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Itchy New Head Scratchers

Here are the latest Head Scratcher inductees into our Name Shame Hall of Fame. Each name violates one or more rules of good naming and is hard to spell, pronounce, remember, meaningless or just doggone annoying. IN A CATEGORY ALL ITS OWN: Doggie DiaperPoochie PantsTinkle TrousersPeepersBitch Britches RANDOM NAMES: Quantum of Solace (The next James […]



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Bad Names That Make Us Insane

Here are the first 2008 inductees into the Eat My Words Name Shame Hall of Fame™, including some repeat offenders. Each name is eligible to win our #1 Head Scratcher™ award at the end of the year. Thanks to all of you who sent in suggestions. Keep them coming and we’ll post more soon. (Send […]



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Submit your most irksome Head Scratcher™ for the Name Shame Hall of Fame™

What can you do when a product or company name makes you cringe, scratch your head, roll you eyes, or queasy? Submit it to the Name Shame Hall of Fame™, the official list of “bad names” compiled by Eat My Words. Name will be posted here weekly and we’ll vote for the #1 Head Scratcher […]



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Newly Minted Tagline for Chocolatemint Water

We’re huge fans of Metromint, so we were thrilled when they tapped Eat My Words to create a multi-purpose tagline for their new Chocolatemint water. But how would it taste? (Considering some people think Metromint tastes like mouthwash, we weren’t sure what to expect.) Luckily, Alexandra was immediately hooked. It’s simply magical, which is what […]



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Ghana: Heaven for Namers

Before I went to Ghana, I had read that I could expect to see the country’s passion for Jesus reflected in the names of their businesses, but I didn’t expect 75% of shop names to have some kind of religious reference. Some of the more unusual names included included Blood of Christ Restaurant, Holy Canteen, […]



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Where's a McDonald's when you need one?

Some of the more interesting food names in Ghana…



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Back from Ghana with a new name: Borley Atiaku

Little did I know when we booked our trip to Ghana and requested to take part in an African naming ceremony ($125 per person), that it would be a serious all-day affair that the entire village showed up for! We were adopted into the Royal Borketey Larweh family of the Ga tribe. My Ga name […]



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The secret to pearly whites

We think Pray would make a great name for a home pregnancy test, but in Ghana, it’s a brand of toothpaste. I picked up a tube and have it at the office if you want to come by and see that it is indeed for real. Ghanaian’s do have incredibly white teeth, but their secret […]



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FrightAll Wacky Package Flashback

This sign in Ghana for frightfully named Frytol cooking oil reminded me of Wacky Packages, the collectable 70s trading cards featuring parodies of consumer products.



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