Monday, September 24, 2007

Playing wee?


Moowee is a service that lets you watch internet movies on TV. Why would they name it such? It's an obvious play on "movie", using a w sound instead of v, but changing the spelling quite a bit. Also, it lets you play movies on your Wii (!) which doesn't make the name totally useless.

As the Name Awards blog says... this name is cow piss!

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Watch your typeface...

Take a look at the magazine cover below:

Its full title is CLM "College Lifestyle Magazine", but running the letters together like that only serves to make the middle look like a certain vowel.

To take this even further, look what the title of their photo section is called:

CLM shots.

Given the target demographic, do you really think that this is purely coincidental?

Friday, September 14, 2007

x² + 2xy + y² = ?


This name isn't *bad* per se, it's just one of the stranger names out there. Certainly more creative than e-this and i-that and -r suffixing.

Friday, September 7, 2007

No Sxoop for you!


Just looking at the name is headache-inducing. How can you possibly pronounce a name starting with that consonant cluster (Sx-) ?

I guess you can take the X as silent, and pronounce it as "soup" or "zoop."

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Are their products bottom-grade?


Hynix, is this some weird variation on Unix? No, it's a semiconductor company.

You gotta wonder if the quality lives up to (or should I say, down to?) their name.