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PostSubject: Unfortunate Product Names   Mon Mar 27, 2017 6:30 pm

Saw a heating/cooling gel pad in the analgesics aisle named "Thera-Pearl." -

Trouble is, the letters were all the same size and could be parsed more than one way.
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PostSubject: Re: Unfortunate Product Names   Tue Mar 28, 2017 1:45 am

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PostSubject: Re: Unfortunate Product Names   Wed Mar 29, 2017 10:26 am

There was an emporium for used children's clothing called KIDSEXCHANGE.
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PostSubject: Re: Unfortunate Product Names   Wed Mar 29, 2017 11:43 am

Ayds is a very old product. I recall a member of my family eating that at least sixty years ago.

Here's a site with some funny food product names.

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PostSubject: Re: Unfortunate Product Names   Wed Mar 29, 2017 3:46 pm

Wow. Some of those are just, I dunno. Wow.
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PostSubject: Re: Unfortunate Product Names   Wed Mar 29, 2017 5:03 pm

Of course many of them are not English-speaking countries, so the names are fine in the other countries.

There's an old story - and I don't know if it's true - that in some language the word Camaro means "loose bowels". When an old Standard Oil company was looking for a new name - they had been using Esso, but problems arose that denied them the right to use that - so after lengthy investigation, they chose Exxon, because it had no meaning in any language. They were going to use Exon - with one X - but that was the name of the governor of some sls.
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PostSubject: Re: Unfortunate Product Names   Wed Mar 29, 2017 5:07 pm

The apocryphal story that Chevy Nova sales were dismal in Latin America is apparently not true.

The apocryphal story that "Coca-Cola" translates to "bite the wax tadpole" in Chinese is also apparently not true.

Still, "Urinal" for a hot drink?  Really?
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Of course many of them are not English-speaking countries, so the names are fine in the other countries.
But the box says "hot drink" [in English]!
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PostSubject: Re: Unfortunate Product Names   Thu Mar 30, 2017 8:10 am

Astra Yacht's website.
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PostSubject: Re: Unfortunate Product Names   Thu Mar 30, 2017 9:23 am

The one I thought must be a joke was "Soup for sluts - cheap, fast and easy".
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PostSubject: Re: Unfortunate Product Names   Thu Mar 30, 2017 2:40 pm

One of the commenters on the page said that Slut Soup was a gag gift.
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PostSubject: Re: Unfortunate Product Names   Thu Mar 30, 2017 9:27 pm

It was on the internets. It must be true.
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