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Guy's Wife Wants to Name Kid "John Doe"
In a noble move, this guy's pregnant wife wants to name their child after her grandfather. The problem is, that kid's name would end up being John Doe. The internet found that burdening your kid with
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Watch Your Mouth: Custom Subaru Forester Arrives With an Interesting Name
“Famous flicks, Mr. Connery,” the fake Alex Trebek once said to the fake Scottish actor on SNL. The unspoken word in that long-ago sketch isn’t something you’d encourage your young kids to say, but it
Cultured or cell-based? The struggle to find the right name for lab-grown meat
Cell-based meat? Cultivated meat? Immaculate meat? What's in a name?
QOTD: Cadillac’s Bringing Back Names, So Now What?
Cadillac may be embarking on a nail-biting journey with its electrification plan, but its naming strategy could prove considerably less rocky. Or not. Announced Thursday in Detroit, the premium
Ford’s EV Has a Name, and… It’s the MUSTANG Mach-E
Maybe Corey was right. Despite sharing no architectural or mechanical DNA with the world’s first pony car, it seems Ford’s upcoming electric crossover — a vehicle Ford delights in calling
Saturn has 20 new moons, and they all need names
Earth's singular moon has offered astronomers the opportunity to study the relationship between planets and the natural satellites that orbit them. In many ways, Earth's moon is the perfect
Short Thread On Naming Shows How Much Scientists Love Stupid Puns
Just a a few short dumbass examples, and the unfortunate repercussions of scientists turning their work into hilarious puns. That all being said, Nim Chimpsky is an absolutely hilarious monkey pun in
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Jupiter’s recently discovered moons have been named by the public
Last year, 12 new moons were discovered in orbit around Jupiter. Researchers turned to the public for suggestions to name the moons, and now they have announced the winners.
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25 Things People Would Treat Differently If They Had Better Names
There's a lot in a name. Some stuff that should be taken more seriously like deep vein thrombosis or hurricane evacuation areas gets bogged down under a name more pleasant than it should be. Other
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Obnoxious Mom Demands Woman Change Her Dog's Name Because It's the Same as Her New Baby
We've seen some incredibly entitled moms, but the level of pettiness here is commendable. This dog owner got a text out of the blue because a friend of a friend heard her dog has a name she wants to
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NASA needs a name for its 2020 rover, and you can help!
NASA's Mars 2020 mission is coming together rapidly, with engineers piecing together the shiny new rover and preparing all of the instruments it'll use once it reaches the Red Planet in 2021. That
Is ‘Republican’ an archaic term? What should replace it?
On Monday, Stand On Every Corner founder Bryce Tache posted an interesting tweet. “There are no more Republicans,” he said. “The GOP died when McCain died. It’s the Trump Nationalist Party. The TNP.
Cadillac: Lovers of Metric and Rounding, Rejoice!
What fresh hell is this, you might mutter after hearing what Cadillac’s up to. Not only does General Motors’ luxury division plan to maintain its alphanumeric naming convention on future models, it
Startup names may have passed peak weirdness
For years, decades even, startup names have been getting weirder. This isn’t a scientific verdict, but it is how things have seemed to someone who spends a lot of hours perusing this stuff.
How to name a product, from the man behind Swiffer and BlackBerry
Swiffer, BlackBerry, Febreze, Dibs, Dasani–all these brands have one thing in common. Their names were dreamt up by a small firm in Sausalito, California. Since…
Envoy to the Horde: GMC Trademarks a Name From Its Past
Someone at General Motors has been studying the company history books again. Fresh news earlier this year taught us the company is bringing back the storied Blazer nameplate, appending it to a
So Long, Synergy? Toyota Wants to Break from Its Hybrid Naming Tradition
Despite long, grinding years of adulthood, the word “synergy” still reminds this author of the character on the excruciatingly 1980s cartoon Jem and the Holograms, which his older sister would
The perils of sharing a name with someone very, very famous
For now, there isn’t another more famous Natasha Frost. There’s a more illustrious Natasha Frost—a professor of criminology at Northeastern University, who works on the…
The must-read kids’ book for anyone who grew up with a name no one can pronounce
Nearly 110 million people around the world turn to Jeanne Phillips’ widely-syndicated “Dear Abby” column for advice on everyday issues. But some of her recent…
The next generation of wireless networking will be called WiFi 6
Not all WiFi is created equal, and determining which generation of WiFi technology your devices use can be pretty complicated. Did you know that 802.11n predates 802.11ac, for example? For those that