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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I must confess that truuconfessions is a truuly dreadful name.

Regular Kitchen Sink contributor Robin Wolaner of TeeBeeDee tipped us off to this truuly dreadful name, truuconfessions, which was clearly the result of someone thinking they were being clever by snagging the domain name for $9.95 on GoDaddy. (The correct spelling, is parked – why not just pony up the money and save yourselves […]

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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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Two Mo' Eye Sore Head Scratchers

A newspaper in South Santa Clara, California has created a web design company called ISOARS. Ouch. What’s really a shame is they actually have some nice looking web design and a playful personality. But their name is an eye sore and no one wants to have a site that makes their eyes hurt. I mean […]

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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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Open Source – say it outloud – yikes!

Open Source sounds like Open Sores. Ouch!

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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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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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Beaner's Coffee House takes the heat and changes name

We’re naming a coffee company this week, and I came across this article about an unfortunate name. Yikes! Changing coffee house’s name was ‘right thing to do,’ says Biggby CEO Posted by Erin Albanese | The Grand Rapids Press June 26, 2008 22:02PM GRAND RAPIDS — Biggby Coffee CEO and co-founder Bob Fish chalks up […]

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