Tuesday, January 06, 2009

"WANATE"

MacaholiQ8 and mentabolism commented on my last post and I have to share this with you! :)


Here is what MacaholiQ8 had to say:

We call that type of trucks "WANATE" because the first model ever arrived in Kuwait had a license plate with the number "18"...
Which brings up the forumla...
18 = 1-8 = One-Eight = WANEIGHT
Hence the name is WANATE!

AND
mentabolism said...

The wanate is a corruption (sic) of vanette.
The Vanette was a pick up truck which used to be manufactured by Nissan and is popular with the unorganized market.
See a picture here.


I really thank you for sharing this with us!

2 comments:

MacaholiQ8 said...

LOOOOLLL!!! xD

Hahaa .. Thanks for the quote...

However there's another side of this story... some say it was the engine capacity in liter, not a license plate... It had a 1.8L engine.

Whether it was a license plate or engine capacity it still is concluded and ?translated? by the numbers 1 and 8. ;)

mentabolism said...

The wanate is a corruption (sic) of vanette.
The Vanette was a pick up truck which used to be manufactured by Nissan and is popular with the unorganized market.
http://www.nissan.co.jp/EN/LINEUP2/lineup_c10.html