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30th Dec '17 3:42:00 AM icewater
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** In fact, its namesake, Ferrari's 250 GTO, itself shouldn't have been homologated, and only avoided being another example of this trope by tricking the FIA by [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ferrari_250_GTO#Racing moving production cars and skipping chassis numbers]].

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** In fact, its namesake, Ferrari's 250 GTO, itself shouldn't have been homologated, and only avoided being another example of this trope by tricking the FIA by [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ferrari_250_GTO#Racing moving production cars so they would be counted multiple times and skipping chassis numbers]].
30th Dec '17 3:40:43 AM icewater
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** In fact, Ferrari's namesake GTO, the 250 GTO, itself shouldn't have been homologated, and only avoided being another example of this trope by tricking the FIA by [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ferrari_250_GTO#Racing moving production cars and skipping chassis numbers]].

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** In fact, its namesake, Ferrari's namesake GTO, the 250 GTO, itself shouldn't have been homologated, and only avoided being another example of this trope by tricking the FIA by [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ferrari_250_GTO#Racing moving production cars and skipping chassis numbers]].
30th Dec '17 3:38:26 AM icewater
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* GM's Pontiac brand, esp. in the John [=DeLorean=] era, had a knack for using names from motorsports on cars (with the notable exception of the Trans Am) or trim levels that had no connection to their namesakes (e.g., [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/24_Hours_of_Le_Mans LeMans]], [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grand_Prix_motor_racing Grand Prix]], [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IMSA_GT_Championship#The_GTP_Era GTP]], etc.), and in fact, generally on cars that were not intended for any major racing series (or usually, not for any racing at all after the early 70s). Most [[BlatantLies blatant]] was naming the Pontiac GTO, which stood for Gran Turismo Omologato, meaning "Grand Touring Homologated", despite the fact that Pontiac had [[http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2003-05-11/travel/0305110361_1_pontiac-gto-enzo-ferrari-ferrari-north-america by that point]] ''dropped out of factory-supported racing altogether'' and would never homologize a car for Grand Touring Car racing.

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* GM's Pontiac brand, esp. in the John [=DeLorean=] era, had a knack for using names from motorsports on cars (with the notable exception of the Trans Am) or trim levels that had no connection to their namesakes (e.g., [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/24_Hours_of_Le_Mans LeMans]], [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grand_Prix_motor_racing Grand Prix]], [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IMSA_GT_Championship#The_GTP_Era GTP]], etc.), and in fact, generally on cars that were not intended for any major racing series (or usually, not for any racing at all after the early 70s). Most [[BlatantLies blatant]] was naming the Pontiac GTO, GTO after the Ferrari, which stood for Gran Turismo Omologato, meaning "Grand Touring Homologated", despite the fact that Pontiac had [[http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2003-05-11/travel/0305110361_1_pontiac-gto-enzo-ferrari-ferrari-north-america by that point]] ''dropped out of factory-supported racing altogether'' and would never homologize a car for Grand Touring Car racing.
** In fact, Ferrari's namesake GTO, the 250 GTO, itself shouldn't have been homologated, and only avoided being another example of this trope by tricking the FIA by [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ferrari_250_GTO#Racing moving production cars and skipping chassis numbers]].
2nd Apr '17 7:32:15 PM DracoKanji
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* Many retail stores advertise a "Grand Opening Sale" several weeks after they have actually opened.

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* Many retail stores advertise a "Grand Opening Sale" several weeks after they have actually opened. This can happen for one of two reasons:


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** They change the name of the store (as is common with flooring and furniture outlets) just so they can have a Grand Opening to have a sale for. In this case, it might not be a sale at all; everything is at the regular price since it's never ''not'' "on sale".
16th Feb '17 12:38:22 AM ZombieAladdin
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** Stores will have a "soft open" first to work out the kinks. This is just opening the door with no fanfare.

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** Stores will have a "soft open" first to work out the kinks. This is just opening the door with no fanfare.fanfare.
* Commercials for the Manwich, presumably named for their original target audience, have an ImprobablyFemaleCast, with women talking about it and women eating it and few to no men in sight.
9th Jan '17 5:58:40 PM nombretomado
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* A 1988 ad campaign for Red Rock cider in the style of ''Series/PoliceSquad'', complete with none other than LeslieNielsen, ended with the slogan: "It's not red, and there's no rocks in it".

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* A 1988 ad campaign for Red Rock cider in the style of ''Series/PoliceSquad'', complete with none other than LeslieNielsen, Creator/LeslieNielsen, ended with the slogan: "It's not red, and there's no rocks in it".
11th Jul '16 10:00:13 AM TwilightLord
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* GM's Pontiac brand, esp. in the John DeLorean era, had a knack for using names from motorsports on cars (with the notable exception of the Trans Am) or trim levels that had no connection to their namesakes (e.g., [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/24_Hours_of_Le_Mans LeMans]], [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grand_Prix_motor_racing Grand Prix]], [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IMSA_GT_Championship#The_GTP_Era GTP]], etc.), and in fact, generally on cars that were not intended for any major racing series (or usually, not for any racing at all after the early 70s). Most [[BlatantLies blatant]] was naming the Pontiac GTO, which stood for (translated from Italian) "Grand Touring Homologated" despite the fact that Pontiac had [[http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2003-05-11/travel/0305110361_1_pontiac-gto-enzo-ferrari-ferrari-north-america by that point]] ''dropped out of factory-supported racing altogether'' and would never homogolize a car for Grand Touring Car racing.

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* GM's Pontiac brand, esp. in the John DeLorean [=DeLorean=] era, had a knack for using names from motorsports on cars (with the notable exception of the Trans Am) or trim levels that had no connection to their namesakes (e.g., [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/24_Hours_of_Le_Mans LeMans]], [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grand_Prix_motor_racing Grand Prix]], [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IMSA_GT_Championship#The_GTP_Era GTP]], etc.), and in fact, generally on cars that were not intended for any major racing series (or usually, not for any racing at all after the early 70s). Most [[BlatantLies blatant]] was naming the Pontiac GTO, which stood for (translated from Italian) Gran Turismo Omologato, meaning "Grand Touring Homologated" Homologated", despite the fact that Pontiac had [[http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2003-05-11/travel/0305110361_1_pontiac-gto-enzo-ferrari-ferrari-north-america by that point]] ''dropped out of factory-supported racing altogether'' and would never homogolize homologize a car for Grand Touring Car racing.
3rd Jun '16 11:13:42 AM ThatGuy0verthere
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** stores will have a "soft open" first to work out the kinks. This is just opening the door with no fanfare.

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** stores Stores will have a "soft open" first to work out the kinks. This is just opening the door with no fanfare.
3rd Jun '16 11:13:22 AM ThatGuy0verthere
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* Many retail stores advertise a "Grand Opening Sale" several weeks after they have actually opened.

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* Many retail stores advertise a "Grand Opening Sale" several weeks after they have actually opened.opened.
** stores will have a "soft open" first to work out the kinks. This is just opening the door with no fanfare.
17th Oct '15 4:20:38 PM nombretomado
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* A 1988 ad campaign for Red Rock cider in the style of ''PoliceSquad'', complete with none other than LeslieNielsen, ended with the slogan: "It's not red, and there's no rocks in it".

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* A 1988 ad campaign for Red Rock cider in the style of ''PoliceSquad'', ''Series/PoliceSquad'', complete with none other than LeslieNielsen, ended with the slogan: "It's not red, and there's no rocks in it".
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