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Old March 5 2013, 03:21 AM   #18
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Re: "Ion" sounds technical

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. . . Back in the '70s Energy Crisis and Gas Crunch days, turbocharging was marketed as an almost miraculous way to get high performance out of smaller, more efficient automobile engines, and cars so equipped let you know with can't-miss "TURBO" decals and badges. It wears engines out faster, of course, but people didn't know that yet.
It was also around that time that "turbo" became an advertising buzzword to suggest "fast" or "powerful," and was attached to products that had nothing to do with turbines or turbochargers. I mean, Turbo Shave?
Like "astro-" in the sixties and "laser" in the eighties. My grandparents had a Magnavox hi-fi set called "Astro-Sonic," and Swire Magnetics used to market a line of audiocassettes nonsensically called "Laser."
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