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This comic refers to a popular form of {{w|bumper sticker}} that follows the template "my other car is a ____". Sometimes the blank is a fancy vehicle like a {{w|Porsche}} or a {{w|Ferrari}}; sometimes it's an even more expensive form of transportation like a "{{w|yacht}}" or "{{w|private jet}}", or even something in fiction (like a "{{w|TARDIS}}").
 
This comic refers to a popular form of {{w|bumper sticker}} that follows the template "my other car is a ____". Sometimes the blank is a fancy vehicle like a {{w|Porsche}} or a {{w|Ferrari}}; sometimes it's an even more expensive form of transportation like a "{{w|yacht}}" or "{{w|private jet}}", or even something in fiction (like a "{{w|TARDIS}}").
  
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The premise was to jokingly imply that someone driving in a less fancy vehicle was wealthier than they looked, as they could afford a fancy car (they simply chose to drive the clunker that day). The designer of the first stickers might even have intended them for serious use by wealthy drivers. The form of sticker ultimately became so well known that the phrase entered the pop-culture lexicon.
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The premise was to jokingly imply that someone driving in a less fancy vehicle was wealthier than they looked, as they could afford fancy car (they simply chose to drive the clunker that day). The designer of the first stickers might even have intended them for serious use by wealthy drivers. The form of sticker ultimately became so well known that the phrase entered the pop-culture lexicon.
  
 
Due to their popularity, these stickers also have been parodied in various ways, like the one [[Randall Munroe|Randall]] has invented here. Randall's sticker is a more "honest" sticker that admits "this IS my other car"; in other words, this is the nicer of the two cars.
 
Due to their popularity, these stickers also have been parodied in various ways, like the one [[Randall Munroe|Randall]] has invented here. Randall's sticker is a more "honest" sticker that admits "this IS my other car"; in other words, this is the nicer of the two cars.

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