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Funny Company Names....
« on: October 01, 2012, 09:35:56 pm »
Post up your favorite real companies that have funny names. 
I'll start.

Mutual Screw Hardware.  (Check out the tag line.  Gets me every time)
http://www.mutualscrew.com/

Assmann Components (Makes me think of Seinfeld)
http://www.assmann.us/
 

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« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2012, 09:46:16 pm »
Bimbo bread

 

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« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2012, 10:34:28 pm »
Bimbo bread is great.

Internacionale Moustache Wax

(That's my company)
 

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« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2012, 10:51:23 pm »
sexwax
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« Reply #5 on: October 01, 2012, 10:52:39 pm »
http://www.wayne-kerr.co.uk/

For some reason this one reminds me of Beavis & friend :
http://www.buttkereit.co.uk/
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« Reply #6 on: October 02, 2012, 03:46:02 am »
http://procreation.com.au

Sadly, I know the owner...  :o
 

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« Reply #7 on: October 02, 2012, 05:25:58 am »
Paulo
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« Reply #8 on: October 02, 2012, 05:35:56 am »
For many years there was a Bread Company in Perth WA,by the name of "Brown & Burns"! ;D
 

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« Reply #10 on: October 02, 2012, 05:56:11 am »
IPS (does not stand for Inverted Penis Syndrome)

http://www.railwayparts.com/
 

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« Reply #12 on: October 02, 2012, 07:17:23 am »
I once came across a builders van that was sign written with the name. " Bodgitt & Scarper "
 

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« Reply #13 on: October 02, 2012, 07:29:51 am »
I once came across a builders van that was sign written with the name. " Bodgitt & Scarper "

I think they may have done some work on my place! ;D
 

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« Reply #14 on: October 02, 2012, 07:56:41 am »
In my home town we have:
"Hair off the dog" dog groomers (not sure if the expression "hair of the dog" makes it outside of the UK)
"Smallbone and Sons" funeral directors
"Pull yourself together" curtain shop

Elsewhere I've seen:
"Curl up and dye" hairdressers
And this:

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« Reply #15 on: October 02, 2012, 09:04:23 am »
Sign on a badly damaged PUB after a storm

  "Fallen INN"

also there was an eatery in Noosa . "Musk Duck Inn"
 

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« Reply #16 on: October 02, 2012, 10:46:00 am »
I worked for a Swiss company that was taken over by Siemens, the UK office was in Staines.
The receptionist quit four days later, after all the crank calls (many of them internal), waiting to hear her announce "Good Morning Siemens Staines, how may I help you?".
 

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« Reply #17 on: October 02, 2012, 11:43:22 am »
I once came across a builders van that was sign written with the name. " Bodgitt & Scarper "

A few miles up the road from here is a firm of solicitors called Wright Hassall -- they are, by all accounts, very good, but the name must get them remembered!

I seem to recall the same town used to play host to a shop selling door furniture, called simply Knobs & Knockers.
 

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« Reply #18 on: October 02, 2012, 11:59:53 am »
I worked for a Swiss company that was taken over by Siemens, the UK office was in Staines.
The receptionist quit four days later, after all the crank calls (many of them internal), waiting to hear her announce "Good Morning Siemens Staines, how may I help you?".

Ladies & gentlemen,we have a winner! ;D
 

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« Reply #19 on: October 02, 2012, 01:12:55 pm »
Wallis Prance solictors.
Always misread it as Wally Prance from my dad's office (opposite side of the car park.)
 

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« Reply #20 on: October 02, 2012, 01:40:49 pm »
On another project I was introduced to the cleaning supervisor from a company called Swan.
They all had uniforms embroidered with "Swan Cleaning", so I suggested to him that I had never before met someone involved in such a specialist occupation.
He did assure me that they had a lot of work.  ;)
 

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« Reply #21 on: October 02, 2012, 01:52:22 pm »
I wonder how many people genuinely enquire about swan cleaning services instead of Swan Cleaning services.
 

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« Reply #22 on: October 02, 2012, 02:34:08 pm »
A. Duie Pyle

www.aduiepyle.com
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« Reply #23 on: October 02, 2012, 07:10:02 pm »
Smeg

Need I say more?
 

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« Reply #24 on: October 02, 2012, 07:58:35 pm »
Another Red Dwarf fan................
 

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

http://www.fokus.no
 

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« Reply #26 on: October 02, 2012, 08:20:13 pm »
Quote
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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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« 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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« 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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« 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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« 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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« Reply #35 on: October 03, 2012, 08:26:43 pm »
This is just around the corner from me.

 

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« 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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« 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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« 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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« 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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« 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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« 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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« 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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« 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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« 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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« 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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« 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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« 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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« Reply #50 on: October 05, 2012, 04:05:33 am »
I saw a UK furniture retailer's signing in a news-story this week.

The company was Sofa King.

The slogan was "Our furniture is Sofa King good"

Or something like that -- I'm old, I forget more than I remember these days.
 

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« Reply #51 on: October 05, 2012, 04:30:22 am »
 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. [/quote]
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Sorry, can't think of a funny company name, TBC
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« Reply #52 on: October 05, 2012, 06:18:25 am »
Here in Germany there's a company called Dick.
They make knifes and some other tools. Most of them are long and sharp...
http://www.dick.de/en/index.php
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« Reply #53 on: October 05, 2012, 01:43:29 pm »
In the UK there was a skin care product manufacturer. They sponsored a large hot-air balloon which had on it's side, in big letters "For Skin Care"
 

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« Reply #54 on: October 05, 2012, 03:31:38 pm »
I've seen a touring bus of this company: www.fuecker-reisen.de
In German "ue" can also be spelled as "ü"...
 

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« Reply #55 on: October 05, 2012, 04:25:10 pm »
SiCK sensors.
 

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« Reply #56 on: October 05, 2012, 05:30:27 pm »
Good call on the SICK sensors. 
Their USA web site link is www.SICKUSA.COM 
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« Reply #57 on: October 05, 2012, 05:38:33 pm »
Nice sensors, I have some really old ones. The head is the size of a cigarette pack and the controller is a large DIN box that has a near A4 size PCB in it. All built with Siemens chips, capacitors and transistors.
 

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« Reply #58 on: October 05, 2012, 06:00:58 pm »
I remember going to the first DARPA grand challenge autonomous car race qualifying event.  Everyone had those shoebox size SICK laser scanners hanging off the front of their cars.  Everyone cringed when one of the cars ran into a wall or something.  I'm pretty sure those scanners aren't rated for that kind of shock impact to the face.
 

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« Reply #59 on: October 05, 2012, 10:31:09 pm »
I wonder if this is real.



No, not true, just advertising puffery :)

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« Reply #60 on: October 22, 2012, 02:50:37 am »


Real company. They do enormous low speed high volume fans.
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« Reply #61 on: October 22, 2012, 09:34:05 am »
There's a used car dealer in Werribee, Victoria (visible from the train to Hoppers) called 'Lemon Motors'
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« Reply #62 on: October 22, 2012, 11:34:09 am »
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.

No problems with them they are great power supply but there are a mountain of MW fakes out there so beware of where you source them. Another problem is that the prices vary huge from different regions. MW supplies are often cheaper in Asian countries.

