Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Oh Crap

Because we had a lot of work to do at the beginning of the year, the woman I'm employed to work for (not my boss) is trying to justify the employment of extra staff for the copywriting team. To that end, we (me and the other copywriter) have to fill out a little form each day which states how many different bits of copy we've written.

This will end in one of two ways:

1: They will realise how excruciatingly long it takes to write copy and bring on new people.

2: They'll realise how much work I'm actually doing and administer a severe bollocking.

I wonder which it'll be?*

But whatever happens there are worse things out there. When I was making up product names earlier this year, I never dropped a clanger like this...



Matt said...

Apparently, when Toyota launched a small car in America, they very almost called it the Toyolet.

On a similar vein to the article, Dortmund Energy and Water have a cartoon character to appeal to children. This character is a penguin, the German word for which is Pinguine. In a flash of inspiration, they combined the words "Pinguine" and "Dortmund" and called him Pido. Not only that, but the kids club they set up was thus named the Pido Club.

pamela said...