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Bad product names

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by bearhart74, Mar 24, 2020.

  1. bearhart74


    Feb 26, 2009
  2. FunkHead

    FunkHead Supporting Member

    Mar 10, 2007
  3. JKos


    Oct 26, 2010
    Torrance, CA
    Why? See, there in lies a problem with naming things. I don't know why Zingyou seems bad to you. Something that can seem completely innocent and fine in most of the world may be terrible in certain country/region.

    - John
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  4. FunkHead

    FunkHead Supporting Member

    Mar 10, 2007
    Simple! market research should include the meaning of the name in any area you intend to market in.
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  5. Koshchei


    Mar 17, 2019
    Peterborough, ON
    Anything by Friedman amps.

    Also "Zingyou" sounds like "zing you", or to deliver an electric shock to you. On-stage electrocution sucks, if you've ever experienced it. Note: Singers get zapped in the mouth.
  6. JKos


    Oct 26, 2010
    Torrance, CA
    I would put several of the Way Huge pedals in this category.

    - John
  7. FunkHead

    FunkHead Supporting Member

    Mar 10, 2007
    I am pretty sure that was the point of the OP.
  8. Gorn

    Gorn Supporting Member

    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
  9. Koshchei


    Mar 17, 2019
    Peterborough, ON
    Yes, but a lot of non-native English speakers wouldn't understand the colloquialism. This is an international forum, as JKos pointed out.
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  10. catcauphonic

    catcauphonic High Freak of the Low Frequencies Supporting Member

    Mar 30, 2012
    Seattle WA
    The Chevy Nova automobile was never a big seller with the Spanish speaking nations, as the translation there means not going :D
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  11. Eddie LeBlanc

    Eddie LeBlanc

    Oct 26, 2014
    Beaumont, Texas

    I thought that is what you get from dancing all hot and sweaty in those polyester pants.... LOL
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  12. Dincrest

    Dincrest Supporting Member

    Sep 27, 2004
    New Jersey
    Hydrox cookies.

    Anyone remember those?

    I am aware of their history; that Hydrox was the originator and Oreo was the Johnny-come-lately that made it huge. But, man, Hydrox really is a terrible name for a cookie. It sounds like a bleach cleaner. So unappetizing. Perhaps if Hydrox had a better name, it would have been the "it" cookie instead of Oreo.
  13. Michedelic

    Michedelic MId-Century Modern

    That didn’t take long; the product was in existence long before the disease was recognized or named.
  14. Gorn

    Gorn Supporting Member

    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    Even if most people don't know that, I think any marginally inquisitive mind can figure that out based on the image.
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  15. FugaziBomb


    Jun 5, 2017
    That's a myth. "No va" doesn't work like that. It would be more like "If you don't go to work, you can't pay your bills." Even in that case it would be "no vas". Now if Chevy made a car called the Rota, there'd be a problem.
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  16. Here, the laughing stock of the automobile world is the Audi E-Tron : In french, the word "Étron" litterally means "turd".
  17. Alivefor5

    Alivefor5 Supporting Member

    Jul 17, 2006
    Corona beer. Nuff said.
  18. diegom

    diegom Supporting Member

    I always plug a Way Huge SP fuzz into the BE-modded input of my Friedman BB amp!
    (Sorry, if I spell it out, I'll get banned for life!)
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  19. bearhart74


    Feb 26, 2009
    I said bad product name not bad product.. : ) However Corona qualifies for both titles
  20. farace


    Jul 9, 2016
    Connecticut USA
    This morning on my Facebook feed was a sponsored post for Rubber Sheets supplies. Apparently it's roofing products, but that was not the first image that came to mind when seeing it. And I'm not even into that sort of thing.
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