I Also remember people calling Qualis at its time of debut as COO-LIS lol!
A colleague of mine recently introduced another friend to me, saying that I have purchased a Nissan "meek-ra"..
And of course, when I broke the news of my purchasing my TJet to my grand-mom ..she asked, which car is it ? I said a Fiat..So she asked "that Fiat ??? -implying the Padmini, to which I said no, its Fiat Linea..and promptly, she said, now what is this new "Minnea " ?? I just burst out laughing.
Of course, she was damn impressed when she actually saw it and experienced it.