Saturday, August 08, 2009

What's in a name?

I see a shop named 'Sperm' all the time. I suppose they sell menswear. It is not only amusing, it got me thinking about how I am not sure it's a great idea for a name ...you know, to do business. True one would easily remember it, but...kind of close to the 'taboo' line.

Speaking of which, I then recently saw another store that made me give it a second look, in sheer amazement because of the name. It said 'G-Spot Garments'. Supposedly for women. I mean ...honestly. (Harry Potter influence).

Would I actually tell people 'I got this T-shirt from SPERM...' and 'This top is from G-Spot!'.

Errrrr...

I don't think so! Not unless I was talking to people who would n't be aghast by these announcements, which number I can count off my fingers. What were they thinking when they named these shops so??

But then, I AM amused enough to consider shopping there. Besides, I heard SPERM's collection is very good!!!

6 comments:

Shyam said...

Shopping there, or saying you shopped there - doesnt sound too bad. But imagine asking someone "Excuse me, where do I find Sperm?" or "Can you tell me how to find the G-Spot?" :D

ummon said...

where are these shops?

ummon said...

where are these shops?

Teesu (very very Indian, very very good) said...

You are right Shyam. Ummon, one in Velachery and one somewhere close to Poonamallee.

kedar said...

the irony is they pick such names to get people talking about them, but in this case, i doubt if they'll manage more than a stray whisper out of people.

Rithika said...

good one!