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“The New GTI 2006. Turbo Sweaty Nutsack.”
Consumerist points out a wee problem with the new Volkswagon GTI billboards:

Volkswagen has opted to remove billboards in New York, Los Angeles and Miami for the new GTI 2006 after Hispanics in the neighborhood found it either offensive or hysterical. The GTI’s slogan? “Turbo Cojones.”

Although English speakers use the phrase to refer to someone with a lot of daring, it apparently never lost its vulgar testicular association in the native Spanish.

What I really want to know is where Consumerist found the photo of the big-balled squirrel.

Posted by aalkon at March 20, 2006 6:24 AM

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That squirrel is the mascot of Fark.com. Not entirely sure where it originally came from, but it's been part of Fark from the beginning.

Even as a non-hispanic, I still think of cojones in the physical equipment sense, and not as 'daring', and I find the advert pretty amusing as well (and turbo sweaty nutsack is an interesting visual image :o)).

Posted by: Dale at March 20, 2006 7:43 AM

The squirrel also showed up on a recent episode of Drawn Together.

Posted by: POB at March 21, 2006 5:43 AM

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