Gothic.net News Horror Gothic Lifestyle Fiction Movies Books and Literature Dark TV VIP Horror Professionals Professional Writing Tips Links Gothic Forum




Go Back   Gothic.net Community > Boards > Whining

Whining This forum is for general whining. Please post all suicide threats, complaints about significant others, and statements about how unfair school is to this board.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 12-03-2006, 07:48 PM   #1
LaBelleDameSansMerci
 
LaBelleDameSansMerci's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: elsewhere
Posts: 2,024
Cheekily Misspelled Product Names

Is it just me, or do other people get pissed off by deliberately misspelled product names? It's like they're TRYING to make people illiterate, or pander to people who are too dumb to spell it in the first place. "Hey, we're stupid, just like you!" or "Hey, we're even dumber than you!" Some examples of products I've seen with misspelled names are "Rice Krispies" (though that's not as bad for me because I grew up with them), "Double Stuf Oreos," and "Reddi-Bilt" barbeques. The barbecues are the worst, since they're completely misspelled and I had to walk by them every day at work, and they were glaringly obvious. Put me in a bad mood all day. If I was Prime Minister, I'd make a law against such misspelling.
__________________
Twinkle, twinkle, little bat
How I wonder where you're at.
Up above the world you fly
Like a tea-tray in the sky.

LaBelleDameSansMerci is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2006, 08:05 PM   #2
Pyre
 
Pyre's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Athens, GA
Posts: 1,696
Blog Entries: 1
It's a government conspiracy. End this now or they will silence you. . .
__________________
"Don't ever let anybody teach you to think, Lance: it is the curse of the world." - King Arthur in T.H. White's The Once And Future King

"Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you" The Bible (Matthew 7:12)
Pyre is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2006, 08:27 PM   #3
PersephoneX
 
PersephoneX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: With the Zombies
Posts: 2,208
o.O...um, wow...you blew my mind with this one...
__________________
It's not so much the pain
It's more the actual knife
Pretending the picture is perfect
I cut myself to sleep
I close my eyes for a second
And curse my fragile soul
I scream to hide that I'm lonely
The echo calls my name

*ANIMAL CRACKERS*

http://www.myspace.com/persephone_x
PersephoneX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2006, 08:37 PM   #4
LaBelleDameSansMerci
 
LaBelleDameSansMerci's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: elsewhere
Posts: 2,024
Sorry... :S Or is it a good thing? Why'd I blow your mind?

Does anyone else know of any other misspelled product names?
__________________
Twinkle, twinkle, little bat
How I wonder where you're at.
Up above the world you fly
Like a tea-tray in the sky.

LaBelleDameSansMerci is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2006, 09:11 PM   #5
BlackButterfly
 
BlackButterfly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: the eternal suburbs
Posts: 654
It's done for a few reasons, most of them due to marketing and legalities:

1) To make a name more memorable (hey--even if it pissed you off, you remembered it, right?)

2) The alternate, correctly-spelled name was already copyrighted/trademarked by another company

3) The alternate, correctly-spelled name sounds generic/boring

4) (insert other reasons that I don't know/can't think of right now because it's late...)

...but am I making any sense?
__________________
According to an article in USA Today, children from single parent homes have much better verbal skills than children from two parent homes. However, children from two parent homes are far superior at bitterly sarcastic repertoire.

I'd love to see crowds of kids running away from a greased naked guy with Jesus hair.--
c130
BlackButterfly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2006, 09:18 PM   #6
Crying_Crimson_Tears
 
Crying_Crimson_Tears's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: The Icy Forest of New England
Posts: 2,535
BB you made sense. I don't really care. Sometimes I think that the misspellings can be cute sometimes.

*Runs off before she gets smacked*
__________________
"Tigers love pepper, they hate cinnamon."

-Zach Galifianakis
Crying_Crimson_Tears is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2006, 09:23 PM   #7
om3gag0th666
 
om3gag0th666's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 240
Misspellings deserve a swift death.
om3gag0th666 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2006, 09:30 PM   #8
Godslayer Jillian
 
Godslayer Jillian's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: El Paso, Texas/ Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua
Posts: 9,203
We have to give misspellings some credit.
If it were not for misspellings, I don't think Shakespeare would have coined the word weird.
__________________
"No theory, no ready-made system, no book that has ever been written will save the world.

I cleave to no system. I am a true seeker."
-Mikhail Bakunin

Quote:
Originally Posted by George Carlin
People who say they don’t care what people think are usually desperate to have people think they don’t care what people think.
Godslayer Jillian is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2006, 09:43 PM   #9
om3gag0th666
 
om3gag0th666's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 240
Who cares if it defies the rules? Shakespeare also coined 'alone.'

Still, misspellings are not all bad, we get variants that way, and that's how langauge evolves. Bad spellings are just a good example of memetics.
om3gag0th666 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2006, 10:37 PM   #10
roserougesang
 
roserougesang's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Down ze wabbit hole
Posts: 752
I'm really confused now. XP

Quote:
Originally Posted by om3gag0th666
Misspellings deserve a swift death.
Then.....
Quote:
Originally Posted by om3gag0th666
Still, misspellings are not all bad, we get variants that way, and that's how langauge evolves. Bad spellings are just a good example of memetics.
Which one is your genuine opinion?
__________________
O loneliness, O hopelessness
To search the ends of time,
For there is in all the world
No greater love than mine.
-Annie Lennox, Love Song For A Vampire-

Rouge Z. Hatter has FINALLY returned to Gnet!
roserougesang is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-2006, 03:38 AM   #11
gnulinuxman
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by om3gag0th666
Misspellings deserve a swift death.
And how do you inteld to kill words?
Quote:
Originally Posted by om3gag0th666
Who cares if it defies the rules? Shakespeare also coined 'alone.'

