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Strange brand names

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Dayvo, 27 Aug 2007.

  1. Dayvo

    Dayvo Just passin' through

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    After reading about Melvil's experience with cock sauce (another thread) I wondered what kind of strange names you might have encountered!

    I bought some cat litter yesterday called 'Pussi Kompakt Ultra'! Sounds more like a porno title! ;)
     
  2. Melvil

    Melvil Standard nerd

    Gawd - adult cat litter, I've seen it all now!

    Also on my travels I saw a chocolate drink called 'cackolac' which doesn't sound quite so drinkable in English!
     
  3. OP
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    Dayvo

    Dayvo Just passin' through

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    'Kackerlacka' is the Swedish for cockroach! There seems to be a recurring theme here! ;)
     
  4. I once delivered 15 pallets of lollipops to a sweetshop in London. As I was unloading them, I noticed that the brand name was "Bum Lollipops". Spanish, I believe.
     
  5. Mr Phoebus

    Mr Phoebus New Member

    I can never see this without thinking it says something else. ;)
     
  6. Hover Fly

    Hover Fly Lover of the bunny

    A prominent training shoe shop in Brive la Gaillard in France is called "Athlete's Foot"
     
  7. OP
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    Dayvo

    Dayvo Just passin' through

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    There's an Italian company popular here for its kitchen and domestic appliances: Smeg! :sad:
    Popular with the cheese makers, no doubt! ;)

    Some market research should have been done first, methinks. But you can't beat good taste. :tongue:xx(
     
  8. Flying_Monkey

    Flying_Monkey Toll Collector on the Road to Nowhere

    This place is an endless source of fun

    http://www.engrish.com/

    Mind you I've seen just as much wierdness myself in Japan.
     
  9. Smokin Joe

    Smokin Joe Legendary Member

    Russian made tubular tyres were briefly imported into the UK, but never really sold. They went under the name of Wankerbar.
     
  10. stevenb

    stevenb New Member

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    Brive La Gaillard is one of Dunstable's twin towns.

    I've seen toilet paper called 'Krapp' before....and it was shown on TV too. ;)
     
  11. OP
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    Dayvo

    Dayvo Just passin' through

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    There's a bog paper here called 'Dubbel Crap'! The mind boggles. ;) :sad:
     
  12. Melvil

    Melvil Standard nerd

    Is it recycled?????
     
  13. Will1985

    Will1985 Über Member

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    I took a picture of that when I went there a few years ago!
     
  14. dayvo... you're in the land of Plop and Kecks - both popular sweet brands.

    L
     
  15. OP
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    Dayvo

    Dayvo Just passin' through

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    Hand-washed, no doubt!