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(Toronto Star)   Ikea hires translators to avoid sexually explicit product names. Subby will miss cleevlündsteemer duvet and cover sets   (thestar.com) divider line 80
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2012-06-06 12:30:27 PM
I got a really good deal on a blümpkin shelving unit the other day.
 
2012-06-06 01:39:42 PM
All I'm saying is, "meatballs" better stay "meatballs".
 
2012-06-06 02:17:38 PM
Just like the Chevy Nova in Spanish-speaking countries.

/Yes, I know.
 
2012-06-06 02:17:42 PM

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: I got a really good deal on a blümpkin shelving unit the other day.


Blümpkin shelving units are the shiat!
 
2012-06-06 02:18:05 PM
i48.tinypic.com
 
2012-06-06 02:19:47 PM
I really thought the work bench called Fartfull was aptly named.
 
2012-06-06 02:20:56 PM
Redalen, a town in Norway after which a bed sold by the Swedish furniture chain is named, sounds similar to a sex act in Thailand

Appropriate, then.

can echo a crude Thai term for sex after it launched its fifth-largest superstore in Bangkok last year

Ahem.
 
2012-06-06 02:21:33 PM
I was going to buy the Arseműncher chair and ottoman set for my ex mother in law...
 
2012-06-06 02:21:35 PM
I hear IKEA Is hiring
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Cunning Linguists
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*sunglasses*
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YEEEEAAAHHH!
 
2012-06-06 02:23:42 PM
It's funny to me that opening a store in Bangkok brought this problem to light.
 
2012-06-06 02:24:05 PM
The "Hot Karl" table settings to be renamed "Piping Olaf".
 
2012-06-06 02:25:00 PM
Had a "Jerker" computer desk as a teenager. Thought it was aptly named.
 
2012-06-06 02:25:44 PM
Phuket. Everything in Thailand is about sex.
 
2012-06-06 02:26:12 PM
However, they knew exactly what they were doing with this computer desk, one I believe was targeted specifically at Farkers:

www.ikeafans.com
 
2012-06-06 02:26:34 PM
i1136.photobucket.com
 
2012-06-06 02:26:44 PM

palelizard: The "Hot Karl" table settings to be renamed "Piping Olaf".


Or maybe take it to go in your new "Hot Llünchbox Picnic Set"
 
2012-06-06 02:27:23 PM
Due to the immaturity of the world's citizens, Bangkok will be changing its name to Cockpunch. Thank you.
 
2012-06-06 02:27:35 PM
They have a history of product name problems and no mention of the Toyota MR-2 having problems in France. For shame.
 
2012-06-06 02:28:39 PM
i30.photobucket.com
/obligatory
 
2012-06-06 02:30:19 PM
I have nothing to add here, except that you farkers are slaying me!

/My age = 41. My sense of humor = 5th grade.
//OK, back to lurking
 
2012-06-06 02:30:44 PM
weknowmemes.com
 
2012-06-06 02:34:46 PM

Scrotastic Method: However, they knew exactly what they were doing with this computer desk, one I believe was targeted specifically at Farkers:

[www.ikeafans.com image 384x404]


That's a great desk. Mine doesn't quite look like that but the thing is great for hobbyists.
 
2012-06-06 02:35:50 PM
Their newest wooden slatted chair is called the connündrüm
 
2012-06-06 02:37:01 PM
What a Cleveland Steamer looks like.
i.imgur.com
/no shiat
 
2012-06-06 02:37:47 PM
Anyone know what a Redalen or a Jättebra is, or more importantly how much one costs?
 
2012-06-06 02:38:20 PM
Alright everyone, it's back to the drawing board. Legal rejected all of our ideas - every one of the names we came up with was offensive in some language, including English, Frank.

They knew what a Hot Richard was?
 
2012-06-06 02:38:31 PM
First thing I thought of (NSFW language)
 
2012-06-06 02:39:17 PM
Swedish words that do not mean what they sound like:

Slut
Fartyget
Skat
Tvatpulver
Kok
 
2012-06-06 02:39:39 PM
 
2012-06-06 02:41:31 PM
4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-06-06 02:42:36 PM
That article made my umlaut tingle.
 
2012-06-06 02:44:13 PM
 
2012-06-06 02:44:52 PM
I remember the classic "Nothing sucks like Electrolux....".
Yeah they (we) need translators or at least som English-native-speaking inputs at times (all the time?).
 
2012-06-06 02:45:51 PM
We have this lamp, the Fartyg:

img2.shoptoit.ca

I think it's supposed to be pronounced 'far-tyg', but we affectionately call it 'Farty-G'

/indahouse
 
2012-06-06 02:45:59 PM
right... some!!
 
2012-06-06 02:48:03 PM

ChipNASA: Speaking of IKEA commercial.....*NSFW* but WTMF??? Help me out here....I don't get it.
WEIRD Tag


End text:
"Time to move away from home?"
 
2012-06-06 02:49:26 PM
1.bp.blogspot.com
Some resembly required
 
2012-06-06 02:54:54 PM

Pharque-it: ChipNASA: Speaking of IKEA commercial.....*NSFW* but WTMF??? Help me out here....I don't get it.
WEIRD Tag

End text:
"Time to move away from home?"


AH, well I wish they would have *SAID THAT!*

bbsimg.ngfiles.com
 
2012-06-06 02:54:54 PM
fubegra.net

/so very scared
 
2012-06-06 02:55:06 PM
timstoelting.com
 
2012-06-06 02:55:39 PM
As someone who just put together a farkїng Ikea kitchen I'm not getting a kick out of these replies.
 
2012-06-06 02:56:29 PM
dammit, Fubegra :-P
 
2012-06-06 02:56:42 PM

ArcadianRefugee: Redalen, a town in Norway after which a bed sold by the Swedish furniture chain is named, sounds similar to a sex act in Thailand

Appropriate, then.

can echo a crude Thai term for sex after it launched its fifth-largest superstore in Bangkok last year

Ahem.


Came to say this. They appear to be worried that their product names sound similar to sex terms used by people who live in a city called Bangkok. I can't even tell if the world is being serious anymore.
 
2012-06-06 02:57:51 PM
Oh come on, Fark autocorrected my Swedish F-word joke. ^ Boo.
 
2012-06-06 02:59:01 PM
The Erectivel Dysfunction line of products will continue to be impossible to get up though.
 
2012-06-06 03:02:25 PM
That spelling was unintentional, but it does sound sort of like an Ikea name, so spot my intentional error.

Error would be a good name for an Ikea product.
 
2012-06-06 03:04:22 PM
do they really realize exactly how impossible this is?
they should go the opposite route, make every product sexually suggestive and just be done with it.
 
2012-06-06 03:04:58 PM

coco ebert: All I'm saying is, "meatballs" better stay "meatballs".


Nope. Since "meatballs" has a sexual connotation in Dutch they're renaming them "kötbullar" in deference to the Crow Prince of Sweden.
 
2012-06-06 03:07:55 PM
img152.imageshack.us
 
2012-06-06 03:08:30 PM
D'oh!
 
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