Still, misspellings are not all bad, we get variants that way, and that's how langauge evolves. Bad spellings are just a good example of memetics.
Oh, OK, never mind. I guess that plan is canceled... *laughs*
gnulinuxman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-2006, 08:41 AM   #12
Crying_Crimson_Tears
 
Crying_Crimson_Tears's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: The Icy Forest of New England
Posts: 2,535
Some misspellings do deserve a swift death, some are okay. I mean without them, where would the English language be??? We'd still be speaking Ye Olde English.
__________________
"Tigers love pepper, they hate cinnamon."

-Zach Galifianakis
Crying_Crimson_Tears is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2006, 06:32 PM   #13
BlackButterfly
 
BlackButterfly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: the eternal suburbs
Posts: 654
Yeah, haha, and spelling "old" with that damned "e"!

A lot of the misspellings that have evolved languages tend to come from actually mis-hearing a foreign word and then saying it incorrectly. American English, for one, has TONS of them, although for some reason I am drawing nothing but blanks right now, damn my eyes... it's probably because I'm hungry. ::wanders off to fridge::
__________________
According to an article in USA Today, children from single parent homes have much better verbal skills than children from two parent homes. However, children from two parent homes are far superior at bitterly sarcastic repertoire.

I'd love to see crowds of kids running away from a greased naked guy with Jesus hair.--
c130
BlackButterfly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-28-2006, 12:27 PM   #14
SKot
 
SKot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Portland, Oregon
Posts: 140
One thing is for sure:

Anything that spells 'Kwality' with a 'K' is definitely top notch, no doubt about it.

--SKot
SKot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-28-2006, 04:14 PM   #15
Mir
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 3,359
Quote:
Originally Posted by gnulinuxman
And how do you inteld to kill words?Oh, OK, never mind. I guess that plan is canceled... *laughs*

hahaha. Awesome.
Mir is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-28-2006, 04:29 PM   #16
Graveyard.Crow
 
Graveyard.Crow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Canada, BC
Posts: 1,949
It is to make you remember it. In fact I went through a magazine test ones. They told me to look through a few pages and look at some ads. Then they told me which one did I remember. I named one and they showed me that the picture for the add actually had some weird abnormality that I didn't notice but it made it stick in my mind. The woman in the add had 6 fingers.
__________________
Better to be strong than pretty and useless
Graveyard.Crow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2007, 03:32 AM   #17
Clockwork
 
Clockwork's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Washington
Posts: 1,092
Myes, I've heard of that ad trick - adding something abnormal so it sticks in your mind when you skim past it. Really is clever, in a creepy way <_<

But oh. Misspelled product names. How I detest them. Especially the c's being substituted with k's, "olde" spellings, dropping the E in extreme, and of course the obligatory backwards facing S or N for products aimed at young children. It's so gimmicky I want to smash those things to bits with mine olde mallet.
__________________
No.
Clockwork is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2007, 04:27 AM   #18
maggot
 
maggot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 3,421
You bumped an ancient thread, that's a no-no. :P


But while I'm here, I have to say: Never insult the c/k substitution or I will attack you. And it will hurt. =O
__________________
You ain't no punk, you punk; you wanna talk about the real junk?
maggot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2007, 09:37 AM   #19
Godslayer Jillian
 
Godslayer Jillian's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: El Paso, Texas/ Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua
Posts: 9,203
Haha, it's only a no-no when one has not much to say about it.
__________________
"No theory, no ready-made system, no book that has ever been written will save the world.

I cleave to no system. I am a true seeker."
-Mikhail Bakunin

Quote:
Originally Posted by George Carlin
People who say they don’t care what people think are usually desperate to have people think they don’t care what people think.
Godslayer Jillian is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2007, 09:59 AM   #20
Delicate_Torture
 
Delicate_Torture's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Hell, it's other people & both of them are you
Posts: 459
Quote:
Originally Posted by maggot
You bumped an ancient thread, that's a no-no. :P


But while I'm here, I have to say: Never insult the c/k substitution or I will attack you. And it will hurt. =O

Shouldn't that be 'attakk'?
__________________
I joke about death because it's funny when you're frightened.
Delicate_Torture is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2007, 02:34 PM   #21
Clockwork
 
Clockwork's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Washington
Posts: 1,092
Quote:
Originally Posted by maggot
You bumped an ancient thread, that's a no-no. :P


But while I'm here, I have to say: Never insult the c/k substitution or I will attack you. And it will hurt. =O
I know about bumping. It was just a little over a week old - hardly ancient IMO =/


And uhm. I guess if you like the k's for c's so, I'll go a little easy on them (I've always thought c was a useless letter, even if the misspellings annoy me.) However I draw the line at 'krazy.' I just hate that word.
__________________
No.
Clockwork is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2007, 07:37 PM   #22
Circle V
 
Circle V's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Northwestern Washington
Posts: 921
Quote:
Originally Posted by maggot
You bumped an ancient thread, that's a no-no. :P
I thought that making a new thread with the same topic as an existing one was a no-no...
__________________
It is time, it is high time... Yes, but to do what?
--Friedrich Nietzsche
Circle V is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2007, 08:43 PM   #23
maggot
 
maggot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 3,421
Lol, both are no-nos!

And 'krazy' is stupid, aye. but generally the replacement is uberk0re. :P

Okkupation...
Oktagon...
Enakt.

They're all awesome! I think I've made my very weak point.
__________________
You ain't no punk, you punk; you wanna talk about the real junk?
maggot is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 03:05 PM.