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On 8/18/2011 5:52 AM, Axel Kittenberger wrote:
> Peter> Famously the Toyota "MR2" sports car just-about translates
> phonetically to "shit" in French.
> Or there is the Chevrolet Nova that surprisingly didn't sell well in
> the spanish speaking countries - literally meaning no-va: Doesn't
> go/work.

Unfortunately, the latter turns out to be an urban legend:

But to me (native English speaker), Ophal does seem to sound exactly
like offal. Names aren't easy to come by, though. I like "Opal", FWIW.