 

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« Reply #63 on: September 29, 2015, 03:21:50 am »
bump for an old favorite...
 

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« Reply #65 on: September 29, 2015, 05:29:33 am »
Back in the '90s the first ISP in the area was called Software Tool and Die.
It helps to know the local meaning of "tool": doing unenjoyable but necessary work.
 

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« Reply #66 on: September 29, 2015, 05:49:10 am »
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.
I have opened up a broken one (just a bad cable, easily fixed) at work and it was very well built. But the particular Meanwell in question (5V, 4A wall wart) was the nosiest PSU I ever tested on the noise tester setup. I tested several to make sure it wasn't just a bad one.
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« Reply #67 on: September 29, 2015, 06:10:32 am »
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« Reply #68 on: September 29, 2015, 07:17:42 am »
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« Reply #69 on: September 29, 2015, 07:42:09 am »
You may guess whats near this bicycle store.

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« Reply #70 on: September 29, 2015, 08:05:53 am »
Analygas - They make gas detection and analysis systems. At a glance it looks a lot like "Anal Gas".
 

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« Reply #71 on: September 29, 2015, 09:06:54 am »
Ansmann (battery chargers).  ;D
 

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« Reply #72 on: September 29, 2015, 09:16:33 am »


Real company. They do enormous low speed high volume fans.

We have some of thier fans here in the manufactoring plant I work at. Those suckers are huge.

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« Reply #73 on: September 29, 2015, 10:56:12 am »
Not a company but may be worse, a Village name.


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« Reply #74 on: September 29, 2015, 11:07:37 am »
On the southside of Brisbane...

http://www.mikehuntscars.com.au
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« Reply #75 on: September 29, 2015, 11:14:56 am »
Not a company but may be worse, a Village name.

Well, time to pop a beer...  :-DD




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« Reply #76 on: September 29, 2015, 11:32:44 am »
I once came across a builders van that was sign written with the name. " Bodgitt & Scarper "

My best mate is a mechanic and has a sideline doing custom cars from home. He jokingly calls that "B&S Hot Rods..."
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« Reply #77 on: September 29, 2015, 12:25:40 pm »
There was a fishmonger in Friedberg (30km north of Frankfurt/Main) called "Fisch Umsonst", which translates to "free fish".
 

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« Reply #78 on: September 29, 2015, 01:29:37 pm »
Not a company but may be worse, a Village name.

Well, time to pop a beer...  :-DD

...and a suggestion for a recommended road trip, if you ever come to visit Austria and Germany...  :-+

How funny!
Cool road trip, we should suggest that for the next family honeymoon trip.

But where do you get that beer?
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« Reply #79 on: September 29, 2015, 01:56:43 pm »
Greetings from the Black Forest, Germany
 

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« Reply #80 on: September 29, 2015, 02:12:44 pm »
Found this company a few days ago:

Elektro Porn  ;D

http://www.elektro-porn.de
 

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« Reply #81 on: September 29, 2015, 02:16:44 pm »
(Kissing Petting F*cking Wedding)

You'd have to take a huge diversion, but you could visit Titisee too. Presumably between Petting and F*cking.

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« Reply #82 on: September 29, 2015, 02:54:11 pm »
Mort-subite   (Beer) french : instant death


oh and what about our favorite : Batteroo : contraction of Battery and Poo .
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« Reply #83 on: September 29, 2015, 06:22:14 pm »
You'd have to take a huge diversion, but you could visit Titisee too. Presumably between Petting and F*cking.

Haha... That's actually not very far away from where I live...  :-DD
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« Reply #84 on: September 29, 2015, 08:26:37 pm »
Still on town and village names I nominate Batman:

https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@37.892466,41.1256028,13z

With the town of Worms a close second:

https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@49.661322,8.342184,11z
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« Reply #85 on: September 29, 2015, 08:32:32 pm »
As for people, would you believe that there is a Urologist called Nicolas Burns-Cox? No, I thought not, so here's his page at the hospital where he works:

http://www.musgroveparkhospital.nhs.uk/wards-and-departments/consultants/nick-burns-cox/
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« Reply #86 on: September 29, 2015, 08:40:06 pm »
Still on town and village names I nominate Batman:

https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@37.892466,41.1256028,13z

With the town of Worms a close second:

https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@49.661322,8.342184,11z

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« Reply #87 on: September 29, 2015, 10:21:47 pm »
Pen Island and their nice domain name  http://www.penisland.net/
 

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« Reply #88 on: September 30, 2015, 05:24:22 am »
Intercourse, Pennsylvania, USA, also King of Prussia, same state.  In Florida we have Christmas.
There are so many. Hell, Michigan; Belchertown, Ma; Big Bone Lick, KY; Beaver Lick, KY; Hookersville, WV; Spread Eagle, WI...
 

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« Reply #89 on: September 30, 2015, 01:08:34 pm »
There's a construction company here in Victoria called Hooker Cockram Ltd. They were doing a job not far from my house a few years ago and I chuckled as I walked past the 30 metre pile driver they were using... :)

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« Reply #90 on: September 30, 2015, 01:47:03 pm »
Not so much the name, but the choice of business:

There's a split premises (two companies, in one building) near where I live run by a husband and wife. She runs a driving school in one half, in the other half the husband runs a Funeral Service!! I wonder if he considers her business as a supplier?

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« Reply #91 on: September 30, 2015, 02:20:02 pm »
 

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« Reply #92 on: September 30, 2015, 03:17:58 pm »
On the subject of unusual place names, we can't forget Dildo, Newfoundland....

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dildo,_Newfoundland_and_Labrador
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« Reply #93 on: September 30, 2015, 03:37:53 pm »
This thread wouldn't be complete without this one...

« Last Edit: September 30, 2015, 03:41:34 pm by mtdoc »
 

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« Reply #94 on: September 30, 2015, 03:42:08 pm »
I've seen a cheap power supply from a Chinese company called "Golden Profit Corporation". I have no doubt they have no problems with profits, but why put that in the name? :)
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« Reply #95 on: September 30, 2015, 07:56:01 pm »
Check what's next door to: http://thedick.com.au/ on Google streetview
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« Reply #96 on: September 30, 2015, 08:46:46 pm »
I've seen a cheap power supply from a Chinese company called "Golden Profit Corporation". I have no doubt they have no problems with profits, but why put that in the name? :)
I can guess what the original Chinese for that was, and its an example where things change flavour in translation.
 

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« Reply #97 on: September 30, 2015, 08:56:51 pm »
This thread wouldn't be complete without this one...


Hey, I know that place. Its not far from Hung Hom train station in Kowloon.
 

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« Reply #98 on: October 01, 2015, 12:07:16 am »
What about Assmann, sorry if it's already noted.

http://www.assmann-wsw.com/en/

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« Reply #99 on: October 01, 2015, 12:56:37 am »
There used to be a restaurant with this name near where I grew up.

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« Reply #100 on: October 01, 2015, 02:53:46 am »
Intercourse, Pennsylvania, USA, also King of Prussia, same state.  In Florida we have Christmas.
There are so many. Hell, Michigan; Belchertown, Ma; Big Bone Lick, KY; Beaver Lick, KY; Hookersville, WV; Spread Eagle, WI...

