It's literally crap! ~ Bad Product Names

Monday, February 18, 2008

It's literally crap!

Poolife
Here we have Poolife, a company that sells pool cleaning products.
Seen anything wrong yet? Have you parsed the named as POO LIFE thanks to a missing L?

This especially hurts for such a product since the name now has a negative connotation (you don't want 'crap' in your pool!) and many will read it like the way described above. It certainly wouldn't hurt to double up on the L in the name...


119 comments:

Joel Mielke said...

Give 'em L, John.

Anonymous said...

The contrast between the product name and the tagline is "brilliant."

Anonymous said...

Where did the name come from?Who came up with the idea?Very creative..;)

Anonymous said...

That name is terrible but also funny. I wonder how much the name has harmed their business...

Anonymous said...

I found it funny..it's better with L,though!!

Anonymous said...

This reminds me of the old Jasper Carrot tv commercial programs where you'd have a Swedish product called FannyChocs or something!
Excellent find though!

Anonymous said...

That's amazing! if I had a pool i'd definitely buy it. Probably wouldn't use it though...

Anonymous said...

somebody please give back the L..it is attractive is some way though..:)

Anonymous said...

give back the L!!!hehe.who hide it eh>?

Anonymous said...

Oh my god, this name bring a great harm to the company I guess. Anyway this is really funny name.

Anonymous said...

Talk about poor marketing strategy! This does not make me want to buy your product for my pool.

Anonymous said...

I hope nobody was paid to come up with that name.

Anonymous said...

Its amazing how nobody thought this name would be a bad idea.

Anonymous said...

That's amazing!
Someone from marketing needs to get fired...

Anonymous said...

Who will keep the P out of pool?

Anonymous said...

Hahaaha.

That's the best name that they can found

Anonymous said...

Poo Life? lolol Kind of catchy actually.

:O)

Anonymous said...

But what if it were an insurance company run by Christopher Robin and Co?

That would work.

Anonymous said...

Is there also a sign that say's - Don't poo in uors and we won't poo in yours!

george_blue said...

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Anonymous said...

that's hilarious!! they must have thought really hard to come up with a domain name like this

Anonymous said...

Poo in the pool? How grosse!! lol Very funny name.

Anonymous said...

I remember seeing poo in a pool once when I was a kid. Not a pretty sight! Horrible name btw.

Anonymous said...

Yeah Right the P word without the L is literally crap and they should have spelled it with a double L. Maybe they intended to spell it with a single L to gain attention, but it was quite a gross controversy.

But actually the first time i read it, I thought it was an insurance company advertisement.


john simon

Anonymous said...

Actually some time when other make fun of your name it is some kind of advertisement also. But I am not saying that it is good or bad advertisement. It really depends.

Anonymous said...

Just when you think it can't be funnier then this. POO Life comes to the rescue. They are destined to fail with that name:) It is just poo :)

Anonymous said...

They really do have products with this brand name:

http://www.archchemicals.com/Fed/POOLIFE

I doubt they had a marketing professional come up with that brand name.

Anonymous said...

And to think I was worried about the pee in pool! Hee hee!!

Anonymous said...

lol... nice.

Has it actually worked for them, or has it been more counter-productive?


Adam
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Anonymous said...

It is incredible that people would make that kind of mistakes and release that publicity knowing that would be eaten in a few seconds.

Anonymous said...

deary me! maybe it was just a really clever marketing ploy to get noticed ;)

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Anonymous said...

Wow. I wonder if they thought they were being clever by leaving out the L. Ha ha.

Anonymous said...

"The most brilliant clean ever seen". When I look at my poolife, it's anything but clean.

Anonymous said...

Is "brilliant"

Anonymous said...

To the untrained eye, it may not be noticeable!

Anonymous said...

Wow, i wonder if they knew about it when they created the name ;)

Anonymous said...

At least they are getting some PR, don´t they :-)

Anonymous said...

ergh..poo life really dredges up some unpleasant images. Maybe They should run that scene from caddy shack where bill murray tosses the candy bar in the pool as their promotional campaign.

Anonymous said...

Maybe they should change their business and start cleaning poo from pools.

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tam - australia said...

LOL!! You have to laugh, can't believe no one saw it!

