Friday, October 05, 2007


She: Hey! Nice jacket. Where did you get it from?
Me: Guess.
She: Ummm... Banana Republic?
Me: Errr... no, Guess!
She: Ok! Why dont you just tell me?
Me: I bought it from GUESS!
(silent moment)
She: Oh! Hehehe!

Why do brand names have to be weird?

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Blogger Princess Banter said...


Imagine if there was a brand called "Your Closet?" That would be ace!

October 06, 2007 1:11 AM  
Anonymous IdeaSmith said...

Precisely so people like you would ask and think about it, I guess. I once saw a brand of jeans called 'Used'. :-)

October 06, 2007 4:02 AM  
Blogger Still searching said...

Almost as bad as 'FCUK'! :))

October 06, 2007 10:20 AM  
Blogger APOO said...

#Princess: LOL! I doubt I would be shopping there tho!

#Idea: Hmmm... used makes a good brand name for Jeans! So I think!

#Searching: Tell me about it. Altho' I personally think it makes a very smart brand name. Gets the 'young' generations attention! And spreads quick in terms of viral marketing!

October 06, 2007 8:28 PM  
Blogger Zee said...

when i joined fritolay...people asked me to get them free lays!!!! and u think brands have problems??

October 07, 2007 5:00 AM  
Blogger DewdropDream said...

hahahaha... recently a friend of mine was trying to access the internet from her '3' mobile and requested someone to open the window so the network could have access to the sky... which confused another friend and prompted her to ask 'But you're using 3, why would you need 'Sky' to access the internet???!!!!'

'Sky' being the TV,Broadband etc supplier out here... Brand names, brand names...

October 07, 2007 12:10 PM  
Blogger APOO said...

#Zee: Hehehehe! Free lays! That cracked me up! Funny!

#Dewdrop: LOL! Just opening the windows so network could have access to the sky was funny enough!!

October 07, 2007 10:51 PM  
Blogger sirpy said...

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October 14, 2007 2:55 AM  
Blogger sirpy said...

Ha.. Brand names have necessarily to be weird.. As you said, free marketing na.. Awareness.. Why would they name an underwear brand, VIP...?

October 14, 2007 3:05 AM  
Blogger APOO said...

#Sirpy: LOL! Yeah, the undy as VIP takes the cake no?

October 14, 2007 8:15 PM  
Anonymous Brad said...

Errr...Take a Guess!

October 15, 2007 2:43 AM  
Blogger anjali said...

u wear Guess!? that's so last year...heh

October 21, 2007 2:05 AM  
Blogger Neetal said...

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October 22, 2007 1:05 AM  
Blogger Neetal said...

Brands are not only weird... but they get weirder when they sound it up..with a political or a constitutional... word... for, e.g, Banana Republic... I wonder if someone would come up with ... a similar suggestive name such as ..Strawberry Democrat... o well.. it doesn't make sense either way... so back to study... :(

P.S : Update something

October 22, 2007 1:08 AM  
Blogger Still searching said...

Errr... have you stopped trying to impress people or already have someone so that you don't think its useful to update your blog anymore?!!

October 22, 2007 5:11 PM  
Blogger APOO said...

#Brad: :)

#Anjali*: Yeah, Miss Fashionable!

#Neetal: I am wondering what the desi version of Banana Republic would be :)

#Still Searching: I tried... but I was told I am too late. :P Lemme get over the depression and I'll write a poem!

October 22, 2007 11:10 PM  
Blogger Neetal said...

Akela (Banana) Gaṇarājya (Republic) !

Eweee ! sounds horrific

October 23, 2007 4:42 PM  
Blogger Neetal said...

Out of curiosity just to make sense...Something I learned today, that the term 'Banana Republic' can also be used to describe a country where a large part of its economy and politics are controlled by foreign powers or even corporations....

With an addition to browsing today's BBC south Asian section, an article on 'Indian aid money 'goes missing'...

(link: ) (if it interest u !)

I think pretty much to my fear our Des is gonna be branded as, Dhokele Gaṇarājya .

Yet, I still have hope...that people may change for good... just because I happen to believe in happy ending ... and also don't want to end my day with heavy heart :(

O well... at least the clothes of Banana Republic are good... something to be happy about the name "Republic" !!! :)

Hope you have good remaining day ahead !

October 23, 2007 8:04 PM  
Blogger Still searching said...

Lol! Now you're being cute! :) Waiting for the poem! Hehehehe! :))

October 23, 2007 10:14 PM  
Blogger APOO said...

#Neetal: The way its going, I think it'll be "Dhokla Ganarajya" :P

#Searching: Cute??? I'm MACHO! Dont spoil my blogimage. All Macho! :P

October 24, 2007 12:07 AM  
Blogger Neetal said... are so allergic to Gujaratis... that it has shifted its status from being Funny to Irritable to Whatever :P to Being Funny Again ! :P

Gujaratis are not that bad... we do notable things ...Gandhi was one... and he did some good work... Someday Ms. Mistry will also do some good work too :) ... Tab dehkna ... you will be like... "Oh, I know this Gujarati Blogger..." :P And I am so much going to be like ... "Who is this Apoo" :P

BTW.. recently got an internship at United Nations, thought I'd share :) However, A part of me loves math too :) so please do know that I will be applying for summer. Hopefully, things work out well :)

October 24, 2007 12:53 AM  
Blogger wildflower said...

This was funny..!:D

November 09, 2007 2:16 PM  
Anonymous Ideasmith said...

Yes, except it was emblazoned on a tee-shirt stating that it was a jeans brand. Weird, huh?

November 25, 2007 9:00 AM  

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