You didn't mention that near Intercourse, PA there's a town called Climax.  Also, here in Indiana we have French Lick.
 

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« Reply #101 on: October 01, 2015, 03:13:03 am »
There is a Mr Peter Ness who runs a small Furniture Removal Company not far from my home. Emblazoned down the side of the van is the Company Name "P Ness Removals".
 

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« Reply #102 on: October 01, 2015, 04:31:50 am »
There were some hippies in California that called their company Apple Computer ;)
 

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« Reply #103 on: October 01, 2015, 05:07:27 am »
And then we have the Danish town Bøgballe which in the neighbouring country Sweden (with very similar languages) means "homosexual penis"....
 

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« Reply #104 on: October 01, 2015, 05:47:55 am »
i am surprised that no one though of banggood
http://www.banggood.com/
   
 

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« Reply #105 on: October 01, 2015, 05:59:15 am »
Try saying the name of this company a few times quickly...

http://www.fodderking.com.au/

 

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« Reply #106 on: October 01, 2015, 04:08:38 pm »
Sliding doors are evil...  ^-^





 
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« Reply #107 on: October 07, 2015, 06:29:35 pm »
Projects Unlimited Inc. (P.U. Inc.)  http://www.pui.com/

Hughes Peters. http://www.hughespeters.com/

 

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« Reply #108 on: October 07, 2015, 06:45:12 pm »
Schitt Audio
 

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« Reply #109 on: October 07, 2015, 07:24:07 pm »
Picked some of these D'asses up at the Japanese market the other day. 

 

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« Reply #110 on: October 07, 2015, 10:18:07 pm »
We used to have an electrical supply house around here called Vee Dee Electrical Supply. :palm:

And there is a nearby fastener supplier called Uneeda Screw. :-+



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« Reply #111 on: October 12, 2015, 05:07:48 pm »
uh huh
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« Reply #112 on: October 12, 2015, 08:15:30 pm »
What are these?
 

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« Reply #113 on: October 13, 2015, 04:07:44 am »
There used to be a product for sale called Voltaren Analgel (from "analgesic" obviously)
It is now "Emulgel"!!

For many years,a sign on a business near me advertised that they did "Televesion" repairs.
I wondered why they didn't have it corrected,but it was memorable,where "Television" wasn't.
 

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« Reply #114 on: October 13, 2015, 08:43:35 am »
What are these?

The second one is hilarious. The Japanese text seems to say "Tradefair Eating Area", but obviously their translation server had an error and they thought that the error message was the translation :D

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« Reply #115 on: October 13, 2015, 08:50:00 am »
What are these?

The second one is hilarious. The Japanese text seems to say "Tradefair Eating Area", but obviously their translation server had an error and they thought that the error message was the translation :D

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The second one is actually Chinese, and says "Dining room". In this context it actually means a small family run restaurant.
 

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« Reply #116 on: October 13, 2015, 10:09:31 am »
What are these?

The second one is hilarious. The Japanese text seems to say "Tradefair Eating Area", but obviously their translation server had an error and they thought that the error message was the translation :D

McBryce.
The second one is actually Chinese, and says "Dining room". In this context it actually means a small family run restaurant.

Cool, then the text has a almost similar meaning in both languages.

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« Reply #117 on: November 09, 2015, 02:20:40 pm »
Misleading thread subjects are dangerous to monitors and keyboards. Almost spit my coffee  :-DD

 

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« Reply #118 on: November 09, 2015, 06:52:23 pm »
Our factory in Korea used to buy parts from the 'Do One Ohm Resistor Company'. I kid you not!

Edit: and of course LG is short for 'Lucky Goldstar'
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« Reply #119 on: November 09, 2015, 07:01:31 pm »
Inside old Goldstar TV sets you often found a sticker which said " Lucky HIPS". Prosaically it refers to the parent company of Goldstar and LG  - Lucky manufacturing Co, and indicated the casing is made from high impact polystyrene plastic.
 

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« Reply #120 on: November 09, 2015, 07:11:20 pm »
Korean Companies are actually very superstitious about good luck (I guess we all are actually :) ). Such things as company names and the ubiquitous wooden pendulum clock in reception.

Another example: Sam sung translates as 'Three stars'
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« Reply #121 on: November 09, 2015, 07:41:26 pm »
On many invoices (fiscal documents) from Farnell here in brazil, when you bought almost any OpAmp (analogic IC) they came as "XYZ CI ANAL" (CI is portuguese equivalent to IC)... Possibily something about character numbers, but it happened several times...

Always made me think all possible jokes...

Unfortunatelly Farnell is closing here...
 

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« Reply #122 on: November 09, 2015, 08:37:30 pm »
On many invoices (fiscal documents) from Farnell here in brazil, when you bought almost any OpAmp (analogic IC) they came as "XYZ CI ANAL" (CI is portuguese equivalent to IC)... Possibily something about character numbers, but it happened several times...

Always made me think all possible jokes...

Unfortunatelly Farnell is closing here...

So far I know an Indian guy named Anudeep.
 

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« Reply #123 on: November 09, 2015, 08:52:32 pm »
Bear droppings anyone?  ;D

 

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« Reply #124 on: November 10, 2015, 11:07:40 am »
Capacitor manufacturer -> http://www.shinyspace.com/
 

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« Reply #125 on: November 10, 2015, 11:56:23 pm »
http://www.dongenergy.com/en
They're not even Chinese, what's their excuse!
 

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« Reply #126 on: November 11, 2015, 12:51:56 am »
Knowing what industry drives internet traffic, you wonder if Intel was paying homage when they named their 14 nanometer technology CPU, the Braswell.

 

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« Reply #127 on: November 11, 2015, 06:52:08 am »
At work we used to have a van that when open spelt "Gay"

There was a lot of fuss around a photo that purported to be a train called the flying scotsman that with a door open spelt lying scotman with the picturte of the scottish first minister above it. It came out during the scottish referendum capaign. Apparently while the unfortunate spelling on the train with the door open is true the placement of the picture is not:

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« Reply #128 on: November 11, 2015, 09:31:03 am »

Made in Australia.
 

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« Reply #129 on: November 11, 2015, 02:51:12 pm »
http://www.dongenergy.com/en
They're not even Chinese, what's their excuse!

It's actually a Danish company - It's a short for "Dansk Olie og Natur Gas" = Danish Oil and Natural Gas Energy ;)
 

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« Reply #130 on: November 13, 2015, 07:46:10 am »
Not a company, but a formula/subscription/service:

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« Reply #132 on: November 13, 2015, 05:20:35 pm »
Reminds me of the pathetic emails I get from chinese wholesalers treating electronic components like fashion items telling me they have new hot item in stock for this season bla bla bla.

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« Reply #133 on: November 13, 2015, 06:14:41 pm »
Reminds me of the pathetic emails I get from chinese wholesalers treating electronic components like fashion items telling me they have new hot item in stock for this season bla bla bla.

