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Friday, 6 September 2013

IKEA Products Whose Names Make Little Sense

If you’ve ever been to an IKEA store, or rather if you’ve ever found yourself trapped in the maze that is one of their stores, you’ll be familiar with the Swedish names they give their products. Generally speaking, these names denote the type of function that product will perform, so ‘DISKA’ translation “to wash dishes” is the name of a dishwashing brush. Seems logical enough doesn’t it? It’s a very succinct and efficient way of making sure consumers know the product does what it says on the label.
14  IKEA Products Whose Names Make Little Sense
Except when it comes to the following 14 examples. Here their names make no sense at all – maybe the right words were already taken? Maybe it was 5.30pm on a Friday and the person in charge of selecting thousands of functional names had simply had enough. Either way, they make for entertaining viewing. 14 products after the break...


What it’s called: EKORRE / What it really means — SquirrelWhat it’s called: EKORRE / What it really means — Squirrel


What it’s called: KOLON / What it really means — Colon
What it’s called: KOLON / What it really means — Colon


What it’s called: FÖRNUFT / What it really means — Reason
What it’s called: FÖRNUFT / What it really means — Reason


What it’s called: ENVIS / What it really means — Stubborn
What it’s called: ENVIS / What it really means — Stubborn


What it’s called: IMPULS / What it really means — Impulse
What it’s called: IMPULS / What it really means — Impulse


What it’s called: FNISS / What it really means — Giggles
What it’s called: FNISS / What it really means — Giggles


What it’s called: SYRLIG / What it really means — Acidic
What it’s called: SYRLIG / What it really means — Acidic


What it’s called: UPPENBAR / What it really means — Obvious
What it’s called: UPPENBAR / What it really means — Obvious


What it’s called: TYDA / What it really means — Decipher
What it’s called: TYDA / What it really means — Decipher


What it’s called: STRAPATS / What it really means — Hardship
What it’s called: STRAPATS / What it really means — Hardship


What it’s called: FLÖRT / What it actually means — Flirt
What it’s called: FLÖRT / What it actually means — Flirt


What it’s called: ÄRFTLIG / What it really means — Hereditary
What it’s called: ÄRFTLIG / What it really means — Hereditary


What it’s called: SENSUELL / What it really means — Sensual
What it’s called: SENSUELL / What it really means — Sensual


What it’s called: VILSE / What it really means — LOST
What it’s called: VILSE / What it really means — LOST

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