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Old 01.11.2015, 12:05
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Re: Unfortunate brand names [May contain traces of photos NSFW]

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What's even worse, one employee's last name is "Kot", which means feces. From this page.


I clicked it on the link, and nothing to do with poo, but Ms Kot's colleague is called 'Mietlicka'.

Well it made me smile.
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Old 01.11.2015, 14:53
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Did you people know there's even kissgear?
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Old 24.11.2015, 16:00
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Re: Unfortunate brand names [May contain traces of photos NSFW]

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They changed their name, but I wonder if they served Kopfab Beer.
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Old 24.11.2015, 16:25
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Re: Unfortunate brand names [May contain traces of photos NSFW]

A new food outlet in California is called:

LaBite
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Old 24.11.2015, 16:36
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Re: Unfortunate brand names [May contain traces of photos NSFW]

Can't wait to see this chain in Switzerland:


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Old 24.11.2015, 16:45
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Re: Unfortunate brand names [May contain traces of photos NSFW]



Chocolate, not a hygiene product



Financial company, not a head cold
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Old 24.11.2015, 16:46
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Re: Unfortunate brand names [May contain traces of photos NSFW]

Candida ...


toothpaste
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Old 24.11.2015, 16:59
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Re: Unfortunate brand names [May contain traces of photos NSFW]

There is a place in Toronto (Etobicoke, down on the Queensway) called "Caskets R Us".
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Old 24.11.2015, 17:06
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Re: Unfortunate brand names [May contain traces of photos NSFW]

Not in Switzerland, but funny



For more like this: http://www.engrish.com/
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Old 24.11.2015, 18:28
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They changed their name, but I wonder if they served Kopfab Beer.
There must be dozens of businesses in Oxford confronted with the same problem -- and Oxford University's venerable magazine has the same image problem.
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Old 24.11.2015, 18:49
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There must be dozens of businesses in Oxford confronted with the same problem -- and Oxford University's venerable magazine has the same image problem.
Isn't the OU 2nd rowing 8 called Isis too?
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Old 24.11.2015, 19:10
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Re: Unfortunate brand names [May contain traces of photos NSFW]

I tried to search through the pics to see if these two had already been submitted but the photos wouldn't load... light shop in basel and sweets i saw in coop

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Old 24.11.2015, 22:48
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Re: Unfortunate brand names [May contain traces of photos NSFW]

Didn't we have a whole thread on these Negro sweets a long time ago? Can't find it any more.
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Old 25.11.2015, 00:06
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Re: Unfortunate brand names [May contain traces of photos NSFW]

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Didn't we have a whole thread on these Negro sweets a long time ago? Can't find it any more.
Probably because the OP of that old thread couldn't spell and the mods of the day weren't as vigilant as the band of brothers and a couple of sisters we have today.

'Negroe' sweets
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Old 25.11.2015, 00:31
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Re: Unfortunate brand names [May contain traces of photos NSFW]

for those who understand Russian.
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Old 25.11.2015, 09:26
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for those who understand Russian.
Most don't, so please enlighten us .
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Old 26.11.2015, 13:15
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