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Wonder just how big an outlook folder can grow to, I have several 3G stored mail folders on it......... Might even empty deleted items this year, and compact the folder a little. Oldest mail there was migrated from Outlook Express. At home Evolution is starting to be a little memory hog, time to prune it a lot, 2.9Gb in virtual memory. Almost as bad as Firefox.
 

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« Reply #134 on: November 13, 2015, 08:17:31 pm »
How funny!
Cool road trip, we should suggest that for the next family honeymoon trip.

Or for the next European Delivery.
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« Reply #135 on: November 13, 2015, 10:12:19 pm »
I bought an inner tube for a wheelbarrow tire from the local hardware store.  Chinese brand: name was "High Run".  I guess that is trying to convey the idea that it is top quality and will last a long time.  OMG did it smell bad when I opened the plastic bag holding the tube.  I joked with the guys about how bad it would be if Chinese condoms smelled like that  ;D, and would you actually put one on if the gov't wouldn't castrate you for having an unlicensed child.  Then we started talking about what a Chinese company that made condoms would call itself.  We eventually agreed that it would be the "Safe Joy Condom Company"  :-DD
 

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« Reply #136 on: November 14, 2015, 07:14:41 am »
When I was but a beardless lad at my first job,there was a Car Radiator company diagonally opposite work,called "Tucker & Aurisch".
They had double doors,with the Company name in a very nice Cursive font across the pair.

At some time, a truck or something had scraped a line on one door,adding a crossbar to the,Capital "T",transforming it to a Capital "F",much to the delight of "the boys"!

We were real little turds!
 

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« Reply #138 on: November 15, 2015, 01:29:04 am »
Sounds like he needs some...
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« Reply #139 on: November 16, 2015, 03:25:51 am »
Sounds like he needs some...
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In China MAN has a JV which builds buses with the brand name "Young MAN".
 

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« Reply #140 on: November 17, 2015, 01:50:10 pm »
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TBH I didn't even notice the names - just that there were huge billboards with capacitors on them... 
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« Reply #142 on: August 31, 2017, 10:02:48 am »
Clearly from the 1990's, but if you happen to open the doors and take the photo just at the right tongue angle, "ABC News & Current Affairs" takes on a new meaning...



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« Reply #143 on: August 31, 2017, 10:40:52 am »
Athlete's foot.

selling sport shoes.
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« Reply #144 on: August 31, 2017, 11:08:48 am »
Switzerland is absolutely ripe with gems like these:

The neighborhoof of Wankdorf in Bern, where the stadium is, which is where Bern's football club the Young Boys practice.

The annual jazz and blues festival in Lucerne, the Blue Balls Festival. (note the URL)

The Swiss subsidiary of Neutrik rebranded to Contrik.



And then there's the amazing case of Zurich Airport, which for many years was a source of amusement. Back in the 1990s, some marketing genius decided that "Zurich Airport" wasn't good enough, that it needed a brand. And what they came up with was "Unique". (I shall mention here that their original plan was to roll out the "Unique" brand at airports worldwide...) At this point, English teachers throughout Switzerland groaned, because when Swiss German speakers speak English, they pronounce "unique" as "eunuch".

And indeed, for years, the airport announcements in English sounded like "Thank you for flying through Zurich Eunuch Airport". And for years, I thought that was hilarious enough. But it gets better, as I learned later.

Like most city airports, Zurich Airport is actually in a suburb. In this case, the town of Kloten. Which means "balls" in Dutch. OK, so now we know it's the wily Dutch that have been taking them off the male passengers. But where to put them? Well, the town of Kloten has three train stations within its borders: Kloten, Zurich Airport, and Kloten Balsberg. You couldn't make this shit up. (It was rebranded to just Zurich Airport a few years ago.)


Now, suppose you had wanted to go from the Eunuch Airport down to Lucerne for the Blue Balls Festival? You might want a snack for the road. Back then, the largest grocery chain had a line of convenience food products titled "Plan B" (funny enough already, but I know what they meant), with the individual products having very literal names (like the raspberry sports drink being called "Pink" because of its color). And one of the products was round corn puffs without any distinct flavoring. Their label literally said "Plan B Salty Balls".
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« Reply #145 on: August 31, 2017, 11:17:11 am »
Meanwhile, images of the restaurant shown below became some of the internet's earliest viral images. But it's a real place in Lake City, FL (where my grandmother retired to) and I drove past many times. Apparently it's still around, probably thanks to internet infamy and souvenir sales (see image)!
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« Reply #146 on: August 31, 2017, 11:56:46 am »
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« Reply #147 on: August 31, 2017, 01:11:32 pm »
Just remembered another: my GP. His last name is Loser (pronounced "loh-zer"). His website is www.drloser.ch

(Which I highly recommend you visit and look at the gallery, because the decoration is insane. I describe it as a "cross between your grandma's sitting room and a Las Vegas bordello". The friend who referred me to this doc said it was "as if South Park had Big Gay Al's Big Gay Doctor's Office". And that wasn't enough to prepare me. The flip side: he's the best GP in town, especially for LGBT people.)
 

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« Reply #148 on: August 31, 2017, 01:34:25 pm »
Just remembered another: my GP. His last name is Loser (pronounced "loh-zer"). His website is www.drloser.ch

(Which I highly recommend you visit and look at the gallery, because the decoration is insane. I describe it as a "cross between your grandma's sitting room and a Las Vegas bordello". The friend who referred me to this doc said it was "as if South Park had Big Gay Al's Big Gay Doctor's Office". And that wasn't enough to prepare me. The flip side: he's the best GP in town, especially for LGBT people.)

Will check this website at home as my company's firewall blocks it for some reason... ::) As for the doctors' names, my dad used to visit one whose last name you could translate as Barelyalive (Ledwo?yw in Polish).
 
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« Reply #149 on: August 31, 2017, 09:12:04 pm »
There used to be a London company specialising in organising high end social events for a certain set, the company name: "Balls to you".
 

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« 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).

http://www.vileandvilelaw.com/
 

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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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« 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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« 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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« Reply #166 on: September 02, 2017, 10:00:29 am »
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"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.
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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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« 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.

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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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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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« 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

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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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« 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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« 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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« Reply #197 on: September 07, 2017, 12:56:23 am »
 

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« 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.
Related to ShitBegone?
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« 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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« Reply #200 on: September 07, 2017, 10:21:18 am »
Here you go:


EDIT:
Ooops..I just remembered that the title was funny company names not logos.  |O
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« Reply #201 on: September 13, 2017, 11:57:38 am »
Just found this one whilst looking at the UK Companies House database

;DROP TABLE "COMPANIES";--LTD

Obviously created by a SQL coder with a sense of humor
 
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« Reply #202 on: September 13, 2017, 01:09:25 pm »
In a town near by there was a fishmonger called "Fisch Umsonst". "Fisch" is the German world for fish, and "Umsonst" is the family name but also an adverb with the meaning of "for free".
 
