The ISIHAC
Car Salesmen's Jargon Page

Last Updated
29 Dec 2006

On the BBC Radio 4 show I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue, one of the rounds includes suggestions for examples of Car Salesmen's jargon, along with a translation. Here are some of the teams' suggestions, along with some of my suggestions. If you have any ideas you would like included, please e-mail me here, and I will add the best ones (with full credit to you of course)

 Sort by:
 

Bargain not to be missed = Everyone else has hit it.
06 Sep 1986
You'll enjoy a spin in this = Just try braking on a wet road.
06 Sep 1986
Only 250,000 miles on the clock = You should have seen what it said on the hourglass.
06 Sep 1986
One careful owner = The other 32 were nutters.
06 Sep 1986
Take you to Paris and back on one tank of petrol = As long as you live in Versailles.
06 Sep 1986
You won't see upholstery like this everyday = You won't see upholstery like this everyday.
06 Sep 1986
Ample boot space = Room for at least 2 pairs, or 4 pairs of carpet slippers.
06 Sep 1986
It's a fun car = The salesmen in the back room are rolling all over the floor.
06 Sep 1986
Fitted with child-proof locks = A child may not be able to break into it, but everyone else can.
06 Sep 1986
One previous owner = Evil Knievel.
06 Sep 1986
Two previous owners = Starsky & Hutch.
06 Sep 1986
They don't make them like this any more = They got fed up being sued.
06 Sep 1986
It's a cross between an Allegro & a Rover = A legover!
06 Sep 1986
Current MOT = There's this garage in Wandsworth...
06 Sep 1986
(d?) after venue signifies a query regarding the Date of broadcast,
(??) signifies a query regarding Venue of broadcast


Back to www.isihac.org.uk

Copyright © 1998-2017 Kevin Hale. All rights reserved

Made with Cascading Style Sheets logo    Valid CSS!    Valid HTML 4.01!