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Not a good Valentine's Day gift: Fat Pig Chocolate

Unless you want to break up with her, this is not a good gift…








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Would you want to work in the "Harry Baals" building?

A former Indiana mayor who won four terms in the 1930s and 1950s is proving less popular with modern-day city leaders, who say they probably won’t name a new government center for him because of the jokes his moniker could inspire. Harry Baals is the runaway favorite in online voting to name the new building […]








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Announcing the worst brand name of 2010…

Putting the “wow” in bad spelling and impossible pronunciation, is Shwowp, Eat My Words’ Head Scratcher of the Year Winner for the worst brand name of 2010. It was a heated competition with other contenders including Retardex Toothpaste (need we say more), Morongo Casino (where ‘morons go’ to gamble?), and iSwipe (say it out loud). […]








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Wet your whistle with Pee Cola

Thankfully Pee Cola from Ghana is actually cola (and cola colored) and not a Mountain Dew knock off. Best served at room temperature. Thirst quenching? No. Hilarious? Yes!








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Homo Milk. "Every drop delicious."

A Canadian product named Homo Milk is just WRONG. Equally disturbing is the suggestive photo of the innocent young boy pictured drinking it on the Island Farms website, especially with the provocative tagline, “Every drop delicious.” Are you serious, Canada?








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This name makes me want to reach for the barf bag

Advertised on the back of a headrest is “Gold Embryo Corn Oil.” I’m not sure which Chinese airline this was on, but I do know the next time I’m in Shanghai, I won’t eat anything fried. Thanks to Risa Dimacali for sending this in and to her husband who wisely took a photo of it, […]








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Vote for the worst brand name of the year in our catty Headscratcher Contest

Vote for the worst brand name of 2009 in our third annual Headscratcher of the Year contest. Past winners include Xobni and Shryk. How can you tell if a name sucks? It’s hard to spell, pronounce, decipher, meaningless to the audience, void of emotion, a copycat, or just gives you the heebie jeebies. (See the […]








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You would have to be really thirsty to drink this…

A photo submitted from our pal Rich Binell of Get Rich Quick!








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Marketing gurus re-name pollack to boost sales… and call it COLIN

Thanks to Kitchen Sink fan Igal Gabbay for alerting us to the latest naming disaster from the nitwit Brits…Marketing gurus re-name pollack to boost sales… and call it COLIN from the salacious tabloid, The Daily MailBy Sean Poulter06th April 2009 When the marketing experts at Sainsbury’s sat down to the task of trying to boost […]








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Brooklyn Restaurant’s Name Hits a Sour Note

From the New York Times… By KAREEM FAHIM Published: April 3, 2009 To the list of lofty names that glamorize the city’s fried chicken stands, like Crown, Royal and Kennedy, one Brooklyn restaurant owner decided to add another: Obama. From the restaurant’s perspective, the name change grew out of pride in the new president and […]








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Someone should be jailed for this frightful name: Child Predator Hands

Thanks to Lenny Raymond for tipping us of to this frightening name:Child Predator Hands From the product description…Predators are hunters who look for trophies of other dangerous species for sport such as humans and other aliens. This latex Predator Hands costume product has metal look gauntlets and knife details. Add this to your child’s Predator […]








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A not very lady-like name…

Another bad name submitted by my friend, humor columnist Mary Hanna… unbelievably, this company is owned by 3 women.








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I am not making this up!

My friend, humor columnist Mary Hanna sent me this photo of a new lens cleaner that she spotted. Mary reports that she asked the clerk why they called the product “Cat Crap” and the clerk said, “Well, it made you look at it!”








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The onomatopoeia for a phlegmy cough

Mik was in the hippie health section of the grocery store yesterday and came across this Head Scratcher, Umcka. I believe “umcka” is the sound one makes when trying to clear phlegm from their throat, making this irritating name an onomatopoeia, or what is also called imitative harmony (or in this case, an irritative harmony). […]








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Tender, Juicy Obama Fingers Hit the Shelves

Our friend and fellow namer Anthony Shore tipped us off to this unfortunately-named new product, as reported in the dishy German blog Spiegel Online International:Tender, Juicy Obama Fingers Hit the ShelvesBy Charles HawleyA German frozen food company hopes to raise sales with a new product: Obama fingers. The tender, fried chicken bits come with a […]








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