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« Reply #203 on: September 13, 2017, 01:57:32 pm »
Just found this one whilst looking at the UK Companies House database

;DROP TABLE "COMPANIES";--LTD

Obviously created by a SQL coder with a sense of humor
:D
https://xkcd.com/327/
 

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« Reply #204 on: September 13, 2017, 02:26:09 pm »
I used to work for a company named Double D Electronics
 

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« Reply #205 on: September 13, 2017, 02:47:37 pm »
Some German ones:
Killtec - An outdoor clothing brand
ISIS - beauty treatments
I loathe how "Isis" suddenly has become a naughty word. It's been a well known and used name before the whole angry men thing. I know a girl named Isis. It would be terrible to let them appropriate it. In my eyes, they get to borrow it for a bit at best, but the term is actually something else.
 

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« Reply #206 on: September 13, 2017, 02:51:23 pm »
I loathe how "Isis" suddenly has become a naughty word. It's been a well known and used name before the whole angry men thing. I know a girl named Isis. It would be terrible to let them appropriate it. In my eyes, they get to borrow it for a bit at best, but the term is actually something else.

I had a cat named Isis. It felt.. wrong.. to go out on the porch to call her in.
 

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« Reply #207 on: September 13, 2017, 02:55:05 pm »
I had a cat named Isis. It felt.. wrong.. to go out on the porch to call her in.
If you're not wearing a funny belt at the same time, you should be fine :D
 

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« Reply #208 on: September 13, 2017, 03:18:27 pm »
I had a cat named Isis. It felt.. wrong.. to go out on the porch to call her in.
If you're not wearing a funny belt at the same time, you should be fine :D

Nope, no funny belts. Just a garage filled with wires, soldering irons and old cellphones...
 
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« Reply #209 on: September 13, 2017, 05:41:30 pm »
I do have another one: The company that I work at (some random defense contractor) does actually have a department named "IS training academy". Go figure.
 

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« Reply #210 on: September 13, 2017, 05:49:10 pm »
Nope, no funny belts. Just a garage filled with wires, soldering irons and old cellphones...
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« Reply #211 on: September 13, 2017, 05:50:46 pm »
I do have another one: The company that I work at (some random defense contractor) does actually have a department named "IS training academy". Go figure.
At least it's more descriptive than IS NOT training academy.
 

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« Reply #212 on: September 14, 2017, 02:03:15 am »
Some German ones:
Killtec - An outdoor clothing brand
ISIS - beauty treatments
I loathe how "Isis" suddenly has become a naughty word. It's been a well known and used name before the whole angry men thing. I know a girl named Isis. It would be terrible to let them appropriate it. In my eyes, they get to borrow it for a bit at best, but the term is actually something else.

It always seems weird to me that a group of extreme Monotheists would use an acronym which was the name  of a pagan goddess.
Of course, it doesn't have that meaning in Arabic, so maybe it doesn't bother them that non-Arabic speakers read the English version as "ISIS".

Apparently even the Arabic acronym Da'esh is frowned on by some in that organisation because the individual words in its derivation can have perjorative meanings.

 

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« Reply #213 on: September 14, 2017, 03:43:47 am »
Back in the 80es, Honeywell Information Systems Merged with a French company called "Compagnie des Machines Bull" (and NEC) and over the next few years Honeywell then 'reduced their ownership' (presumably sold their shares) until in 1991 Honeywell Bull was renamed simply:

Bull Information systems
 

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« Reply #214 on: September 14, 2017, 04:01:21 am »
Reminded me of a meeting once where a software salesman was asked a question.  They gave a response and then added: "Trust me."

The others in the room had various reactions ... and I don't think many were of the trusting type.
 

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« Reply #215 on: September 14, 2017, 07:04:11 am »
I used to work for a company named Double D Electronics
There's an organization called DD-WRT that makes router firmware. The "DD" apparently was for "Daily Driver", referencing the time when its main rival OpenWRT didn't have a very good GUI and was thus not good for the average user.
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« Reply #216 on: September 14, 2017, 09:38:12 am »
Coocheer. Appropriate name for a boroscope maker? :o
 
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« Reply #217 on: September 16, 2017, 02:53:27 pm »
 A new restaurant just opened here in Perth, with the name "Laputa".

I thought it a bit strange, so checked with a Spanish-English translation site.
The complete word "Laputa" has no bad connotations, but the separate parts:- "La Puta" translate as
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« Reply #218 on: September 16, 2017, 09:41:13 pm »
A new restaurant just opened here in Perth, with the name "Laputa".

I thought it a bit strange, so checked with a Spanish-English translation site.
The complete word "Laputa" has no bad connotations, but the separate parts:- "La Puta" translate as
"The Whore".
See Gulliver's Travels or the Hayao Miyazaki movie Laputa: Castle in the Sky, which adopts ideas from Swift.
 

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« Reply #219 on: September 17, 2017, 10:59:08 pm »
Once I looked out of curiosity for commercial representations of the family name 'Wutz' (Southern German for Pig, Hog). Most occupations yielded ONE, if any. To my great astonishment, there are THREE electrical contractors.

http://www.wutzgmbh.de/
http://www.elektro-wutz.de/
http://www.elektrowutz.de/index.html

Made me think! There might be a connection to our receptacles, though!
 

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« Reply #220 on: September 19, 2017, 12:11:39 am »
Bullshift Transmissions
 

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« Reply #221 on: September 19, 2017, 01:26:02 am »
Schiit Audio
 
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« Reply #222 on: September 19, 2017, 06:36:22 am »
surnames in the UK can be interesting, met a guy called Prat and a young lady and her father that went by the name of Caunt.
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« Reply #223 on: September 19, 2017, 08:12:25 am »
surnames in the UK can be interesting, met a guy called Prat and a young lady and her father that went by the name of Caunt.

I met a guy from the UK called Dick Woodcock. If I were him I would have changed my name. There's also a Gynocologist near my parents called John Dick and his son is also in the same business and called John Dick Junior.

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« Reply #224 on: September 19, 2017, 08:58:02 am »
surnames in the UK can be interesting, met a guy called Prat and a young lady and her father that went by the name of Caunt.

I met a guy from the UK called Dick Woodcock. If I were him I would have changed my name. There's also a Gynocologist near my parents called John Dick and his son is also in the same business and called John Dick Junior.

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Knew a guy at school with the surname Seaman but who's parents had the laack of foresight to name him Richard. Apparently he changed his name by deed poll pretty much as soon as he was able.
 

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« Reply #225 on: September 19, 2017, 09:02:17 am »
surnames in the UK can be interesting, met a guy called Prat and a young lady and her father that went by the name of Caunt.

I met a guy from the UK called Dick Woodcock. If I were him I would have changed my name. There's also a Gynocologist near my parents called John Dick and his son is also in the same business and called John Dick Junior.

McBryce.
Knew a guy at school with the surname Seaman but who's parents had the laack of foresight to name him Richard. Apparently he changed his name by deed poll pretty much as soon as he was able.

And I know a guy with first name Anudeep. Apparently that's not the only case:

 

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« Reply #226 on: September 19, 2017, 10:52:32 am »
surnames in the UK can be interesting, met a guy called Prat and a young lady and her father that went by the name of Caunt.
Oh, it happens everywhere. Back when I worked at a company whose customers were 90% in Germany, I had one customer whose name was Frau Fick (noun, "fuck") and there was also Herr Mitesser (noun, medical, "blackhead")!
 

