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Re: Obscene company names

Can't find it now since it's on my old phone, but a few years ago some van driver in the area must have thought I was crazy for laughing so hard and snapping a photo of the company logo on the side of his vehicule: Labia Services.
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Re: Obscene company names

just browse the phone book.......so many wankers in them....
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Nothing wrong with the company name though, it's the logo that was a total fail!

like Lisa Simpson giving head?
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This one is my personal favourite
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This one is my personal favourite
You know know what comes before Fister...

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last saturday we ordered pizza at my buddy's house, Mr M. Pfister.... the local pizzeria managed to write Fister in the receip
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How about taking this bus next time you are in Ticino...
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Re: Obscene company names

And btw, funny city names or exits on motorways.

The one around Bern always cracks me up "Wankdorf -> next right"
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From the Wankdorf stadium in Bern!
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last saturday we ordered pizza at my buddy's house, Mr M. Pfister....
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I still titter to myself when I see a bus with "Extrafahrt" written on the front.

makaTony, I assume it was an extra dick pizza that you ordered?

Sorry! Couldn't resist!
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Surely all it shows is your ignorance in not understanding the language where you live and assimilating everything to your own culture/language. I am sure there are an equal amount of "obscene names" for English speaking companies that translate in what could be construed as obscene,
I didn't see anyone writing that there aren't equal examples in English-speaking countries. In fact, I would love to hear some of them, so I could also get a laugh.


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Also I am sure this crowd would enjoy http://failblog.org/tag/things-that-are-doing-it/
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Can't find it now since it's on my old phone, but a few years ago some van driver in the area must have thought I was crazy for laughing so hard and snapping a photo of the company logo on the side of his vehicule: Labia Services.
Must be these guys. That IS obscene.
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I didn't see anyone writing that there aren't equal examples in English-speaking countries. In fact, I would love to hear some of them, so I could also get a laugh.
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Re: Obscene company names

Yes, you are quite right of course, but it is hard to stop all those giggles.

Just to address the balance, here's an interesting article I just googled about silly place-names in the UK. Doesn't have to be the UK, could be any English speaking country, and I'm sure there are a lot more...

Enjoy..
http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/li...-15148383.html





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And btw, funny city names or exits on motorways.

The one around Bern always cracks me up "Wankdorf -> next right"
Hey, I work there.

Before that, I was in Bümpliz.
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Old 06.07.2012, 14:24
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Well, aren't you a barrel of laughs, eh?
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And btw, funny city names or exits on motorways.

The one around Bern always cracks me up "Wankdorf -> next right"
It get's worse, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stade_de_Suisse

The Stade de Suisse, Wankdorf is a football stadium in Bern, Switzerland.
It is the home ground of the football team Young Boys, and is currently the second biggest all-seater football stadium in Switzerland.


The Young Boys play in Wankdorf
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Old 06.07.2012, 14:28
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The Young Boys play in Wankdorf

And have problems keeping clean sheets.

Edit: and in the stadium, you can eat a Young Boy sausage at half time .
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