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An unfortunate web site address?

  1. Dec 26, 2012 #1

    jtbell

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    I did a double take this morning when I saw a TV commercial with a picture showing a thirty-something guy sitting on a couch surrounded by a bunch of smiling kids. Underneath it was the address "FoothillsPedo.com" in large letters, and then in slightly smaller letters, "Foothills Pediatric Dentistry."
     
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  3. Dec 26, 2012 #2

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    Oh my, that's almost worse than http://www.penisland.net/ (Pen Island - We specialize in wood)
     
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  4. Dec 26, 2012 #3

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    I'm afraid Pen Island is closed. More money to be had in selling the web name than in selling writing implements, I guess.

    ExpertsExchange kept it open for a while, but seems to have also closed.

    La Drape, a purveyor of fine bedspreads, is still open: http://www.ladrape.com/
     
  5. Dec 26, 2012 #4

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    Ooops, that was the wrong URL. Pen Island is open (corrected link)
     
  6. Dec 27, 2012 #5

    Evo

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    Reminder, the topic is about innocent names that look wrong, not ones that were intentionally selected.
     
  7. Dec 27, 2012 #6
    And according to their website, they are
     
  8. Dec 27, 2012 #7
    Why isn't it FoothillsPedi?
     
  9. Dec 27, 2012 #8

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  10. Dec 27, 2012 #9

    Dembadon

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    We wouldn't want someone thinking they could get pedicures there, now would we?
     
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  11. Dec 27, 2012 #10

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    I'm pretty sure Pen Island was purposefully selected. How else would you explain double entendres like:

    I remember the original site had something along the lines of "thick black pens squirting lots of ink". :rofl:

    Either the most amazing (and unfortunate) coincidence - or a joke. :biggrin:

    Either way, do check out the Uncyclopedia link on Pen Island: http://uncyclopedia.wikia.com/wiki/Pen_Island

    One of those times Uncyclopedia rises head and shoulders (and other parts) above its staid cousin Wiki.
     
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  12. Dec 27, 2012 #11

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    At least they don't say that they'll put lead in your pencil. (or do they?)
     
  13. Dec 28, 2012 #12
    I once called directory information to get the number of a Dr. Penisi. She thought it was an obscene phone call and hung up on me.
     
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