Poorly thought out, unintentionally hilarious / offensive product names!

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  1. Jupiter

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    Japan is packed with these, because they love to have English on their signs.

    There used to be a little micro-mini van called "Joy Pop".

    I used to live by an apartment building that had "Palace Smell" emblazoned across the front.

    Kyoto also has a greengrocer's called "Fruits Nose".

    A few days ago I saw a fella on a bike with a wicked black leather jacket with YELLOW CORN embroidered on the back. I'm not sure if that was a brand name or not...
     
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    Looks like Ollie's Bargain Outlet...
     
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    Ding ding ding... we have a winner!
     
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    Don't tell me you guys don't remember Dick Assman from Late Nite w/ David Letterman.

     
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    Out in Tokyo, my kids noticed the jacket of the fellow walking in front of us proudly announced "The Teeny Weenie Club". I guess it must be a support group :lol:
     
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    “San” is used for any adult, male (eg “Shige-san”) or female (eg “Hiroko-san”). It’s polite.

    “Chan” or “kun” are used for kids. “Chan” can be used for boys or girls, but “kun” is generally for boys only.

    “Sama” is for adults of higher station. The owner of your company would be “Tanaka-sama.”

    Japanese is a very confusing language.
     
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    There’s a chain of pizza delivery places called Strawberry Cones. No strawberries, no ice cream. But, corn pizza. You figure it out!
     
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    Also from Japan: Pocari Sweat sports drink and Creep non-dairy coffee creamer. No kidding!
     
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    In Quebec, common curse words are based around the church. They say things like tabarnak and esti as a sort of analogue to english words like damn and ****. Buick released a sedan in Canada called LaCrosse. A sport for us English speakers and a, well, ahem, a sport for the Francophones. But a kind of a solo sport. Only it's not a sport at all, its more of a spurt.
     
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    Hey, it’s Creap, with an "a", and it’s short for Creamy Powder. We’re not TOTAL savages! :D
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    Osti? (Host)
     
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    Too expensive for me. No doubt I'd only take it out infrequently, hold it awkwardly, and embarrass myself with my clumsy down home fingering. Ultimately it would go to some other poor schmuck and I'd count myself lucky despite losing half my investment.
     
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    The 80's band, Let's Active supposedly got their name from a Japanese t-shirt.
     
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    I’ve seen things on t-shirts that would curl your hair.

    One year we took a bunch of 10th graders to summer camp, and one of the girls was wearing a t-shirt that said "Take me to heaven with your b**w j*b" (but without the asterisks). One of the female teachers had to explain to her what it meant and why it was inappropriate for a school camp. She was pretty mortified, but I’ve seen celebrities wearing stuff just as bad on TV...
     
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    My mom had Ayds. I remember it clearly, and I always wanted Ayds also but she wouldn't let me have it. They looked like a box of caramel squares.
     
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    Hey, it was late and I was tired! :D

    My mother-in-law loves that stuff. The first time I saw it on the breakfast table, I laughed. Now, I don't even notice it anymore.
     
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    In Japan mascots are common. These are usually cartoon-character looking things, often made into costumes. The least-senior person in the department has put on the costume and pose for photos in shopping centers and near train stations.

    A few years ago an appliance company came with an egg-shaped mascot with little wings called “Fukuppy” (you can google the image). In Japanese the pronunciation is “foo-koo-pee,” but the English pronunciation is, well, you can figure it out yourself. After an outpouring of ridicule from those who knew some English, mascot was quickly abandoned, and the poor guy who came up with it was probably sent to the company’s “rubber room.”
     
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    Here's an abbreviated section of John Oliver's show on Japanese Mascots. LOL.

     
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