What's in a Name?

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  1. Andrew W

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    Why is it that two of the largest concrete boom truck companies in America have really stupid names?

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    What about The Erection Company, a construction company in Seattle whose slogan is, "We always get it up."

    I also remember training a newbie when I was working at an answering service, and the controversy that ensued with the call the newbie took from "Bullshit Inc."

    No kidding, that was actually a real company! We were laughing pretty hard at this, and the CEO of the answering service, who was also doing a stint as office manager came over to find out what was so funny. I had listened in on the call, and the newbie had asked the caller several times to repeat the company name, to make sure she had it right. The CEO paled, because we were not being wiseacres, but she didn't want us to use such "strong language" on a message to the customer we were taking the message for, so we had to compromise, and listed the company name as B.S. Inc.
     
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    The Erection Company - that's pretty ballsy, out there and in your face. [​IMG]
     
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    There's an alcohol distributor near my workplace called "Drink Unlimited Inc." - abbreviated: D.U.I.
     
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    Until recently, the Texas Department on Aging (state agency that helps old folks) called themselves the DOA. I guess they were preparing their clients for the inevitable.
     
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    Faced with the need to patch up our aging facilities, the executive leaders of my agency put together the Building Rennovation Action Team or BRAT. Given the amount of childish squabbling over the amount of space assigned to different departments, private offices vs. cubicles, windows, etc., I consider the name an inspired and wholly appropriate choice. [​IMG]

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    My wife and I were in Jo-Ann's Fabric yesterday, and she walked up to me laughing, with a phallic shaped package in her hands with the brand name "Stiffy" on it. I'm not sure what the product actually was.

    Then there is the ever popular Massachusetts liquor store, "Bunghole Liquors".
     
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