Tasty Tidbits from the past week…

Posted by Alexandra Watkins on October 9, 2008

Choking HazardSometimes we find juicy news not worthy of a full blog post, yet too darn good to not share with you. These “Tasty Tidbits” are digestible bites of news about new names and the naming industry and what we think of them here at Eat My Words. Bon Appetit!

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A new government acronym is born. Mccain

Watch politicians for the next decade talk about EESA, or the… Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008. This 3 page, then 110 page and now 451 page document spells out how the $700 billion will be spent. We are geeks and read it. What is interesting is that everything past page 113 are extras having nothing to do with the bailout. We especially love the addition at the bottom of page 300 (Sec 505: Exemption From Excise Tax For Certain Wooden Arrows Designed For Use By Children).

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Palinwink Sarah Palin apparently thinks David D. McKiernan, the current Commander of the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan is in fact George Brinton McClellan a major general for the Union army during the American Civil War.

Also loved when she called her opponent O’Biden. One heartbeat away, you betcha!

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Virgin Airlines wusses out and names their airline experience Airphoria.

AirphoriaWe get it, you get euphoric while you are in the air. Why not just use the real word? Lame.

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We love House. In this week’s episode, the patient du jour was having a reaction to three unnamed clinical trial drugs he was taking as a guinea pig. House wanted to give the medications a name so he based them on his three minions. The names of the medicines were, Bisexidrine, Cuckoldisol and WorldSorestKneesisil. Watch the episode, it’ll make sense then.

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Here is the Namethis.com lame name of the week:

This week we have a tie:

For “a gym which have been in operation for some time in Sunshine Coast are looking to change names and change business direction to become more of a boutique personal training studio than a gym.”

The winner is Mevolutionfitness.com. The client has not snapped this winner up as of 2:37AM 10-04-08

a Global Lifestyle Hotel that is Unconventional, Transgenerational, Social, Eclectic, Sexy -but not obviously so.”

The winner is Communinnty.com. The client has not snapped this winner up as of 2:37AM 10-04-08

Last week’s fav, “Pixelouvre.com“, is also still available.

According to the website they have “rewarded” $20,670 to their crowdsource community to date. Since they “reward” 80% of their income, that means Namethis.com’s gross profit is $5,176.50 for the four months they have been active. That equates to $1,291.88 per month. From this they have to cover all payroll, rent, latte’s, antacid, cell phone charges to their VC investors explaining how $1,291.88 a month before expenses is an adequate return on their $3,000,000 investment, aspirin, therapist fees, thesaurus to come up with new terms for “start up phase” and Internet access to Monster.com for searching for their next job.

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