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Old 01-01-2010, 07:50 PM   #1
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Is the reference to "Maro" new?

I have owned a Camaro since 1988 and so have many of my friends. I have never refered to my Camaro as a "Maro", but I notice that lots of people on here do. Is it the younger generation calling it this name?

Not to hurt any feelings, but I don't like the reference of the Camaro as "Maro"...sounds odd to me
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Old 01-01-2010, 07:52 PM   #2
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My buddy owns a 1996 RS and has always called it the 'Maro.
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Old 01-01-2010, 07:55 PM   #3
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Maybe it is a location thing? I called it a Maro when i was younger.
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Old 01-01-2010, 08:01 PM   #4
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Easier to fit on a license plate if you like it.
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Old 01-01-2010, 08:10 PM   #5
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I'd never heard it before I met CF, who sometimes used to refer to her 1980 model with the term. I sorta like it though. Seems affectionate.
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Old 01-01-2010, 08:15 PM   #6
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Is this supposed to be the counterpoint to "Stang"? Why not just add on the "Ca"? It's only one syllable and takes only a fraction of a second to utter.

some slang just isn't worth it
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Old 01-01-2010, 08:21 PM   #7
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Is this supposed to be the counterpoint to "Stang"? Why not just add on the "Ca"? It's only one syllable and takes only a fraction of a second to utter.

some slang just isn't worth it
Because the slightly shortened term sounds less formal, more familiar, and more affectionate than uttering the complete word, thus conveying your deep fondness for your vehicle with but a single syllable.

IE: "I love my Camaro. It's black." conveys the message, but "My 'Maro is black." conveys the same sentiment more efficiently and arguably with more emphasis on how much you like it.
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Old 01-01-2010, 08:25 PM   #8
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if it convey's anything at all, it would be laziness or a lame attempt at seeming hip.

Call it a "Maro" or a "Cammy" or whatever you like. All that really matters is that you drive one!
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if it convey's anything at all, it would be laziness or a lame attempt at seeming hip.
Then I guess you shouldn't use the term; to others, it means exactly what I said, and will continue to do so despite your incorrect assessment.
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Then I guess you shouldn't use the term; to others, it means exactly what I said, and will continue to do so despite your incorrect assessment.
You are assuming, of course, that others will receive the slang as intended. I would expect a lot of people to say "Do you mean 'Camaro'?" - unless you are standing right next to it of course... Good for a license plate, I suppose.

If it was white, you could affectionately refer to it as your "Marsh-Maro".
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You are assuming, of course, that others will receive the slang as intended.
True, though in most cases, if you're using the term around someone who doesn't own a Camaro, you're bragging about your car, and therefore the meaning, and the fact that you're using an affectionate pet name for it, should be sufficient to get the meaning across.

Not that I talk about the car a lot.

Totally don't.

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If it was white, you could affectionately refer to it as your "Marsh-Maro".
Thousands have been sold. You know someone does exactly that.

Though because of the way you spelled it, I'm imagining a camo SS with giant mud tires.
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I get what you're saying. I just think the full name "Camaro" radiates maximum coolness all on it's own.
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Please stop the "Maro".
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I get what you're saying. I just think the full name "Camaro" radiates maximum coolness all on it's own.
Not as well as just revving the engine.
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