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« Reply #227 on: September 19, 2017, 11:19:14 am »
surnames in the UK can be interesting, met a guy called Prat and a young lady and her father that went by the name of Caunt.
I met a guy from the UK called Dick Woodcock. If I were him I would have changed my name. There's also a Gynocologist near my parents called John Dick and his son is also in the same business and called John Dick Junior.

McBryce.
As well as some fairly common Dyer surnames in the UK, you get lots of instances of parents messing up a perfectly good surname, as an old coworker Rick Shaw found.
 

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« Reply #228 on: September 19, 2017, 03:06:03 pm »
Parents have funny senses of humor.  I have known two different individuals named Richard Hymen.  Both went by the familiar form Dick.

Sometimes it is just a matter of pronunciation.  There are two obvious choices for the very common surname Braswell (also spelled Brasswell).  The ones I know personally insist on the pronunciation that doesn't sell lingerie.
 
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« Reply #229 on: September 19, 2017, 05:10:46 pm »
Hancock is reasonably common in the UK, easily misinterpreted.
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« Reply #230 on: September 19, 2017, 06:44:49 pm »
I know a Rick Shaw......



Have also ridden in them as well.
 

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« Reply #231 on: September 19, 2017, 09:10:46 pm »
I remember an engineer from the UK who bears the family name 'Quirk'. I really don't know what made him take up a technical profession and how he managed to get through his studies and early working years.
 

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« Reply #232 on: September 20, 2017, 01:35:00 am »
So what if a female professor says "I like to eat semen" in class? That's my numerical method professor, she meant "salmon".
 

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« Reply #233 on: September 20, 2017, 04:45:23 am »
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« Reply #234 on: September 20, 2017, 04:57:48 am »
I remember an engineer from the UK who bears the family name 'Quirk'. I really don't know what made him take up a technical profession and how he managed to get through his studies and early working years.
I know an English expat here whose last name is Quirke!
 

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« Reply #235 on: September 20, 2017, 07:14:15 am »
So what if a female professor says "I like to eat semen" in class? That's my numerical method professor, she meant "salmon".

Is she Asian? Many Asians have problems pronouncing English words...



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« Reply #236 on: September 20, 2017, 07:51:05 am »
Is she Asian? Many Asians have problems pronouncing English words...

She's Chinese, but she has been in US for long enough to get green card and be allowed to work at a state owned hydraulic power station.
I think she once said her last job in China was in 1999, so assuming she then moved to US, at the time I received her lecture, she's been here for at least 15 years.
Also, she doesn't sound Chinglish much, I consider her 7 out of 10 as non-native English speaker. She only has a few pronunciation problems, and the a-i ambiguity is one of very few of them. Just wrong time and wrong word made it a big joke, and apparently everyone in the classroom wanted to laugh, and no one dared to laugh, while she probably had never realized it.
 

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« Reply #237 on: September 20, 2017, 08:24:48 am »
A Freudian Slip perhaps?  ;)  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freudian_slip

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« Reply #238 on: September 20, 2017, 11:48:27 am »
A Freudian Slip perhaps?  ;)  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freudian_slip

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our politicians keep making those, so do journalists particularly when it comes to saying "jeremy hunt"
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« Reply #239 on: September 20, 2017, 12:59:58 pm »
A Freudian Slip perhaps?  ;)  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freudian_slip

McBryce.

our politicians keep making those, so do journalists particularly when it comes to saying "jeremy hunt"

Best example of this was the James Naughtie interview on Radio4 Today program with Jeremy Hunt 

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aw naughtie (naughty) James ;)
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« Reply #241 on: September 20, 2017, 07:37:24 pm »
surnames in the UK can be interesting, met a guy called Prat and a young lady and her father that went by the name of Caunt.
Oh, it happens everywhere. Back when I worked at a company whose customers were 90% in Germany, I had one customer whose name was Frau Fick (noun, "fuck") and there was also Herr Mitesser (noun, medical, "blackhead")!
an old family name in my hometown was "Sborra" (a worse term for semen)
as far as i know there are no males with that surname anymore and the last person i knew who had that name was one of my friend's grandmother
 

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that made the news here :)
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« Reply #244 on: September 20, 2017, 11:51:06 pm »

Best example of this was the James Naughtie interview on Radio4 Today program with Jeremy Hunt 

https://youtu.be/YS5mVoqJpUk

Germaine Greer quipped that this was a miss-appellation of Jeremy Hunt as, "He has neither the warmth nor the depth to be a...".
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« Reply #245 on: September 21, 2017, 07:34:34 am »
hahaha, good one
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« Reply #246 on: September 24, 2017, 04:49:44 pm »
Back in the late 80's early 90's I worked in the office of a  Labor pool.
We would send workers to OT Carter that were to report to a Gentleman named Elmo Gross.

On occasion he would need help for his own side work which he had our company
bill him through OT Carter under the company name of
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« Reply #247 on: January 06, 2018, 08:42:58 pm »
Depending on traffic I end up driving past this place from time to time and every time it gets me.

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« Reply #248 on: January 07, 2018, 03:32:56 am »
My wife knows a woman whose first name from birth is Lovely.  She married a gentleman with the last name of Butts.  'nuff said.  You can't make this stuff up.
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« Reply #249 on: January 07, 2018, 03:36:47 am »
My wife knows a woman whose first name from birth is Lovely.  She married a gentleman with the last name of Butts.  'nuff said.  You can't make this stuff up.
I can't imagine that not causing issues when applying for all kinds of stuff, like permits and subscriptions.

 

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« Reply #250 on: January 07, 2018, 09:36:15 am »
I knew of a family whose surname was Motor, they seriously called their children, Petrol, Electric, Starter. What were they thinking (or smoking)!
Whoah! Watch where that landed we might need it later.
 
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« Reply #251 on: January 07, 2018, 10:34:29 am »
In the Netherlands there is a company whose main business is transportation of manure...



The URL of the website: https://www.shitgroup.nl
 

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« Reply #252 on: January 07, 2018, 01:23:35 pm »
reminds me of a newish australian company called "Who gives a crap": https://au.whogivesacrap.org/ they unsurprisingly make toilet roles with a twist.
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« Reply #253 on: January 07, 2018, 01:28:33 pm »
My wife knows a woman whose first name from birth is Lovely.  She married a gentleman with the last name of Butts.  'nuff said.  You can't make this stuff up.

Well it was once said in a group of friends that I could never marry one of the girls as it would make her a "Paige Turner" not that I was at all interested in here anyway so we are safe there ;)
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« Reply #254 on: January 07, 2018, 02:09:19 pm »
My wife knows a woman whose first name from birth is Lovely.  She married a gentleman with the last name of Butts.  'nuff said.  You can't make this stuff up.

