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More client love for Eat My Words

We recently renamed a coffee company with what is our most merchandisable name since Spoon Me. We can’t let the name out of the bean bag yet, but in the meantime, here’s a gushing testimonial from the client, Pete…As a startup company, it was important for the Second Chance Coffee Company to find a professional […]



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OpenTable Dishes Up Appetizing Conference Room Names

Kudos to restaurant reservation company OpenTable (my favorite free service) for having a contest to name their conference rooms. Out of 51 entries, the winning theme was “fictitious restaurants or cafes from TV shows.” Congrats to Julie Hall, the clever employee whose prize is a slick new TV. (How fitting!) Now people can say, “Let’s […]



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Open Source – say it outloud – yikes!

Open Source sounds like Open Sores. Ouch!



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Name the baby gorilla – his father will pick the winner.

The San Francisco Zoo is having a contest to name their new baby gorilla. Get this – the father of the infant, Oscar Jonesy, a dominant silverback gorilla, will choose the winner by selecting one of five colored bamboo sticks. I am not making this up. From the website. “A panel of judges appointed by […]



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Announcing the worst name of 2008

What happens when software engineers drink and play Scrabble?Thanks to all of you who voted in the 2008 Head Scratcher “worst name of the year” contest. This cheeky annual award, created by naming firm Eat My Words (that would be us), is inspired by our no-brainer philosophy, “A name should make you smile, instead of […]



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Radisson Blu It

We are all for name changes. In fact we encourage it, in many cases. However, this one from Radisson is odd. First take a look at this from their website: “As time goes by, your much loved Radisson SAS Hotels & Resorts will change their name to Radisson Blu. This is not a revolution but […]



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Wake up and smell the Amsterdam Coffee House.

An article in today’s Wall Street Journal talks about fragrance trends in consumer cleaning products. The scents of pine forests and lemon groves have been upped by “a wildly varied bouquet” including mandarin-lime detergent, lavender vanilla disinfectant and eucalyptus mint toilet bowl cleaners. Although we can’t find any mention of it online, the article says […]



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No Snickering: That Road Sign Means Something Else

The “Butt” in this road, in South Yorkshire, probably refers to a container for collecting water.We recently found this in the Europe edition of The New York Times… No Snickering: That Road Sign Means Something Else By SARAH LYALLPublished: January 22, 2009CRAPSTONE, England — When ordering things by telephone, Stewart Pearce tends to take a […]



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