Top 10 Unfortunate Product Names

So we’re all aware that marketers can do a bad ass job of convincing us to buy stuff – especially the kind we have no need for at all! Let’s just gloat over the few times in the annals of history – they’ve gotten it all wrong.

Want to know how? You don’t have to look too far. Following is a list of 10 most unfortunately names products. Prepare for the smirks and the occasional bouts of giggles. Here we go!

Wii

Well, this one simply needed to be included – maybe the people who had devised the name for this one weren’t really familiar with the fact that British English speakers (including most of the Commonwealth) refer to ‘urine’ as … well, big guess… ‘Wee!’

Let’s say for example: ‘Ooh, I’m so dying to for a wee!’ Every instance when someone mentions, ‘Wii’ one tends to think of … big guess again… ‘Wee!’

Let’s play with our Wii, really takes on a whole new meaning when you speak British English!

You bet!

Elephant Beautiful Balls

Really?! As the leader in Innovative Billiards, Elephant Balls, Ltd. (EBL) totally offers a full range of Billiard Merchandize for the enthusiasts at all levels. From high quality pool tables and furniture, to the most unique ball sets and effective training tools in the world they have the perfect gift for even the person, who even has it all!

Point to note – Of course! Who in the hell has Elephant Balls?!

Gray Poupon

Grey Poupon, a Dijon mustard is now made by Kraft Foods. It’s presently the best selling Dijon style mustard in the United States. You know what, though: Thanks – but no thanks! Anyway, here’s the original commercial –

 

Sars

Remember SARS? Well, this drink, made by Golden Circle, unfortunately shares its names with the SARS virus (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome). There have been two pandemic of SARS reported in the recent years.

This drink is sarsaparilla flavored and is sold in all New Zealand supermarkets, and maybe in other countries where Golden Circle products are found.

JussiPussi

A really ‘interesting’ bread product made by Finnish Company Primula. Frankly, I’m quite speechless and a more than a little amused.

Kagome

Founded by Ichitaro Kanie, a Japanese pioneer in tomato cultivation in 1899, Kagome has grown to become the largest producer of Japanese tomato products and a major producer of other fruit and vegetable foods. Unfortunately, in Portuguese and probably Spanish, this word actually sounds like — ‘I shit myself’!!!

I.beat Blaxx

Want an mp3 player but don’t like the Apple range of iPods? Well, look no further than the German Company Trekstor that produces the I.beat Blaxx.

Trekstor seems to have renamed the black edition of the I.beat to just ‘Blaxx’ – wonder why?

Vagisil

Vagisil is a full line of feminine hygiene products made by Combe Incorporated. In 2007, Vagisil introduced the Vagisil Screening Kit.

Thankfully they get straight to the point, don’t they?

Anusol

Anusol is an over the counter medication that can be used to treat hemorrhoids also known as Piles. The Anusol range includes creams, ointments and the popular (really?!) suppository form of treatment.

For those who’re not aware, suppositories are waxy stuffs you stick up your bum! Here’s seriously hoping you don’t need a price check on this one next time you’re visiting the super market.

Ayds

Ayds (pronounced as Aids) was a diet candy from the 1980s. In 1982, the NY Times reported that the active ingredient in Ayds was phenylpropanolamine – a substance that was ruled by the FDA as ‘not recognized as safe.’

Oh and here’s a bonus, check out this truly cringe-worthy advertisement for Ayds:

 

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