Royce car brands.
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BMW was officially founded as a public company in 1922, but traces its origins to the pioneering days of German aviation all the way back to 1913. Two of these pioneering men, Karl Rapp and Gustav Otto, are credited by BMW as the "founding fathers". However, BMW owes its actual founding by three men: Josef Popp, Max Friz, and Camillo Castiglioni. These men brought BMW through many turbulent times in the company's early life, as well as taking the company public in 1922 to form BMW AG. BMW stands for Bayerische Motoren Werke.

Beginning with aircraft engines, BMW AG produced a variety of products in its early years, eventually shifting to motorcycle production in 1923 and automobiles in 1929. The circular blue and white BMW logo, which has not been altered throughout the company's history, does not in fact symbolize a spinning propeller according to a BMW spokesperson (although the imagery did appear in post-WWI advertisements). The BMW roundel badge is believed to have been partially derived from the logo of its predecessor company Rapp Motorenwerke[citation needed], while ultimately taking on the colors and checkers of the Bavarian flag. Significant aircraft powerplants of pre-WWII and WWII included the BMW 132 and BMW 801 air-cooled radial engines, and the pioneering BMW 003 axial-flow turbojet. BMW's factories were damaged badly in
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so the emblem is designed from the flag of bavaria? makes sense, but not as cool as the prop engine theory...
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after WW II, btw, the Eisenach plant of BMW which now was in the Sowjet occupation zone was taken over by the Sowjets and they continued producing cars like the BMW 327 as the EMW (Eisenacher Motor Werke) 327.

the word "Bewegungsarbeiten" doesn't exist in German
Google translation is the worst translation program in the world
if you want to translate something properly, dict.leo.org is the best online dictionary



the EMW

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So we all know what "Ford" stands for:

F.o.r.d
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FIX. OR, REPAIR, DAILY!!!!
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