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Offline sony mavica

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Re: Funny Company Names....
« Reply #150 on: September 01, 2017, 12:59:48 am »
the company called STD


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« Reply #151 on: September 01, 2017, 09:24:30 am »
This is a law firm near Maitland (NSW Australia).

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« Reply #152 on: September 01, 2017, 10:38:37 am »
An old car called Mitshubishi Pajero. In spanish it means wanker, literally.

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« Reply #153 on: September 01, 2017, 11:46:10 am »
Believe it or not, there's actually people paid to check that new car names don't insult in any other language, and yet there are many examples of names that slipped through. The Toyota MR2 didn't go down well in France because MR2 is pronounced "Merde" (Shit) in France.

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« Reply #154 on: September 01, 2017, 12:03:08 pm »
Around the beginning of this millennium, Honda introduced a car with the name Fitta. That means c*nt in Swedish. They changed the name to Jazz quite fast.
 
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« Reply #155 on: September 01, 2017, 01:07:51 pm »
An old car called Mitshubishi Pajero. In spanish it means wanker, literally.

Not so old, still being produced: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mitsubishi_Pajero
It's sold in Spain as the Montero.

In the 70-80's Opel/Vauxhall launched the "Ascona": https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Opel_Ascona . In Portugal it was renamed to "1604" as "Ascona" reads the same as "Asc*nt" in english, way too close to avoid embarrassment.
 
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« Reply #156 on: September 01, 2017, 01:36:32 pm »
Jew's Juice

How companies come up with this is beyond me.

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« Reply #157 on: September 01, 2017, 01:39:11 pm »
Jew's Juice

How companies come up with this is beyond me.
Because jew's ear is the name of a fungus. It's probably an ingredient.
 

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« Reply #158 on: September 01, 2017, 01:40:20 pm »
P.S. "Jew" in the fungus's name is a corruption of Judas, by the way — in German the fungus is called Judasohren.
 

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« Reply #159 on: September 01, 2017, 01:59:43 pm »
Jew's Juice

How companies come up with this is beyond me.
Because jew's ear is the name of a fungus. It's probably an ingredient.
The Chinese says black wood ear mushroom cream, and wood ear is one of the names on that Wikipedia page. Its more often known as cloud ear mushroom in Asia. Its popular in Chinese cuisine.
 

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« Reply #160 on: September 01, 2017, 02:11:45 pm »
Yep. In culinary use in USA, it's commonly called wood ear mushroom.
 

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« Reply #161 on: September 01, 2017, 10:35:09 pm »
FYI, black wood ear in China also means vertical smile, as it's imaginable. So be careful when saying that.
 

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« Reply #162 on: September 02, 2017, 03:39:54 am »
Not a name on its own - but a company slogan.....

Anyone remember this?:

 

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« Reply #163 on: September 02, 2017, 09:27:16 am »
Some German ones:
Killtec - An outdoor clothing brand
ISIS - beauty treatments
 

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Re: Funny Company Names....
« Reply #164 on: September 02, 2017, 09:38:59 am »
Some German ones:
Killtec - An outdoor clothing brand
ISIS - beauty treatments

Well part of the proteus pcb software is called ISIS
 

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Re: Funny Company Names....
« Reply #165 on: September 02, 2017, 09:45:36 am »
An old car called Mitshubishi Pajero. In spanish it means wanker, literally.

Not so old, still being produced: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mitsubishi_Pajero
It's sold in Spain as the Montero.

In the 70-80's Opel/Vauxhall launched the "Ascona": https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Opel_Ascona . In Portugal it was renamed to "1604" as "Ascona" reads the same as "Asc*nt" in english, way too close to avoid embarrassment.
There's certainly still quite a few Pajeros on the route I take to work... Some Mitsubishi cars too :)

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Re: Funny Company Names....
« Reply #166 on: September 02, 2017, 10:00:29 am »
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« Reply #168 on: September 02, 2017, 10:16:13 am »




"GITANO" = Gipsy
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« Reply #169 on: September 02, 2017, 10:23:15 am »
Some German ones:
Killtec - An outdoor clothing brand
ISIS - beauty treatments

Well part of the proteus pcb software is called ISIS

Until they changed their name there was also heath care agency in Melbourne called ISIS

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/victoria/isis-primary-care-changes-name-over-isis-terror-group-link/news-story/487450da08d79c72afd16a8465976ab1
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« Reply #170 on: September 02, 2017, 05:46:17 pm »
I'm working with a industrial supplies company, which goes by the name 'Schad' which also distributes enclosures (German: 'Gehaeuse') from a big manufacturer and modifies them. That's what we buy there.
But  the term 'Schadgehaeuse' or 'Schad-gehaeuse' also means 'defective enclosure' or 'damaged enclosure'. We have a lot of jokes on them.

Another case happened in a project, where a company going by the name 'Stock' was involved. They supplied special peripheral modules both to us and to our customer. For those components and materials, which were already in common use in our production line, we noted under 'source' in the BoMs 'from stock'.
One time a representative of our customer called me and complained that 'Stock' does not sell those items!
 

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« Reply #171 on: September 02, 2017, 06:13:52 pm »
Cisco in Spanish is kinda "in shambles".

And not exactly a company name, but Moron AFB does exist. It's in Spain :)
 
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« Reply #172 on: September 04, 2017, 10:29:09 pm »
Cisco in Spanish is kinda "in shambles".
At least not in Latin America, in Mexico for example is more like to intimidate or to shame someone in past tense. In vulgar slang way it means to shit in the pants. It's also a short way of Francisco. In the Southern Cone it means nothing at all.
 

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« Reply #173 on: September 04, 2017, 11:16:21 pm »
Until recently our company used a photo ID card printer manufactured by TIT Engineering Co of Korea.
http://titeng.tradekorea.com/

BTW: Crap quality, don't buy one.
We now use a Zebra ID card printer.
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« Reply #174 on: September 05, 2017, 01:04:30 am »
Not a name on its own - but a company slogan.....

Anyone remember this?:



The story I heard was that WANG Computers had a stand at an Australian trade show. The American salesmen at the show could not understand why every Australian visitor to their stand burst into laughter the moment they saw the "WANG Cares!" lapel buttons the staff were wearing.

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