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(Newser)   A Japanese firm with the unfortunate name Fukushima Industries found itself the target of mockery on social media after unveiling a new mascot with an even more unfortunate name: Fukuppy   (newser.com) divider line 7
    More: Amusing, Fukuppy, South China Morning Post  
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2013-10-15 11:34:39 AM
2 votes:
What's even more unfortunate is when idiots take a foreign word and try to pronounce it as if it's English. That word doesn't sound like you people think it does.
2013-10-15 11:52:10 AM
1 votes:

ReapTheChaos: What's even more unfortunate is when idiots take a foreign word and try to pronounce it as if it's English. That word doesn't sound like you people think it does.


Hey, lots of us here speak Japanese and know how it's "supposed" to be pronounced. It doesn't change how it's spelled in Roman lettering.

It is funny, and may be a marketing coup for this company. I'm not quick to assume this was a total accident; you see plays on language like that all the time in Japan.

Some underpaid salaryman is having fear-laced giggle fits this week.
2013-10-15 11:36:55 AM
1 votes:

ReapTheChaos: What's even more unfortunate is when idiots take a foreign word and try to pronounce it as if it's English. That word doesn't sound like you people think it does.


Any pronunciation is going to be funny as hell.

/fook-uppie?
//fuhkoopie?
2013-10-15 11:29:37 AM
1 votes:
 I'm disrespectful to dirt.  Can you see that I am serious?
2013-10-15 11:21:02 AM
1 votes:
Somone buy this mascot, ASAP, if this company won't embrace the opportunity. Merchandise the hell out of it. Plushes. Posters. Stickers, you name it.
2013-10-15 11:16:22 AM
1 votes:
Someone really fukuppied.
2013-10-15 11:14:38 AM
1 votes:
Unintentional viral-marketing mega win.

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