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Old 24.04.2014, 11:37
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Re: Unfortunate brand names [May contain traces of photos NSFW]

Here some from my home country




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Old 24.04.2014, 11:39
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Old 24.04.2014, 11:57
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Re: Unfortunate brand names [May contain traces of photos NSFW]

ASS as in "Athletik Sport Studio" Rombach

the website is www.ass-chiros.ch

... and I'm sure they knew exactly what some people would think and kept the logo all the same...






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Re: Unfortunate brand names [May contain traces of photos NSFW]

Spotted this van in Chur some time ago.

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Old 24.04.2014, 14:55
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Spotted this van in Chur some time ago.

I always wondered what those Reka Checks were for.
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Old 28.04.2014, 17:52
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don't quite know where to begin the explanation guys, but ......

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Old 28.04.2014, 18:46
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Re: Unfortunate brand names [May contain traces of photos NSFW]

When I first came to Switzerland I was confused by the term "Reformhaus"

Back in blighty a "house of reform" is a very Victorian way of referring to a prison.
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Old 28.04.2014, 18:49
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When I first came to Switzerland I was confused by the term "Reformhaus".
Lol, me too.

I spent a long time avoiding the "Tageshit" in restaurants -- although I appreciated the frank description.
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Old 28.04.2014, 20:06
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Re: Unfortunate brand names [May contain traces of photos NSFW]

On one of our hikes in the ZH/SG area, I came across this place and wondered who would eat at a Poo restaurant!

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Old 28.04.2014, 20:55
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Ah, pan Bimbo!!

It appears that Grupo Bimbo is a Mexican baking company. They came up with the name in 1945 mixing the words bingo and Bambi.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grupo_Bimbo

Sorry, not funny. Amogles just piqued my curiosity.

Carry on
Did you just google bimbo? Hopefully not at work.
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Old 29.04.2014, 00:09
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Did you just google bimbo? Hopefully not at work.
Not google, the company's internal staff directory
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Old 29.04.2014, 10:19
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I think my google went funny.

I get a mixture of blonds with big boobs and slices of bread.

I know the ones I'd eat
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Old 30.04.2014, 00:25
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Some schmuck http://www.uhrenschmuck24.ch
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Old 30.04.2014, 02:11
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Not to be confused with this well-known brand offering retail salvation ...
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Re: Unfortunate brand names [May contain traces of photos NSFW]

So sorry but SCHMUCK in German is a nice and positive word and will not be dropped just for a few "Anglos" not realising the link between German, Yiddish and English. "Meshugge" is a very nice word out of Yiddish
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So sorry but SCHMUCK in German is a nice and positive word and will not be dropped just for a few "Anglos" not realising the link between German, Yiddish and English. "Meshugge" is a very nice word out of Yiddish
Oh Wolli, you suck the fun out of everything
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Not to be confused with this well-known brand offering retail salvation ...
What about AEGEAN AIRLINES ? Few people southeast of Dover can say it correctly. Try just to write it in German and you land up with something like Eydshiään I hope they revert earlier or later either to GREECE AIRLINES or better to OLYMPIC INTERNATIONAL AIRLINES
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A really obvious one which is just bad luck and everyone seems to miss is the Porsche 9/11
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I am just back from 4 flights on Aegean. Excellent airline!
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