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Offline bjcuizon

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Re: Funny Company Names....
« Reply #200 on: September 07, 2017, 10:21:18 am »
Here you go:


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Ooops..I just remembered that the title was funny company names not logos.  |O
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Re: Funny Company Names....
« 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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Re: Funny Company Names....
« 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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Re: Funny Company Names....
« 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
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https://xkcd.com/327/
 

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Re: Funny Company Names....
« 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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Re: Funny Company Names....
« 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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Re: Funny Company Names....
« 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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Re: Funny Company Names....
« 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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Re: Funny Company Names....
« 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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Re: Funny Company Names....
« 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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Re: Funny Company Names....
« 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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Re: Funny Company Names....
« 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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Re: Funny Company Names....
« 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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Re: Funny Company Names....
« 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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Re: Funny Company Names....
« Reply #216 on: September 14, 2017, 09:38:12 am »
Coocheer. Appropriate name for a boroscope maker? :o
 
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Re: Funny Company Names....
« 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
"The Whore".
 
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Re: Funny Company Names....
« 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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Re: Funny Company Names....
« 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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Re: Funny Company Names....
« Reply #220 on: September 19, 2017, 12:11:39 am »
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Re: Funny Company Names....
« Reply #221 on: September 19, 2017, 01:26:02 am »
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Re: Funny Company Names....
« 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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Re: Funny Company Names....
« 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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Re: Funny Company Names....
« 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.

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.
 


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