Thursday, November 12, 2009

Ha Ha — This Company’s Name

Today, a variation on the usual theme of making fun of the names of unfortunate people: making fun of the names of unfortunate companies, especially when the words comprising these names run together in entertaining ways.

First up is the DVD case for Hausu, that amazing Japanese horror movie that I blogged about sometime back. It never go a proper stateside release, so I had to go to an online company to find a version of it that I could play on an American DVD player. That company has a decent enough name, Gotta See DVDs.

However, waking up one morning and noticing the case on my desk, run together as a URL, I misread the company name as Gotta Seed VDs. It was a little disconcerting.

Perhaps that one wouldn’t be obvious to everyone. Here’s one that’s a little clearer, from Spencer. It’s the name of a pool company — as in the splish-splashy kind, not the green felt kind.

Oh, of all the times to condense a doubled letter down to just one. More like the candy bar in the pool scene from Caddyshack, right?


  1. There's a lighting store, near our company's LA office on La Brea, that is called Lamps Express.

    The website is also on the sign - it reads:

    I am mentally a 12 year old boy.

  2. When I first moved to NYC, I interviewed with a transcription company named Service Assistants, Inc. They've since changed it, but at the time their website was...