slang term used in Australia
for Ford motor vehicle
s, and also for the Ford company itself.
A car seen driving along the road might be called "a Blue
Oval", while someone talking about Ford might refer to the brand as "the Blue Oval
Obviously, the name comes from the Ford logo
which is a blue oval approximatelly two-and-three-quarter times as wide as it is high
with 'Ford' written on it in rather nice cursive
font. Strangely enough, there seems no similiar slang term for Holden
s (Lion holding a ball/driver's helmet?), even though they probably outweigh Ford cars
in terms of being Australian.