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Spanish translation: látigos de calesa

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05:47 Nov 4, 2003
English to Spanish translations [PRO]
Bus/Financial
English term or phrase: buggy whips
Lista de productos que hoy se consideran en desuso:

gas lamps, slide rules, citizens band radios, mimeographs, and buggy whips)
Emilio Gironda
Local time: 23:14
Spanish translation:látigos de calesa
Explanation:
Descubro que como era el látigo con el cual se controlaba al animal en coches ligeros de un solo caballo, "buggy whip" se ha convertido en un término muy apropiado para designar las cosas obsoletas.

A horsewhip once used by a driver of a buggy; "since buggies have been replaced by cars the buggy whip has become a symbol for anything that is hopelessly outmoded."

From Vikipedia:

A buggy whip is a whip used for driving on horses harnessed to a buggy, or small open carriage. The buggy whip industry ceased to exist with the introduction of the automobile, and is a classic example in marketing of an industry ceasing to exist because its market niche, and the need for its product, disappears.

Un buen día para todos,

V
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Valentín Hernández Lima
Spain
Local time: 05:14
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látigos de calesa


Explanation:
Descubro que como era el látigo con el cual se controlaba al animal en coches ligeros de un solo caballo, "buggy whip" se ha convertido en un término muy apropiado para designar las cosas obsoletas.

A horsewhip once used by a driver of a buggy; "since buggies have been replaced by cars the buggy whip has become a symbol for anything that is hopelessly outmoded."

From Vikipedia:

A buggy whip is a whip used for driving on horses harnessed to a buggy, or small open carriage. The buggy whip industry ceased to exist with the introduction of the automobile, and is a classic example in marketing of an industry ceasing to exist because its market niche, and the need for its product, disappears.

Un buen día para todos,

V

Valentín Hernández Lima
Spain
Local time: 05:14
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in pair: 4912

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