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Is it still called a "FRUNK" in Australia? What about other countries?

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by JenniferQ, Nov 29, 2015.

  1. JenniferQ

    JenniferQ Member

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    Just was thinking about this today as my hubby is Aussie and we sometimes still have little word confusions when I ask him to get things. For example, it's a 'boot' not a trunk. So is it a 'froot' in OZ? or still a "frunk"?

    And what about other countries? I assume their display controls are in the native language?

    Just curious...:confused:
     
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    AudubonB Mild-mannered Moderator Lord Vetinari*

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    Quite frunkly, my dear, I don't give a d.....

    Just kidding. Good question!
     
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    meloccom Moderator Aus/NZ

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    I'm only a single Aussie but most who I talk to refer to it as the frunk.
     
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    In Australia it's called a froot.
     
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    Auzie Tree Hugger Member

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    Something like fruzzzie would best reflect the true spirit of our language
     
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    There was a post elsewhere on TMC where a poster from the UK called it a froot.

    BTW, I heard from a local Tesla service guy that the folks at Freemont are trying to get away from the term "frunk", preferring "front trunk". But it will always be a frunk to me. :)
     
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    Well, I hear that Tesla now is urging folks to consider it a "bow trunk", which they call a "bunk".

    Because, as we all know, one of Henry Ford's most famous quotations was "All history is bunk". And here's the proof!
     
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    If you've grown up with 'roos, you'd call it a pouch, I guess.

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    How weird! Why would they want to get away from that? I think it's pretty strongly ingrained by now in the US, and in the UK, you'd still have to call it a "front boot", so, what's the point?

    It's been a frunk around here, for over 3 years. The hole below the rear trunk is the "well".

    What do they call that? A negative gas tank space?
     
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    This was a joke right? Because would make the trunk at the rear of the car the "stern trunk" ("sunk")? :)

    JenniferQ: My wife grew up in Hong Kong and Australia, as many of us know these are both places where "real English" is spoken. She regularly uses the terms "boot", "bonnet", and "windscreen", but she calls the place where you put stuff at the front of a Model S the "frunk", same as me (Chinese from Central California). And yeah after being married for 15 years we each still have some head-scratching "huh?" moments over something the other said.
     

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