Well it was once said in a group of friends that I could never marry one of the girls as it would make her a "Paige Turner" not that I was at all interested in here anyway so we are safe there ;)

She is a patient where my wife works.  My wife says she has a very good sense of humor over her name.  There are a few patients with odd names that she has told me over the years but Lovely is the only one that I can remember.  The funny thing here is that part of my wife's family don't use their first names.  My wife, her 2 daughters and my wife's brother all go by their middle names.  It is a standing joke that everyone is in the witness protection program.
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« Reply #255 on: January 07, 2018, 02:41:04 pm »
On the subject of odd given name/surname pairings I offer the following:

Back in the day, a friend of mine, Dave, worked in the local DHSS office. One of their clients was a Miss Balls (a not uncommon English surname). Her parents had decided to christen her Ofelia.

I used to know a family that went by the surname Snow. There were three children. The eldest was a handsome lass called Winter, then another very pretty girl called Angel and the youngest was a boy called Crispin. I used to keep an eye on the local paper for a report of latter killing his parents in bed one night.
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« Reply #256 on: January 08, 2018, 01:29:48 am »
I wear mine proudly every day.   :-DD

www.dickies.com

 

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« Reply #257 on: January 08, 2018, 05:20:28 am »
House of Hose

It's in Salt Lake City, Utah

It's funny because at first i read it as House of Hoes.

Salt Lake City has more nude strip clubs per square mile than any other city in the USA.

And that is funny because Salt Lake City is made up mostly of Mormon people.
 

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« Reply #258 on: January 08, 2018, 09:46:42 am »
Hiscox Commercial Insurance?

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« Reply #259 on: January 08, 2018, 11:08:46 am »
Found a hilarious one in a Youtube video about Japan:



Starvations, a children's clothing store.



That entire channel is great, it's about living in Japan, not just shitty translations.
 


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« Reply #261 on: January 08, 2018, 07:15:40 pm »
My wife knows a woman whose first name from birth is Lovely.  She married a gentleman with the last name of Butts.  'nuff said.  You can't make this stuff up.

Well it was once said in a group of friends that I could never marry one of the girls as it would make her a "Paige Turner" not that I was at all interested in here anyway so we are safe there ;)

She is a patient where my wife works.  My wife says she has a very good sense of humor over her name.  There are a few patients with odd names that she has told me over the years but Lovely is the only one that I can remember.  The funny thing here is that part of my wife's family don't use their first names.  My wife, her 2 daughters and my wife's brother all go by their middle names.  It is a standing joke that everyone is in the witness protection program.

 Are you married to my best friend's sister? I'll never forget when I first met him, back in 7th grade, and the first time I went to his house. When we met, he introduced himself as John. I go to his house, his mom and sisters are all calling him Greg. Turns out his Dad is also John, but they have different middle names, so they used middle names to be sure they were talking to the right person. And one of his sister also went by her middle name at home, because her first name was the same as her Mom's.
 

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« Reply #262 on: January 08, 2018, 07:32:04 pm »
I once had a dot matrix printer made by ODC: the "One Day Corporation"
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« Reply #263 on: January 08, 2018, 09:49:16 pm »
A company that sold lemon 'cider' , 'Two Dogs'.
Whoah! Watch where that landed we might need it later.
 

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« Reply #264 on: January 09, 2018, 12:01:36 am »
surnames in the UK can be interesting, met a guy called Prat and a young lady and her father that went by the name of Caunt.



 
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« Reply #265 on: January 09, 2018, 12:17:26 am »
Not a company but institute. I have a one device laying around made by them. http://www.vsegei.ru Russian speakers may have a good laugh. If translated, it's called "Allgays".
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« Reply #266 on: January 09, 2018, 08:33:56 am »
Are you married to my best friend's sister? I'll never forget when I first met him, back in 7th grade, and the first time I went to his house. When we met, he introduced himself as John. I go to his house, his mom and sisters are all calling him Greg. Turns out his Dad is also John, but they have different middle names, so they used middle names to be sure they were talking to the right person. And one of his sister also went by her middle name at home, because her first name was the same as her Mom's.

That's quite common in some countries. Americans tend to go for "Junior" if the father/son names are the same, but other countries choose the middle name. I have the same name as my father, but not even my best friends know that, they've always known me by my middle name instead. The only time it gets noticed is when I travel or book flights, because my passport (and flight ticket) have to have my real name.

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« Reply #267 on: January 09, 2018, 10:17:33 am »
The first time I saw the sign for this place I laughed for a while..
https://www.yellowpages.com.au/nsw/ashfield/unlimited-head-jobs-13074513-listing.html
 

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« Reply #268 on: January 12, 2018, 11:08:43 am »
There is a street called Boulevard in Richmond VA. Can't imagine how they named it. It sounds weird as you won't name a road "Road Rd".
 

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« Reply #269 on: January 12, 2018, 11:30:02 am »
There is a street called Boulevard in Richmond VA. Can't imagine how they named it. It sounds weird as you won't name a road "Road Rd".

Boulevard doesn't mean road. It's a type of road. A boulevard is a wide often tree lined road which is the main route through a city.

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« Reply #270 on: January 12, 2018, 01:41:24 pm »
 Yeah but Boulevard Street is just silly. And there seems to also be one in Shreveport Louisiana as well as Atlanta Georgia.
 

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« Reply #271 on: January 12, 2018, 01:47:21 pm »
Yeah but Boulevard Street is just silly. And there seems to also be one in Shreveport Louisiana as well as Atlanta Georgia.

I didn't say it not a stupid name for a road, just that it doesn't mean road :)

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« Reply #272 on: January 12, 2018, 01:59:51 pm »
Are you married to my best friend's sister? I'll never forget when I first met him, back in 7th grade, and the first time I went to his house. When we met, he introduced himself as John. I go to his house, his mom and sisters are all calling him Greg. Turns out his Dad is also John, but they have different middle names, so they used middle names to be sure they were talking to the right person. And one of his sister also went by her middle name at home, because her first name was the same as her Mom's.

That's quite common in some countries. Americans tend to go for "Junior" if the father/son names are the same, but other countries choose the middle name. I have the same name as my father, but not even my best friends know that, they've always known me by my middle name instead. The only time it gets noticed is when I travel or book flights, because my passport (and flight ticket) have to have my real name.

McBryce.

It's technically not Junior/Senior/whatever unless the father and son have the same first AND middle names. Or for a "the Second" or "The Third" for skipped generations, unless the full names match. Never looked in to if that was a legal thing or just common convention.
 

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« Reply #273 on: January 12, 2018, 02:23:44 pm »
Shiny Box Microphhones

 

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« Reply #274 on: January 13, 2018, 11:00:35 am »
Not electronics related, but there's a business around here who's vans I see from time to time called 'Total Meat Supplies'. Their slogan is 'We'll Meat Your Needs'  :D.
 

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« Reply #275 on: January 13, 2018, 12:18:52 pm »
Shiny Box Microphones
Can't fine any web reference but reminds me of some pcb I saw in 1989 that was made by Shiny Space Ohm.
 

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« Reply #276 on: January 13, 2018, 04:20:39 pm »
So what if a female professor says "I like to eat semen" in class? That's my numerical method professor, she meant "salmon".
maybe she mean:
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« Reply #277 on: January 16, 2018, 07:29:26 pm »
Came across this one...

https://youtu.be/bVC6h-35nHE
 

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« Reply #278 on: May 03, 2018, 10:47:47 am »
Not sure, but try in www.hornibrooks.com.au , bunnings, or gumtree.
 

