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Let's fix the LEAF acronym for Nissan!

Wed Mar 28, 2012 5:21 pm

I have suspected that LEAF was an acronym for a while now based on the fact that Nissan always capitalizes it, but I just got around to looking it up. Wow! What an awful acronym:

Leading, Environmentally-friendly, Affordable Family car.

Really?! That's just embarrassing! :oops:

As a self-respecting Nissan LEAF owner I cannot bring myself to admit that to anyone I know who might come asking!

So I need the help of all the clever people on this board: Please provide a much-enhanced phrase that we can all proudly claim as the words behind the letters L-E-A-F!

(After all, we all know several good ones for FORD and it has no more letters than LEAF!)

Once we get a set of good choices, perhaps we can put it to a poll for bragging rights!
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Re: Let's fix the LEAF acronym for Nissan!

Wed Mar 28, 2012 5:31 pm

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I noticed you're still working with polymers.

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Re: Let's fix the LEAF acronym for Nissan!

Wed Mar 28, 2012 5:35 pm

Less Energy And Fumes

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Re: Let's fix the LEAF acronym for Nissan!

Wed Mar 28, 2012 5:49 pm

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Re: Let's fix the LEAF acronym for Nissan!

Wed Mar 28, 2012 6:33 pm

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Re: Let's fix the LEAF acronym for Nissan!

Wed Mar 28, 2012 7:31 pm

RegGuheert wrote:I have suspected that LEAF was an acronym for a while now based on the fact that Nissan always capitalizes it, but I just got around to looking it up. Wow! What an awful acronym:

Leading, Environmentally-friendly, Affordable Family car.

Actually LEAF is a backronym. The came up with the word first and made up an acronym to fit.
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Re: Let's fix the LEAF acronym for Nissan!

Wed Mar 28, 2012 7:37 pm

Cool! Creative minds. Nissan - are you looking at this?
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Re: Let's fix the LEAF acronym for Nissan!

Wed Mar 28, 2012 7:43 pm

spike09 wrote:Actually LEAF is a backronym. They came up with the word first and made up an acronym to fit.
Cool! That completely validates what we are doing here!

So far I've liked every single one posted here better than what Nissan came up with! (Sorry, Nissan!)

Keep 'em coming'!
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Re: Let's fix the LEAF acronym for Nissan!

Wed Mar 28, 2012 7:54 pm

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Re: Let's fix the LEAF acronym for Nissan!

Wed Mar 28, 2012 8:05 pm

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