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Does it make me childish that I always snigger to myself when opening post from one of our contractors, whose company is called Cumloaden?

I also just misread "Petersburn" as "Petersbum".

Date: 2009-01-23 01:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dr-f-dellamorte.livejournal.com
Undoubtedly! However, I would also find this utterly hilarious.

Date: 2009-01-23 02:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dr-f-dellamorte.livejournal.com
I am in yr head, sniggering at yr company names.

Date: 2009-01-23 01:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] braisedbywolves.livejournal.com
A specialised form of carbo-loading!

Date: 2009-01-23 02:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] yiskah.livejournal.com
For all your protein needs!

Date: 2009-01-23 02:05 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] forthwritten.livejournal.com
Of course it does, but I am with you in childish sniggering. I mean, who thinks "oh yes, Cumloaden, that gives my company an aura of respectability"?

Date: 2009-01-23 02:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] yiskah.livejournal.com
I think it may be the name of a place, but stil...

Date: 2009-01-23 02:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] forthwritten.livejournal.com
I am scared to google lest the university think I'm a pervert.

Date: 2009-01-23 02:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] yiskah.livejournal.com
I did just goodle, and got disappointingly few results! I will have to check the company name when I next see it, to check whether I got it right. I'll be very disappointed if I find I've been misreading it for ages.

Date: 2009-01-23 02:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] forthwritten.livejournal.com
If you've been reading it wrong for ages, I think this says A LOT about you. A LOT.

Date: 2009-01-23 02:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] yiskah.livejournal.com
I think that you are right. :(

I am quite pleased with my invention of the word "goodle", though.

Date: 2009-01-23 02:13 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] moose-noise.livejournal.com
Koç Holding is Turkey's largest industrial conglomerate. But you knew that, of course.

Date: 2009-01-23 02:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] yiskah.livejournal.com
Turkey also has a chain of petrol stations in Anatolia called "Niggaz".

Date: 2009-01-23 02:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] webofevil.livejournal.com
Sadly for us, if not for them, the sheep-shearing centre in Cumbria that used to distribute leaflets around the Lake District enticing people to visit (“Come in and see us! The best cup of tea on the M6!”, or whatever motorway it was, and it honestly included the line, “You don’t even have to go and see the sheep!”) has changed its name in recent years from the frankly amazing CumWest. My friend unfortunately lost the leaflet in question so these days no one believes us, but I saw this with my own eyes.

And if it’s the indefensibly puerile you’re after, there’s always this.

Date: 2009-01-23 02:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] yiskah.livejournal.com
I believe you! Mostly because I want to believe you, mind. I imagine Cumbria must be filled with similarly unfortunate abbreviations and neologisms.

Date: 2009-01-23 10:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mollydot.livejournal.com
CumWest in the open air
CumWest where the skies are blue
CumWest this is what we're gonna do

Date: 2009-01-23 02:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] yiskah.livejournal.com
Ha! When I worked in Sheffield I always used to see buses marked for Penistone. It made it even funnier that there was a place nearby called Wombwell.

Date: 2009-01-23 02:43 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] whatsagirlgotta.livejournal.com
I was going through my supplier contacts today, tidying up loose ends and came across and email from a Ms Sitole - you can guess how I read that...

Date: 2009-01-23 02:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] yiskah.livejournal.com
Back when I worked at UK Work Permits, there was a list passed round the office of entertaining names that people had encountered, and there were quick a few Shittos on there! I think my favourite was a man called Jean-Gustave Gateau-Anchovey, though.

Date: 2009-01-23 03:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] whatsagirlgotta.livejournal.com
Ooh lovely, there was a guy mentioned in training for a certain company I was employed by in the part about not laughing at people's names - Ramjam Delilah Funky Boogaloo - he once called and I answered....

Date: 2009-01-23 03:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] yiskah.livejournal.com
Dude, I know him! Well, not exactly, but he used to fence with my ex, Mark.

Date: 2009-01-23 03:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] whatsagirlgotta.livejournal.com
For serious? Dude, sh1t me not!

Date: 2009-01-23 03:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] yiskah.livejournal.com
For serious! I knew the name sounded familiar, so I googled and came up with a reference to fencing, and it all came back. I think pretty much all fencers in the UK know each other...

Date: 2009-01-23 03:26 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] whatsagirlgotta.livejournal.com
OMG! How bizare.

Date: 2009-01-23 06:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] metalwheaties.livejournal.com
Sounds like our little Jess needs to spend some Quality Time with Tom.

Date: 2009-01-26 08:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] congogirl.livejournal.com
* snerk *

I am apparently also 12.
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