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« Reply #279 on: May 03, 2018, 11:07:02 am »
So what if a female professor says "I like to eat semen" in class? That's my numerical method professor, she meant "salmon".


I remember an anecdote on a university:


One professor said that semen was full of sugar.
Then one woman, attendant, said: then, why it tastes salty?
Just after this she realized and blushed. While she was getting off class embarrased professor said: that's because swweet papilas are in front of tongue and salty ones are in the back....

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« Reply #280 on: May 03, 2018, 12:00:18 pm »


 :wtf:...
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« Reply #281 on: May 03, 2018, 12:46:44 pm »
So what if a female professor says "I like to eat semen" in class? That's my numerical method professor, she meant "salmon".


I remember an anecdote on a university:


One professor said that semen was full of sugar.
Then one woman, attendant, said: then, why it tastes salty?
Just after this she realized and blushed. While she was getting off class embarrased professor said: that's because swweet papilas are in front of tongue and salty ones are in the back....

That whole "taste zones on the tongue" theory has been discredited since hasn't it?

McBryce
 

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« Reply #282 on: May 03, 2018, 12:48:09 pm »
So what if a female professor says "I like to eat semen" in class? That's my numerical method professor, she meant "salmon".


I remember an anecdote on a university:


One professor said that semen was full of sugar.
Then one woman, attendant, said: then, why it tastes salty?
Just after this she realized and blushed. While she was getting off class embarrased professor said: that's because swweet papilas are in front of tongue and salty ones are in the back....

That whole "taste zones on the tongue" theory has been discredited since hasn't it?

McBryce


IDK, I'm informatic, not biologist...  :P

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« Reply #283 on: May 03, 2018, 01:32:08 pm »
Fluke Transportation Group.  Their slogan is, "If it's on-time... it's a Fluke!"

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Yeah...
 

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« Reply #284 on: May 03, 2018, 09:11:33 pm »
Today we got to know that the notorious Cambridge Analytica of the recent Facebook controversy has shutdown...
only to reborn again with a new name: Emerdata.

That tells at least one thing: in their marketing/branding team they don't have any French or Italian staff, or somebody would have cautioned them against using a company name that sounds like Itsshitty  :-DD
 
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« Reply #285 on: May 03, 2018, 09:54:40 pm »
Today we got to know that the notorious Cambridge Analytica of the recent Facebook controversy has shutdown...
only to reborn again with a new name: Emerdata.

That tells at least one thing: in their marketing/branding team they don't have any French or Italian staff, or somebody would have cautioned them against using a company name that sounds like Itsshitty  :-DD

And lends itself naturally to calling them EnemaData...
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« Reply #286 on: May 03, 2018, 10:41:15 pm »
Today we got to know that the notorious Cambridge Analytica of the recent Facebook controversy has shutdown...
only to reborn again with a new name: Emerdata.

That tells at least one thing: in their marketing/branding team they don't have any French or Italian staff, or somebody would have cautioned them against using a company name that sounds like Itsshitty  :-DD

Add catalan, portuguese and gaelican to the list.., even spanish more or less...,   

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« Reply #287 on: May 12, 2018, 10:36:37 pm »
Today we got to know that the notorious Cambridge Analytica of the recent Facebook controversy has shutdown...
only to reborn again with a new name: Emerdata.

That tells at least one thing: in their marketing/branding team they don't have any French or Italian staff, or somebody would have cautioned them against using a company name that sounds like Itsshitty  :-DD
Even Toyota knew to release the MR2 in France just as the MR
 

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« Reply #288 on: May 12, 2018, 11:12:43 pm »
My favourite is the British (now International) bookmaking company Ladbrokes!
 

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« Reply #289 on: May 12, 2018, 11:20:17 pm »
Even Toyota knew to release the MR2 in France just as the MR
Honda planned to release the Honda Fit/Jazz with a different name. They changed their mind when the promotional materials they sent out was met with protests from Sweden.
 

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« Reply #290 on: May 13, 2018, 02:59:46 am »
Have an old invoice from a jeweller in Hong Kong airport, Fook jewellers. Was for a ring my father bought in 1981 during a trip to Japan.
 

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« Reply #291 on: May 13, 2018, 08:06:01 pm »
Very appropriately named;
https://puckerbuttpeppercompany.com/
 
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« Reply #292 on: May 15, 2018, 05:24:22 am »
My favourite is the British (now International) bookmaking company Ladbrokes!

I thought that was just truth in advertising (for a change)
 

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« Reply #293 on: May 15, 2018, 08:09:38 am »
Reminds me of joke I read some 20 years ago:

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Micro soft: It needs Viagra


Now looking at the Windows logo, I wonder if it's going to be a diamond shape in the next iteration.
 

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« Reply #294 on: May 17, 2018, 03:15:31 am »
Say it three times quickly...
 
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« Reply #295 on: May 17, 2018, 12:38:20 pm »
DanDong Bettersize (they've since dropped the DanDong)

Sod It LLC

Simply Bollocks

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« Reply #296 on: May 17, 2018, 01:54:21 pm »
Mitsubishi called one of their cars "Pajero" from the Leopardus pajeros (south american mountain cat).

Needless to say that this model was not exactly a high runner in Spain  :-DD

Dictionary says:
Pajero [persona] Que se masturba con frecuencia.
Pajero [person] That masturbates frequently.
 
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« Reply #297 on: May 17, 2018, 05:00:03 pm »
Mitsubishi called one of their cars "Pajero" from the Leopardus pajeros (south american mountain cat).

Needless to say that this model was not exactly a high runner in Spain  :-DD

Dictionary says:
Pajero [persona] Que se masturba con frecuencia.
Pajero [person] That masturbates frequently.
That car seems to have a different name in each market - Pajero, Montera, Shogun. etc.
 

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Re: Funny Company Names....
« Reply #298 on: May 17, 2018, 05:03:35 pm »
DanDong Bettersize (they've since dropped the DanDong)

Dandong is a city in northeast China, boarder with North Korea.
Thus it is a hub city for NK defectors and escapees. They cross the river to Dandong, then move to the closest province capital Shenyang (which happens to be my hometown), and seek political asylum from SK consulate in Shenyang.
 

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Re: Funny Company Names....
« Reply #299 on: May 17, 2018, 05:34:12 pm »
The first of many times i drove through France, i passed a hotel after a vandal;with a sense of humour.
the huge sign on the side said ' Hotel Premier ass '  he smashed the C off the front and the E off the end.(Hotel Premier Classe)
In tenerife we saw coffee called 'chitti' (shitty)..AND IT WAS!
we had a parcel delivered (badly) by a company called TransHit; their sticky tape around the mangled box read 'TRANSHIT'
my ex-wife went to school with a girl called Theresa Green; spoken in her 100mph Liverpool accent 'treesa-green'.
my son noticed a T-Shirt in a supermarket trying to copy the group 'backstreet boys' logo...unfortunately 'Back Side Boys'...?
that's what happens when someone who 'thinks' they can speak english orders crap from china!
 

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Re: Funny Company Names....
« Reply #300 on: May 17, 2018, 08:01:00 pm »
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