9 of the worst product names ever

What were they thinking? From candy to shoes to toys, these names will make you cringe.

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May 17, 2013 8:34PM
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When I was a manager at IHOP a customer thought "Buckwheat Pancakes" was a racial slur, not realizing that Buckwheat flour was around long before the boy on "The Little Rascals".  I tried to explain what buckwheat was, but it all went south.
May 17, 2013 6:44PM
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The term "Oreo" was coined by black people, referring to another black person "acting" white (whatever that means).  I have lived in the South where there was "racism" within the black community by blacks against other blacks whose skin was lighter.  Talk about ridiculous.
May 16, 2013 9:20PM
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You forgot the Chevrolet Nova (No Va:  Spanish for "Doesn't Go", the best quality in a car).
May 17, 2013 8:08PM
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How about the Sutter Home white zinfandel wine in a box called " The Little Pink Box"?

May 18, 2013 10:50PM
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How can you call Ayds a bad name when it was coined years before the disease AIDs was recognized?  That's like saying all the old songs using the word "gay" for "happy" were confusingly written.  (It was a great term, too bad it had to be acquisitioned to refer to homosexuality).



May 17, 2013 7:07PM
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A "black & tan" is also a 'coon dog.

 

oops...did I say that?

May 17, 2013 10:35PM
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Black & Tan also refers to Doberman Pinchers, also Rottweiler's, isn't there also Black & Tan Hounds?
May 20, 2013 7:34AM
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Just did this same article a few weeks ago. Recycling?
May 17, 2013 7:06PM
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Isn't a dark and tan guinness and bass ale?
May 20, 2013 8:15AM
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I'm not sure, but I think "Nads" the hair removing sugar from Australia could possibly be the worst and tackiest name for a product.  Someone should have told this woman before she released the product that she may wish to call it Natalie's (the product was called Nads which was her daughter Natalie's nickname) and explained to her the connotations of the term "Nads" in the US.  I think if she had realized that that Nads is the American equivalent to "Bullocks" she may have considered renaming it for release in the US.
May 20, 2013 6:19AM
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I'm gonna sit around and wait to see if people try to pull a rainbow from the sky because the queers have taken it over.
May 20, 2013 10:47AM
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Yet another stupid article of nonsense. There's nothing wrong with any of these names when referring to these products unless you're a whiny cunnt looking for something to bitch about. I would be more than willing to say that 99.999999% of people who bought these products didn't know of their alternate meanings and/or couldn't possibly have cared less even if they did.

 I guess the moral of this article is that if you're looking for some kind of deeper meaning/problem with something that is supposed to be simple, as in this case, then you will eventually find one. (and complain about it)
May 17, 2013 9:15PM
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It's not really the name "siri,"  it's the way the Japanese pronounce it. "Shiri" is the Japanese word for buttocks, and that's how they'd pronounce "siri."
May 20, 2013 10:44AM
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this is the exact same story with the same pictures from not too long ago.  Way to go MSN  you even reuse your own work.
May 17, 2013 10:03PM
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Oreo in the South means two blacks and a white in the middle Oreo Barbie! I also thought that this was a new cookie shaped like , well you know, Barbie! They already have Goldfish and Teddy Grahams, Pebble cereal, and they even have a dog biscuit named Scooby Snacks. They had GI Joe candy here awhile back. I haven't seen that one in awhile. Of course, since I don't have preteen, then I wouldn't know.  However, all in all, there are a lot of products on the shelf that just needs to go away.

I spent $60.00 today on four small bags of groceries. I didn't need much. I bought two times this much two weeks ago for the same price. Why doesn't grocery stores just sale the basics and bring down the prices so regular people can enjoy their meals?

It is like Wal-Mart, they get you to try something new and you go back to get some more. What do they do? They either don't have it as advertised or that show doesn't carry that product anymore. Then you end up with something you really didn't want to find out later that the product you wanted, they had but somewhere else.

I done rambling.

May 20, 2013 7:13AM
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Why didn't the McWrap make the list?
May 20, 2013 10:09AM
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I'm still laughing over "Chevrolet".
May 20, 2013 12:25PM
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i hate how you have to be "politically right" in all the terms now. its not that I don't care, but some people are just too damn sensitive. grow up people!
May 20, 2013 10:55AM
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I think the most appalling name was the drug for morning after sex to prevent or get rid of unwanted pregnancy. In the bar world employees used the code 86 as in "86 the guy at the end of the bar" meaning to put him out. The pill is called RU486 which looks like "Are you for 86"?
May 20, 2013 11:29AM
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Hey MSN how ya doin.  Listen MSN you really need to stop recycling these articles.  I read this exact article what maybe 3 months ago... maybe less than that idk.  Has it been a slow news week? Are you trying to save money?  People lose interest when you fail to bring them new content.

 

I'm just saying is all.

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