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I just heard an ad on the radio touting a new form of relief for tinnitus: Quietus!

As if that wasn't creepy enough, they followed up with glowing quotes from, apparently, those who've tried it, like "the ringing has finally stopped!" or "I love Quietus. It's silence at last."

Yeeugh.

I know that sometimes companies check a new product name for unfortunate connotations in various languages, but this seems like a pretty big oversight in one's own language. And yes, they do seem quite serious.

Date: 2011-02-07 12:17 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] xiphias.livejournal.com
So you stick a bare bodkin in your ears and puncture your eardrums?

Date: 2011-02-07 06:26 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] arachne8x.livejournal.com
It really is terrible.

Date: 2011-02-07 02:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] teddywookie.livejournal.com
Huh. Perhaps they watched the movie Children of Men, and thought that the euthanasia drug 'Quietus' was euphemistically named, as I did - until I looked it up a minute ago. Also, I liked the movie 'Children of Men.'

Date: 2011-02-07 07:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] new-man.livejournal.com
Deathstroke - the new wonder drug that ends all your health problems!

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