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    Ice Hockey (IIHF) Power Rankings

    While the 2009 IIHF World Championship is coming The IIHF web-site posts the "Power Ranking"

    I am confused in understanding the line of April 22
    5. FINLAND
    Like a certain car company not named Skoda, we try harder.
    I am sure that Skoda is really not the car company which can be related to Finland.
    What is the car company referred to?
    Can somebody read underlines and explain the idea?
    Or maybe they just use "not named Skoda" to eliminate any possibility to perceive the commercial advertisement of the main sponsor in these joying lines?
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    Re: IIHF Power Rankings

    I must be an allusion to this company's logo.
    Their corporate motto is "We Try Harder." It was adopted in 1962[3] to make a more positive reference of Avis' status as the second largest car rental company in the US, at the expense of its larger competitor The Hertz Corporation. In 1981, the company instituted its system of vehicle tracking, that was coincidentally named Advanced Vehicle Identification System (AVIS).
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Avis_Rent_A_Car_System
    The bottom line should be :"We are not Czechs, we’re better than them"

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    Re: Ice Hockey (IIHF) Power Rankings

    alexB, Thanks a lot!
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    Re: Ice Hockey (IIHF) Power Rankings

    "Freedom fries", that's amazing (Power Rankings as of May 1)
    4. UNITED STATES
    How do you like them freedom fries?
    ...
    12. FRANCE
    Mon Dieu, freedom fries are so 2003
    Though, may be I am the only who was not aware of this term.
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    Re: Ice Hockey (IIHF) Power Rankings

    Quote Originally Posted by CoffeeCup
    "Freedom fries", that's amazing (Power Rankings as of May 1)
    4. UNITED STATES
    How do you like them freedom fries?
    ...
    12. FRANCE
    Mon Dieu, freedom fries are so 2003
    Though, may be I am the only who was not aware of this term.
    What term, 'freedom fries'?

    See this link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freedom_fries

    It's none of my business, really, but the part of me that loves poetic justice truly hopes those two congressmen that were behind this were voted out of office, and now have to work at McDonalds making French fries.
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