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Offline ErikTheNorwegian

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Re: Funny Company Names....
« Reply #25 on: October 02, 2012, 08:04:56 pm »
FOKUS... its a bank that like that the customers screw them..

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« Reply #26 on: October 02, 2012, 08:20:13 pm »
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Re: Funny Company Names....
« Reply #27 on: October 03, 2012, 06:07:27 am »
there is a company that makes automatic gates called FAAC
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Re: Funny Company Names....
« Reply #28 on: October 03, 2012, 06:31:20 am »
A company called Fluke but they make really good multimeters.  ;D ;D ;D
 

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« Reply #29 on: October 03, 2012, 06:42:48 am »
yes we nevere think of how funny that name is considering what they make, although we have joked about it at work.
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« Reply #30 on: October 03, 2012, 06:53:27 am »
Spotted this on my visit to Berlin a few years ago.
 

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Re: Funny Company Names....
« Reply #31 on: October 03, 2012, 04:11:40 pm »
Surprised to see no one has mentioned King Dick.
http://www.kingdicktools.co.uk/
 

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Re: Funny Company Names....
« Reply #32 on: October 03, 2012, 04:38:33 pm »
Surprised to see no one has mentioned King Dick.
http://www.kingdicktools.co.uk/

They probably specialized in "big" tools  ;)
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« Reply #33 on: October 03, 2012, 05:44:52 pm »
I have a King Dick podger and adjustable spanner in the shed.
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Re: Funny Company Names....
« Reply #34 on: October 03, 2012, 06:40:00 pm »
How about "Ash Wipe" Chimney Sweeps ?

They even have a website http://ashwipe.com/

 ;)
 

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Re: Funny Company Names....
« Reply #35 on: October 03, 2012, 08:26:43 pm »
This is just around the corner from me.

 

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Re: Funny Company Names....
« Reply #36 on: October 03, 2012, 08:47:13 pm »
What about these companies. Not sure what the department of homeland security would say if you used the second company's services.
 

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Re: Funny Company Names....
« Reply #37 on: October 03, 2012, 08:56:08 pm »
Not a company name, but a local plumber used to have the email address of nuggetjuggler@****.com   ;D
 

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Re: Funny Company Names....
« Reply #38 on: October 03, 2012, 09:56:20 pm »
It often amuses me how badly Chinese company names translate. They seem to try so hard to hit the mark with things that will please western ears, only to miss, every time.

Remember "Lucky Gold Star" ERGH! Became "LG" (and revised tagline: Life's Good" - double ERGH) when the western marketing guys got thier hands on it.

But this one's for REAL http://www.banggood.com/ not too sure if they are selling appliances of a "bedroom gymnastics" nature - ooh just looked - they do, too! <embarrassed :-[>
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Re: Funny Company Names....
« Reply #39 on: October 03, 2012, 10:24:36 pm »
What about these companies. Not sure what the department of homeland security would say if you used the second company's services.

I've used the services of rent-a-bomb many years ago in Sydney. Rent-A-Wreck was a popular one too.

I also suspect I've been to the diesel  fried chicken place too, although they weren't honest enough to use that name  :)
 

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Re: Funny Company Names....
« Reply #40 on: October 03, 2012, 11:54:42 pm »
http://www.totaltools.com.au/


Last time I went there the teenage assistance was so clueless and lazy I almost comment to the effect that they really are a bunch of "total tools".

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« Reply #42 on: October 04, 2012, 02:12:41 am »
I wonder if this is real.

 

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Re: Funny Company Names....
« Reply #43 on: October 04, 2012, 08:30:54 am »

In the 80's, Taiwan had a brand of cigarettes called "Long Life"!

I smoked a lot of these, we will see if I have a "short life".
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Re: Funny Company Names....
« Reply #44 on: October 04, 2012, 11:58:07 am »
I quite like "Meanwell" power supplies.
After all,as long as they have good intentions! ;D
 
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Re: Funny Company Names....
« Reply #45 on: October 04, 2012, 12:54:55 pm »
After all,as long as they have good intentions! ;D

You are of course fishing for the answer, don't you? The way to hell is paved with good intentions. There you have it.
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Re: Funny Company Names....
« Reply #46 on: October 04, 2012, 02:14:28 pm »
I quite like "Meanwell" power supplies.
After all,as long as they have good intentions! ;D

Serious question, are Meanwell products any good?

I've never used them, but the name seems to crop up occasionally and I couldn't help but wonder.
 

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Re: Funny Company Names....
« Reply #47 on: October 04, 2012, 03:11:53 pm »
"Mean Well": used a lot of their power supplies/converters.
Never got any trouble/fault.
 

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Re: Funny Company Names....
« Reply #48 on: October 05, 2012, 01:04:51 am »
Nobody thinking of Dick Smith?

A joke I used to tell in grammar school:
If a black smith deals with iron and a lock smith deals with locks, what does a dick smith do?
 

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Re: Funny Company Names....
« Reply #49 on: October 05, 2012, 03:47:44 am »
If Mr Thatcher's ancestors used to thatch roofs,I am a little worried about Mr Hancock,or his friend Mr Cockburn! ;D
 


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