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Message 1299187 - Posted: 27 Oct 2012, 1:04:36 UTC - in response to Message 1299065.
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These were the forts to protect from the French?


They were insisted upon by the French to prevent the Americans from expanding westward. The Americans were paying the taxes to pay for the forts and the Garissons.

I am going to declare a winner.
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Message 1299290 - Posted: 27 Oct 2012, 8:35:44 UTC

OK thanks. Now an easy one.

In relation to cars, most people know that MG stands for Morris Garages, and that BMW stands for Bayerische Motoren Werke (Bavarian Motor Works). But what about Lexus?
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Message 1299306 - Posted: 27 Oct 2012, 9:31:57 UTC
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Lexus is the premium class of Toyota.

The name Lexus is a word that is intended to indicate the nature of the luxury vehicles.
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Message 1299312 - Posted: 27 Oct 2012, 9:45:08 UTC

That is in essence correct Mike. Now if you can give me what Lexus stands for you've won :-)

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Message 1299415 - Posted: 27 Oct 2012, 15:53:27 UTC - in response to Message 1299312.

I thought the Japanese car manufacturers were very careful to pick brand names that didn't mean anything, in any language. A Lexus is only a Lexus, like a Camry is only a Camry.
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Message 1299429 - Posted: 27 Oct 2012, 17:12:51 UTC

I am reliably informed that Lexus means something.

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Message 1299602 - Posted: 28 Oct 2012, 1:26:58 UTC

Luxury Edition (X from the middle of Luxury) United States.
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Message 1299690 - Posted: 28 Oct 2012, 8:38:09 UTC

Oooooh so close ...... C'mon John, 2 words out 3 correct - just one more .....

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Message 1300175 - Posted: 29 Oct 2012, 11:07:06 UTC

Bumpity Bump. If no more entries I'll have to give it to John as the nearest.

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Message 1300491 - Posted: 30 Oct 2012, 10:20:59 UTC

OK, I'm gonna call this one in.

Lexus stands for Luxury Export to the US. John McLeod was the nearest with Mike a close second.

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Message 1300499 - Posted: 30 Oct 2012, 11:02:51 UTC

There are two car manufacturers names that are almost anagrams of each other (you have to add or subtract one letter). Which two manufacturers?
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Message 1300839 - Posted: 1 Nov 2012, 1:22:25 UTC

Add one letter and move one letter to change one car manufacturer into another car manufacturer.
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Message 1300959 - Posted: 1 Nov 2012, 11:04:58 UTC

Another hint. They are both Japanese companies.
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Message 1301091 - Posted: 1 Nov 2012, 21:34:57 UTC

The added letter is 'K'.
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Message 1301261 - Posted: 2 Nov 2012, 13:54:22 UTC

Mikasa
Mitaka
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Message 1301422 - Posted: 2 Nov 2012, 21:26:08 UTC - in response to Message 1301261.

Mikasa
Mitaka
Mitsui

Those are not the ones I was looking for. And these do not quite fit the clues either.
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