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"Beetle" isn't trademarked for the "old beetle" and in fact can't be trademarked on its own since it's already a generic English word. "New Beetle" may be a trademark. The old beetle's official names was "Type 1" as far as I've ever known. — Hippietrail 03:17, 17 Jul 2004 (UTC)

As a followup to what I've said here, the definition which says "a brand of car" is wrong. It's just a nickname given by the people. "New Beetle" may be a brand though. — 01:26, 19 Jul 2004 (UTC)
No such words in Icelandic: Icelandic bitil, bitul ‎(“a bite, bit”)?? Bitill and bitull on the other hand means bit or bridle. -- 10:16, 12 October 2016 (UTC)

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rfd-sense: "Nickname of two models of car made by Volkswagen." This should be Beetle, though since it's a mark of car I'd prefer just to delete it. I mean, it's not just a nickname, there is a VW Beetle. Mglovesfun (talk) 15:40, 21 September 2010 (UTC)

So, you know this meaning, but you want to keep it for yourself? And you don't want to provide translations (the French equivalent is coccinelle)? It's a nickname. But moving it to Beetle might be justified, I'm not sure. Lmaltier 21:19, 22 September 2010 (UTC)
moved to RFV -- Prince Kassad 15:03, 27 June 2011 (UTC)

RFV discussion: June 2011–February 2012[edit]

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Rfv-sense: Nickname of two models of car made by Volkswagen. Needs citations with this capitalization, since I think it's written in uppercase only. They might also need to meet WT:BRAND. -- Prince Kassad 15:05, 27 June 2011 (UTC)

RFV-failed. - -sche (discuss) 21:05, 5 February 2012 (UTC)

Now cited. - -sche (discuss) 03:58, 31 July 2015 (UTC)