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Why are Tacomas called, well, Tacomas?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by FRYBOTH, Sep 6, 2012.

  1. FRYBOTH

    FRYBOTH [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I'm from Tacoma, Washington and I like to think they are named after the city I grew up in. Which is actually totally ridiculous considering Tacoma is a fairly average regular place (I'm being nice here!). When most people are talking about the city of Tacoma they are either talking about the smell or how it manages to be both ghetto and redneck all at the same time.

    Anybody have any insight as to why they started calling the legendary Toyota Pickups Tacomas?
     
  2. 68Whiskey

    68Whiskey Well-Known Member

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    Tacoma is the Japanese word for " pimp mobile"
     
  3. TnRedNeck721

    TnRedNeck721 GO VOLS!

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    The Traveler REBELTACO

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    I'd imagine to keep up the trucks ending in the same sound...Sequioa, Tundra, Tacoma...etc and of course, to give the trucks a name that has to do with the rugged Pacific Northwest. 4Runner and FJ don't apply...lol
     
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    I thought it was a crispy tortilla with meat, veg and cheese
     
  6. FRYBOTH

    FRYBOTH [OP] Well-Known Member

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    All of these answers are, in my professional opinion, correct.
     
  7. sofiasdad11

    sofiasdad11 Reads more than posts

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    Ah, so that explains it. often wondered about the origin :rolleyes:

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    Because calling the truck Washington State was too friggin ridiculous
     
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    Now you also know where your home town got its name
     
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    I'm one of the few people who is actually proud of being from Tacoma (which might say a bit too much about me actually lol), so I already new.
     
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    carcharias Giggiddy what what

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    :annoyed: I learn too much on TacomaWorld :annoyed:
     
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    Konaborne Pineapples on pizza Hawaiian does not it make.

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    the 2014's will be called the Toyota Kealakekua

    just to piss all of you off
     
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    haha, wtf is a kealakua?
     
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    t4r4life poptard and protein farts

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    better yet how do you per nounce that
     
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    yeah, exactly .. ... key,al,ah,kua maybe?
     
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    A Funner?
     
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    True!
     
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