Saturday, December 30, 2000

What's a PunchBuggy?

Gareth Lee wrote:

What's a PunchBuggy? When I was a kid, they were a band I heard of and listened to.

Now I'm not so sure.


Answer: The name comes from a game kids play in North America when travelling by car - if they spot a Volkswagen Beetle for example they exclaim "Punchbuggy, Punchbuggy, no punch back!" while giving their friend/sibling a punch.

This is akin to the game in England of gaining points by spotting trucks from Eddie Stobart and Norbert Dentressangle (sometimes also played by adults).

The ultimate PunchBuggy for me is the Smart car (see below).

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