Some Cars in Indonesia Have ‘Names’: A Linguistically Creative Use of Rebus

V. Luluk Prijambodo


The practice of name giving differs from language to language. A
name can be given to a person, place or thing. Therefore, there are
person names, place names, thing names. The fact, however, a person
may be named after a place or even an animal name. The phenomenon
discussed in this article shows another practice of name giving not to a
person, place or thing, but to a car. That is a car is named after its owner.
It is the implication beyond the name giving that this article intends to

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