Uh....what? And it's not like Clarkson's "Makes ya proud to be British" exclamations are any more rooted in reality. I'm looking forward to this thing finally coming out. Let's just hope it doesn't take the Duke Nukem Forever development path.man, that video bothered me, I really hope that he isn't all "We are 'murican!" the whole time... that would annoy the piss out of me, watching 45 min of this Ferrari is Murican!
Why would it be American? We don't know who even named it a Jaguar, was it taken from an Aztec/Myan language? Is it actually Spanish? Considering they are more common in the Spanish speaking parts of the world I'd wager somewhere near the last 3 options.Wouldn't the American pronunciation have come first? I know thats a joke but still...
The etymology of the word jaguar is unclear. Some sources suggest a borrowing from the South American Tupi language to English via Portuguese, while others attribute the term to the related Guaran? languages. In the Tupi language, the original and complete indigenous name for the species is jaguara, which has been reported as a denotation for any carnivorous animal?in the compound form jaguaret?, -et? means "true". In the related Guaran? languages, yaguaret? has been variously translated as "the real fierce beast", "dog-bodied", or "fierce dog". Early etymological reports were that jaguara means "a beast that kills its prey with one bound," and this claim persists in a number of sources. However, this has been challenged as incorrect. In many Central and South American countries, the cat is referred to as el tigre ("the tiger").
Assuming Portuguese pronunciations are similar to Spanish ones, the Americans are doing it right. Now can we get back on topic and talk about Carolla's bright future now?Etymology Online said:
Oh, absolutely. But Adam Carolla is horrible. It doesn't matter how much good music you play, or the angle of the camera, or the dollars you spend. The guy is just crap. And nearly as I can tell, he's a bad person too. The thing I see in each of the Top Gear and Fifth Gear presenters is they all appear to be good people. Someone I'd want to have lunch with. But I'd just as soon punch Adam in the mouth as look at him.I think that we are a bit spoilt on this Forum - we are used to extremely good photography, quality music (in the BBC2 rips at least) and well groved in banter between the three presenters. Lets give Gear a bit of a break many of the best shows take a little time to settle in - lets just say this has potential, I think they need to spend a little more money, and get used to each other and it will probably be OK - I am hopeful.
Jeremy clarkson is clearly an actual douchebag. Dont take your TV worship to extremes. Its all very entertaining when its safe and restrained on television, but i cant imagine he's a very nice guy at all in real life from what i've heard of him. Carolla on the other hand has never yelled at a child or spouted ignorant international propaganda from what i've seen.I see in each of the Top Gear and Fifth Gear presenters is they all appear to be good people.
Disagree - I've no problem with JC's behaviour, he's got every right to tell a kid off when he's taking a photo of him sleeping - kid's parent needs a good slapping too. Yes he's a celeb, but that doesn't give people the right to invade his personal space or privacy.Jeremy clarkson is clearly an actual douchebag. Dont take your TV worship to extremes. Its all very entertaining when its safe and restrained on television, but i cant imagine he's a very nice guy at all in real life from what i've heard of him. Carolla on the other hand has never yelled at a child or spouted ignorant international propaganda from what i've seen.
Nothing to do with Clarkson - taking a photo of anyone sleeping without their permission isn't on, they've every right to take offence to it. To be honest it's more the parents that are the shits - they shouldn't be letting their kid do that.And why is he "a little shit"? Because he went against the will of our lord and saviour, jesus "infallible" clarkson?