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Bombast
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PostPosted: Sat May 30, 2009 11:11 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

I found this funny list of unfortunately-named products, and thought it'd be worth posting here because two of them come from Ghana. Specifically, Pee Cola and Shitto Sauce. Laughing

http://www.oddee.com/item_96682.aspx

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PostPosted: Sat May 30, 2009 11:32 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

"Gabriel method"? I don't see the joke there!

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PostPosted: Sat May 30, 2009 11:34 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Gabriel Method? I don't remember seeing any mention of it in that post.

I just posted it because a good number of scammers work out of Ghana, and those two products seem like pretty worthy trophies to ask your pets for.

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PostPosted: Sat May 30, 2009 11:46 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Never mind - it's an ad tucked in between Ayds and Shitto. I thought it was one of the comic products...

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PostPosted: Sat May 30, 2009 11:59 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Ah, okay. I see "Online SOL Prep Program" in the same place. Must be a regional thing.

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PostPosted: Sun May 31, 2009 12:10 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Oh! I need to get a Ghanaian lad to send me some Pee Cola and Shitto Sauce! What a great set of trophies that would be!

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PostPosted: Sun May 31, 2009 12:15 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Yeah! You know what I'm talkin' about, Doc! Laughing

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PostPosted: Sun May 31, 2009 3:06 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Unfortunately named European whitegoods manufacturer.

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PostPosted: Sun May 31, 2009 4:16 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Isn't it interesting that both Ghanian products have to do with waste elimination? Surprised

I think we should have a contest. The first baiter who manages to get their lad to send them both a can of Shitto and a bottle of Pee Cola wins. Laughing

Second place goes to the baiter who can get their lad to send a photo of himself holding a can of Shitto in one hand and a bottle of Pee Cola in another.

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Bombast
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PostPosted: Sun May 31, 2009 6:40 am Reply with quoteBack to top

I did a Google search and found a couple of other possible sources for Shitto sauce besides getting a scammer to send you some...

http://www.afrocarib.co.uk/shitto-pepper-sauce.html (UK)
http://www.shopwiki.com/Shitto+%28Pepper+Sauce%29+-+Hot (US)

Despite its unfortunate name, it looks pretty tasty.

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Nanny Ogg
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PostPosted: Sun May 31, 2009 4:40 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

By co incidence my daughter sent me a pic of her sooking on one of these
I'll spare you the text of her message!

http://www.unibev.co.uk/1210/8456.html
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 2009 12:05 am Reply with quoteBack to top

The best one is the diet suppliment AYDS. It was released a mere five months before the name "AIDS" was created. The best line of their commercials was, "Why take diet pills when you can enjoy AYDS?"

Here's the commercial: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gBkVuT5pw1g
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 2009 12:11 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Seven of Nine wrote:
Unfortunately named European whitegoods manufacturer.


so thats where red dwarf got it from . don't you just love reading mangled english .

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 2009 9:36 am Reply with quoteBack to top

There are many lists of unfortunate product names - here are some with no claim for veracity.

FARTFULL Ikea's name for a children's desk

PSCHITT A Perrier brand of lemonade (with a silent p, too)

POO A brand of Argentinian curry powder

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 2009 11:31 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Image

Years ago, Hayley me and her friend fell of a plane in Venice, after we'd naughtily opened the duty free mid flight. 'Smeg' was a rude word years before Red Dwarf - we saw a Smeg poster down a corridoor leading out of arrivals via the staff exit, and ran down it to take our picture under the sign. Next thing we were surrounded by excitable Carribineri with sub machine guns pointing at us. Shocked They didn't see the joke at all.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 2009 11:36 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Nanny Ogg wrote:
By co incidence my daughter sent me a pic of her sooking on one of these


oh that's too funny! Laughing Laughing Laughing
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2009 1:31 am Reply with quoteBack to top

In the 1980's the US President Reagan administration proposed a lot of military schemes,
one was the "Star Wars" scheme.

There were many military contractor companies formed to "cash in" on these programs.

One company managed to combine two military "buzz words",
"Artificial Intelligence" and "Systems".

The company was named "Artificial Intelligence Defense Systems"

Or "AIDS"

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2009 3:29 am Reply with quoteBack to top

I remember years ago, when Chevrolet went to Mexico with a new car to sell down there. The name? Nova. It means "won't go" in Spanish. Nice move, GM! Needless to say, sales were very poor. Laughing

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2009 7:58 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Originally titled The War Against Terror, the name had to be changed to The War On Terror, after an internet church complained about the initials....

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2009 2:35 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

years ago i posted a picture of shitto a lad sent me.

I was pretending to be a columbian drug lord, and said send me a sample of your shit man.

what i got was a jar of shitto. (in hindsight im glad he did send the jar, i hadnt actually thought of the consequences had he sent drugs. which brings me to a valid point, dont ask lads for illegal items, because if they do send you something its almost impossible to explain.)

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2009 9:04 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Many years ago, as told to me by a reliable source, when the Australian Army bought the Rapier air defence missile, maintenance was to be carried out by Forward Area Repair Teams using the Australian Rapier Support Equipment. So where there was a FART you'd find an ARSE.

I wasn't told how long it was for the terms to be re-written...

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 04, 2009 1:58 am Reply with quoteBack to top

^Yastreb, that reminds me of Seattle's South Lake Union Transport. Laughing

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I remember years ago, when Chevrolet went to Mexico with a new car to sell down there. The name? Nova. It means "won't go" in Spanish. Nice move, GM! Needless to say, sales were very poor.


I heard Ford had a similar problem selling the Pinto in Brazil. It seems "pinto" is roughly equivalent to "smallboi" in Portuguese. The car sold better after Ford's marketing department learned of this and changed its name to Corcel for that market.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 04, 2009 8:32 am Reply with quoteBack to top

It can happen even between English speaking countries. Once upon a time there was a big computer company called Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC). In their time they were almost as big as IBM, but they concentrated on mini-computers, which were just one or two racks, rather than the roomfuls that IBM sold.

DEC was champion of the Three Letter Acronymn (TLA). Everything they did had three letters. IBM might have got profligate at times and used four letters, but with DEC it was always three. In fact it's probably the reason that filename extensions in Windows are three letters. (It dates from RSX/11, where filenames were six letters plus a three letter extension, and the reasoning was that you could fit three letters into a 16 bit word if you used base 50. I'm not making this up.)

Anyway,
Their flagship product was the VAX. Then they took two concepts; a Local Area Network (LAN), and a Value Added Network (VAN). They melded them together and came up with the VAX LAV.

It was quickly renamed for the British market, where programmers were highly amused to hear they could now buy a toilet for their computers.

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