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    Discussion in 'The Leisure Lounge' started by GarethW, Apr 30, 2012.

    1. GarethW

      GarethW Chief Clicker Staff Member

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      Came across this one today:

      "Cixi City Dafa Linker Factory" :D (http://www.dafalinker.com)

      Just rolls of the tongue! Anyone else got any examples of companies with silly/bizarre/incomprehensible names?
       
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    3. MSHOfficial

      MSHOfficial Well-Known Member EngineeringClicks Expert

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      I know a Chinese restaurant called MY DUMP. Probably he wanted it to mean my dumplings but instead ended up calling it my dump. I hope the owner now knows what it means. Its silly he would name his shop without checking what it means in English first. I mean no one is that stupid.

      I first thought maybe it’s a very good idea. People would be curious about how could a place have such a stupid name and then go in to find good food and become loyal customers to that shop. However, that is not what happens, I always see people just walk through the front of the shop and click a picture and laugh about it while walking away. No one really goes in to try anything.
       
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      john12 Well-Known Member EngineeringClicks Expert

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      Hopefully, this doesn't lower the tone too much but Vauxhall Audi Group made me laugh a lot when I was a student intern visiting a trade show for my company, and there were loads of people walking around with namebadges that said, "Vag representive", or "Vag spokesman", or "Vag technical expert".
       
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      Somewhat off color story about web page names...

      Several years ago I was working with a non-profit sports club and on their Internet message board I suggested they have a sports viewing party at an area restaurant called 'Big Al's'. Their web page is 'I Love big Al's dot com'.

      When I posted the link, I was looked at oddly as: https://www.ilovebigals.com/ got continuously read as 'I love bi gals'...

      I never lived it down.
       
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      Now whenever I see people online say something like "big-ass fans" I think of that cartoon where he said he moves the dash one word to the right. So this becomes, "big ass-fans".
      Childish I know but it always gives me a chuckle!
       
    9. GoodCat

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      When I was a student on the way to the university, I often walked past one store called “healthy food”. But for some inexplicable reason, the food in this shop was presented in 2 windows and in another 10 windows a huge assortment of various alcoholic beverages was presented. Sometimes we joked: "I'll go buy a bottle of health." I do not consider myself an expert in marketing or healthy eating, but I think this is a strange name for a shop with alcohol. =)
       
    10. s.weinberg

      s.weinberg Well-Known Member EngineeringClicks Expert

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      There's a real estate company called the WTF Group. Unlike Big Ass Fans, I don't see anything that indicates that it's intentional.
       
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