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Old 07-20-09, 08:13 PM   #1
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The WORST company merger name ever...

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/8118721.stm
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Old 07-20-09, 08:19 PM   #2
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lol @ the new firm's name!
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Old 07-20-09, 08:22 PM   #3
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Old 07-20-09, 08:24 PM   #4
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Holy #$%@ batman.
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I bet has an easy time getting company name placement in certain forms of music.
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Old 07-20-09, 08:40 PM   #6
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Old 07-20-09, 10:01 PM   #7
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...be frontin'.
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Old 07-20-09, 10:27 PM   #8
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Oh my indeed...
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Old 07-20-09, 10:31 PM   #9
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rofl...

memorable company name that's about the most important part in brands and advertising.
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I LOL'd.
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Old 07-20-09, 10:38 PM   #11
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They saved tens of thousands on consultant fees and focus groups on that one.
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Old 07-20-09, 10:42 PM   #12
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Old 07-20-09, 10:42 PM   #13
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Old 07-20-09, 10:44 PM   #14
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I guess Gazeria was already taken.
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Old 07-20-09, 11:13 PM   #15
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Funny, but of course the tale of translating Coca Cola into Chinese has it beat:

http://www.snopes.com/cokelore/tadpole.asp
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Old 07-21-09, 06:03 AM   #16
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A couple of internet names:

from wikipedia:
Originally, the name and URL of the site was expertsexchange.com but this created confusion and ridicule as many users intrepreted it as Expert-Sex-Change as opposed to Experts-Exchange. Subsequently, the domain was changed to experts-exchange.com.

And Pen Island is still in business: http://www.penisland.net/
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Old 07-21-09, 06:11 AM   #17
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Now they need to adopt a black baby and give it that traditional African name: 'OJ'.
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Old 07-21-09, 07:53 AM   #18
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lolzers....
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Old 07-21-09, 12:04 PM   #19
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i don't get it
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Old 07-21-09, 12:09 PM   #20
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...be frontin'.

...are scared of revolution.
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Old 07-21-09, 12:10 PM   #21
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The Revolution will not be televised....
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Old 07-21-09, 12:24 PM   #22
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Funniest thread ever!
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A couple of internet names:

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Originally, the name and URL of the site was expertsexchange.com but this created confusion and ridicule as many users intrepreted it as Expert-Sex-Change as opposed to Experts-Exchange. Subsequently, the domain was changed to experts-exchange.com.

And Pen Island is still in business: http://www.penisland.net/
Wow...I've known about experts exchange for years, and my mind never made the leap.

Same goes for Space Exploration Technologies, or SpaceX (Spay Sex), until someone else complained about the awkward name.

Frankly, I'm glad I don't normally think in innuendo.
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Frankly, I'm glad I don't normally think in innuendo.
It's because you're probably not perverted or twisted enough. Oh wait, I don't think you belong in Foo...


Seriously, who the heck approved the new merger name? The chief executive OAF?
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Old 07-21-09, 07:50 PM   #25
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