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you check out the tagline? the most brilliant clean ever seen. rofl

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Woooowwww.... worst name ever lol.

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Here's some more real URLs...

www.poo-soft.com (Tech site)

www.poo.sk (Swedish music site)

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Haha, that's fantastic. Really enjoying reading your blog. It's giving me a good chuckle on this rainy day!

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I thought it was an adult site about nasty things :)

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LOL. please i need de L again!!!

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hahahaha, very funny. what about the "L"?

Tea said...

I think that this is a great name because it sounds very bad and on this way it attractes the attention of potential users of this service.

Tea said...

I think that this is a great name because it sounds very bad and on this way it attractes the attention of potential users of this service.

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Drew said...

I'd have to be on a huge drug abuse binge to have a job cleaning pee pee and poo poo out of a pool.

Medical Jobs Australia said...

They would have used a dash - in the middle of the domain name and that could have made it nicer.

DogHead said...

I bet they thought they were being real slick. Yeah right! They must have noticed that the POO stands out so much ?!

Change My Mind said...

The name really does say it all! lol

Simply Ridiculous said...

There was a tagline for a pen ad.. "Pen is mightier than a sword".. it read as "Pen is".. This one was a big F**k up.

DLB said...

How dumb do you have to be to forget an "L"?

Tours of Krakow said...

This one is great really. I'm ROFLMAO! But thanks for putting these all in a blog because only here can you see just how many stupid people there are.

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I guess if you are looking for a dirty pool then there ya go.

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Funny Mom Blog said...

LOL that is HYSTERICAl. I love funny signs and strange company names.

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Kirk said...

what's wrong with having a life of poo? sounds fun, may be a bit unsanitary and ill smelling but it could be fun... maybe not..

SCIslandCommunity said...

All I can say is...Ha. Imagine probably the time someone took to come up with that name and logo and thought they had done a jam up job..and all they got is a life of poo!

Resa Fast said...

How this can go live is a mystery to me.

strange people said...

Just makes me think of swimming around in a pool full of poo. Some life that is!

Mark said...

Where did the name come from

Mark said...

Give 'em L, John.

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They would have used a dash - in the middle of the domain name and that could have made it nicer.

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Yeah Right the P word without the L is literally crap and they should have spelled it with a double L. Maybe they intended to spell it with a single L to gain attention, but it was quite a gross controversy

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Joseph Mancia said...

WOW! POOLIFE
Sounds like a tale in the life of winnie the poo hay where did the H go in pooh? that darn H, it most of ran off again.

vize said...

wonder how much the name has harmed their

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Swedish product called FannyChocs or something!
Excellent find though!

nile cruise said...

POOLIFE! a great name. i think i will try these products.

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somebody please give back the L

mujer said...

Talk about poor marketing strategy

bojan said...

what a crap

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I think that this is a great name because it sounds very bad and on this way it attractes the attention of potential users of this service.

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Very creative..;)

viajar said...

I found it funny.

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can't believe no one saw it!

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Will said...

Oh my gosh this is too funny!

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contrast between the product name and the

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I hear their service is shitty.

Seriously WTF said...

Hahahahah Poo Life? This one is awesome. I can't believe that nobody saw a problem with this!

Astroboy said...

Hey! Is it a coincidence that you posted publiSHIT.com next? LoL.

rachel said...

Don't poo in uors and we won't poo in yours!

rachel

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This reminds me of the old Jasper Carrot tv commercial programs where you'd have a Swedish product called FannyChocs or something!

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Jua,jua,aua,What a mistake.I never buy something of this company, when I'm going to swimin my pool...well, I think I never be able tu enter it,je,je

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Unknown said...

Maybe they intended to spell it with a single L to gain attention, but it was quite a gross controversy.

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It's like the logo is floating along, just like...oh I can't.

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Mama said...

I had a serious chuckle when I saw that name... I mean, seriously - POO life? lol!

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matt said...

Till I read they were a pool company I was thinking maybe it was a colon cleaner lol

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Oh poo-leeze... Somebody call the poo-lice. I'm seeking poo-nitive damages.

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It's a hard knock life... for POO.

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Just a dash in between the URL could help so many of these unfortunately named sites!

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