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Offline tooki

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« Reply #175 on: September 05, 2017, 02:16:54 am »
Why would they think Americans wouldn't understand that? Sounds more like "dumb American" stereotyping than anything else...
 

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« Reply #176 on: September 05, 2017, 03:49:54 am »
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« Reply #177 on: September 05, 2017, 05:49:54 am »
Why would they think Americans wouldn't understand that? Sounds more like "dumb American" stereotyping than anything else...
Right, I'm sure Dr. Wang did it on purpose as an elaborate joke on his shareholders.
 

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« Reply #178 on: September 05, 2017, 08:35:10 am »
Some German ones:
Killtec - An outdoor clothing brand
ISIS - beauty treatments

Well part of the proteus pcb software is called ISIS
How about the Philips ISIS "mobile" phone back in the day.


There are actually two really different products of Philips with the "ISIS" branding:
One is the phone as stated above and the other one is a breast pump.
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« Reply #179 on: September 05, 2017, 10:10:46 am »
How about a "KID-SEX_CHANGE"
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« Reply #180 on: September 05, 2017, 10:34:29 am »
How about the Philips ISIS "mobile" phone back in the day.
There are actually two really different products of Philips with the "ISIS" branding:
One is the phone as stated above and the other one is a breast pump.

Don't tell the DHS that Cisco, Juniper and other router vendors are supporting IS-IS for years. >:D

Hint: IS-IS (Intermediate System to Intermediate System) is a routing protocol often used by carriers/ISPs as IGP.
 

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« Reply #181 on: September 05, 2017, 02:23:22 pm »
Remember that before Isis was, well, what we know now, it was the name of an Egyptian goddess :)

It was considered a somewhat cool and mysterious name.
 

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« Reply #182 on: September 05, 2017, 05:02:17 pm »
So it all depends on what the meaning of IS IS.
 

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« Reply #183 on: September 05, 2017, 05:22:27 pm »
So it all depends on what the meaning of IS IS.

2x International Spacestation's ?
 

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« Reply #184 on: September 05, 2017, 05:44:43 pm »
So it all depends on what the meaning of IS IS.

2x International Spacestation's ?
That would be ISSISS surely?
 

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« Reply #185 on: September 05, 2017, 05:51:29 pm »
Oh ok

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« Reply #186 on: September 06, 2017, 01:44:37 am »
How about a "KID-SEX_CHANGE"

Even the name Kid Exchange is kind of funny.  Is that where you bring your kid to trade it in for another?  :-DD

AS for the ISIS phone it has convenient dry contact terminals to hook it up to a detonator.  "Be the Hero Allah wants.  Order the ISIS phone now, no contract needed!"

Not a company name, but saw a septic company once and their phone number was 264-SHIT".  I loled so hard when I saw that on the pumper truck.
 
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« Reply #187 on: September 06, 2017, 01:59:33 am »
In my neighborhood there is a convenient store called 6 Twelve. Also, just for fun, here's a WiFi password sign:

 
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« Reply #188 on: September 06, 2017, 02:48:19 am »
In my neighborhood there is a convenient store called 6 Twelve.
Isn't that a spinoff of 7-eleven?
In my previous country, we also had "otso-dose" which means eight-twelve". Its just nearby a 7-eleven store too. :D
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« Reply #189 on: September 06, 2017, 05:26:25 am »
Around north Toronto for a while, a tradesman drove a van with the slogan "Don't Get Boned" on it.  :D
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« Reply #190 on: September 06, 2017, 06:33:09 am »
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.

Close..  It was called the "Honda Fit", but it was still deemed to be too close for comfort.
 

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Re: Funny Company Names....
« Reply #191 on: September 06, 2017, 09:53:00 am »
How about a "KID-SEX_CHANGE"

Even the name Kid Exchange is kind of funny.  Is that where you bring your kid to trade it in for another?  :-DD

https://youtu.be/OEScCJzY4V4

Turn on English captions if you don't speak German. :D
 

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« Reply #192 on: September 06, 2017, 11:16:18 am »
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.

Close..  It was called the "Honda Fit", but it was still deemed to be too close for comfort.

The Toyota MR2 was just known as the Toyota MR in France.

MR2 = "Emm Err deux" = "merdeux" = "sh1t"
 

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Re: Funny Company Names....
« Reply #193 on: September 06, 2017, 04:26:25 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.

Close..  It was called the "Honda Fit", but it was still deemed to be too close for comfort.

No, it was called Fitta, they changed it to Fit in some markets after they realised what the meening was in some languages.


 

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« Reply #194 on: September 06, 2017, 09:01:26 pm »
No, it was called Fitta, they changed it to Fit in some markets after they realised what the meening was in some languages.
They might as well left it, imagine the marketing slogans:
"Small on the outside, roomy on the inside."
 

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« Reply #195 on: September 06, 2017, 10:23:20 pm »
This one isn't the company name, but the logo for the Office of Government Commerce. If you don't get it, try tilting you head to the left or have a read here.



 
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Re: Funny Company Names....
« Reply #196 on: September 06, 2017, 11:12:07 pm »
This one isn't the company name, but the logo for the Office of Government Commerce. If you don't get it, try tilting you head to the left or have a read here.


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The proposed version, which you have sent over, has been shared with staff, and is now going through final technical stages. It is true that it caused a few titters among some staff when viewed on its side, but on consideration we concluded that the effect was generic to the particular combination of the letters 'OGC' - and is not inappropriate to an organisation that's looking to have a firm grip on government spend!
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Re: Funny Company Names....
« Reply #197 on: September 07, 2017, 12:56:23 am »
 

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Re: Funny Company Names....
« Reply #198 on: September 07, 2017, 02:50:45 am »
Some German ones:
Killtec - An outdoor clothing brand
ISIS - beauty treatments

Well part of the proteus pcb software is called ISIS
How about the Philips ISIS "mobile" phone back in the day.


There are actually two really different products of Philips with the "ISIS" branding:
One is the phone as stated above and the other one is a breast pump.
I don't think it is fair to count these, as they were probably named after the Ancient Egyptian goddess Isis, long before "ISIS" referred to a bunch of delusional neckbeards going on random beheading/kidnapping/raping sprees while yelling about a law-whack bar.

The "funny in another language" ones are a gray area too, since there are so many different languages out there it is very hard to make a name that is guaranteed not to be "funny" to anyone.

Not a company name, but saw a septic company once and their phone number was 264-SHIT".  I loled so hard when I saw that on the pumper truck.
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Re: Funny Company Names....
« Reply #199 on: September 07, 2017, 03:30:30 am »
Life imitating art.
This joke ->
became a real product -> https://www.nulon.com.au/products/Aerosols/Start_Ya_Bastard_Instant_Engine_Starter
 


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