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John_Pimlott
08-22-2007, 04:20 PM
I see it come up from time-to-time.
Why??
That word gives me the creeping willies..
It seems kind of disrespectful to me.
That's it I've turned into my dad!
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John_Pimlott
08-22-2007, 04:20 PM
I see it come up from time-to-time.
Why??
That word gives me the creeping willies..
It seems kind of disrespectful to me.
That's it I've turned into my dad!
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif

VW-IceFire
08-22-2007, 05:02 PM
Usually used as a short for Mustang around here. Not sure if it has some sort of other meaning.

I've also seen the use of 'Sair for the Corsair. I'm not sure if Stang is historical but 'Sair is not. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

FritzGryphon
08-22-2007, 06:50 PM
I think you're thinking of 'stung'. Stang isn't a word.

Stew278
08-22-2007, 08:12 PM
Maybe the people that do it think it sounds better than Mustang? A lot of people use the same truncation when talking about Ford Mustangs.

People abbreviate Mosquito as Mossie all the time, so why not truncate other names?

Or maybe it's laziness, less typing? Kind of like people abbreviating you as u or for as 4 or things like that?

Of course if you look around at websites that define slang terms, you might find it defined (correctly or incorrectly?) as a derogatory word. Then again 3/4 of the definitions on those sites are utter BS anyways.

dersteinmeister
08-22-2007, 08:33 PM
FWIW, I first heard the term in 1971, referring to the car. BTW, Lee Iococca once stated in an interview that the Ford Mustang was named after the WW2 fighter.