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April 25, 2006 9:21 PM   Subscribe

Easily mispronounced domain names. Like mp3shits.com. You'll have to cut and paste the links to see for yourself that someone (or better yet, a committee of people) actually thought a particular domain name was a good idea. Another example: whorepresents.com. The list is short, but through the mighty powers of Mefi members, it could be oh so much longer. via grūpthink.
posted by josephtate (52 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

 
I'm surprised that no-one is actively using thepenismightier.com/net/org... although the org seems to want to upload a file of indeterminate qualities to me.
posted by PurplePorpoise at 9:29 PM on April 25, 2006


Maybe they didn't realize the dash is a legal character in domain names.
posted by jam_pony at 9:33 PM on April 25, 2006


Purple: maybe because the 'the' isn't really needed.

Also this grupthink site totally sucks. I tried to add 'grupthink.com' as an entry but then it asked for an email address and that was just too much work.

Actually Paul Grahm wrote that you should never make users register with an email address to you're your service, and I agree with him. It's idiotic. What's the point? There was a web2.0-powered word-clone released a while back, and I'm sure about 95% of the people curious to try it didn't because of the need to register via Email. I know I didn't.
posted by delmoi at 9:43 PM on April 25, 2006


thepenismightier reminds me of Celebrity Jeopardy on SNL.
I remember coming across expertsexchange.com on goog long ago and not wanting to follow the link even though it was about PHP/MySQL or something like that.
posted by shoepal at 9:44 PM on April 25, 2006


mp3shits and whorepresents seem aptly named to me.
posted by 2sheets at 9:46 PM on April 25, 2006


How about agedwards.com?
posted by obvious at 9:58 PM on April 25, 2006


I really like the http://www.babysmasher.com/ available through the http://www.penismightier.com/ site.
posted by SSinVan at 10:03 PM on April 25, 2006


www.goredforwomen.com. As seen on magazine advertizements and billboards near you.
posted by blindcarboncopy at 10:04 PM on April 25, 2006


what about www.shitonmyface.com? (Shiton M Yface's personal website).
posted by Falconetti at 10:06 PM on April 25, 2006


expertsexchange.com changed its name to the much less fun experts-exchange.com unfortunately.

Then there was the widely believed hoax that the Italian company PowerGen had the URL www.powergenitalia.com.
posted by Hubajube at 10:11 PM on April 25, 2006


macho me or macHome. you decide.
posted by darkpony at 10:12 PM on April 25, 2006


slimpickins.com
posted by mrgrimm at 10:31 PM on April 25, 2006


Cumming First United Methodist Church
posted by tellurian at 10:32 PM on April 25, 2006


Hubajube, you mean the UK Power company...
posted by onalark at 10:40 PM on April 25, 2006


(selfplug but it's just a textfile and i get nothing if you read it!) "an open letter to gotahoe.com!"

http://www.hoe.nu/text/hoe-0991.txt
posted by clyde at 10:41 PM on April 25, 2006


Morrison & Foerster
News Extracts
posted by tellurian at 10:53 PM on April 25, 2006


Pen Island
posted by the jam at 10:57 PM on April 25, 2006


Morrison & Foerster did that on purpose and they are widely known as MoFo and take a perverse pride in the name. Although, I think they recently decided to move away from it.
posted by Falconetti at 11:08 PM on April 25, 2006


I know a guy who uses countzero101@ as his email address. I asked him how hard that is to explain over the phone and he said it is mighty hard. Points for sticking with it though, I suppose.
posted by geekyguy at 11:17 PM on April 25, 2006


Have they really? That's interesting. I've had friends throughout the seventies, eighties and nineties who worked for Morrison & Foerster, and they always refer(red) to it as 'MoFo'.
posted by trip and a half at 11:23 PM on April 25, 2006


I already tried this, but apparently SNL even more already tried this. Though it gets additional points for actually being real.
posted by dgaicun at 11:48 PM on April 25, 2006


My favourites:

www.therapistfinder.com

www.molestationnursery.com

Although the second one now looks as though it has been changed, it still goes to the right site.
posted by MrMustard at 11:55 PM on April 25, 2006


geekyguy: once when i was a technical support engineer, i had to ask a caller for his email address. i won't repeat that address here, but i laughed after hanging up because his email address professed his adoration of a popular singer. he seemed slightly embarrassed about it!
posted by clyde at 11:56 PM on April 25, 2006


And if I'd clicked on the original link, instead of rushing to post them, I'd have seen they were numbers 1 and 2 in the list. Will I ever learn?
posted by MrMustard at 12:07 AM on April 26, 2006


Can any spanish speaker tell me why mywebos.com is funny? Babelfish is no help.
posted by quite unimportant at 12:30 AM on April 26, 2006


I would like to ask #1 to please change ask.metafilter.com to mefisexchange.com.
posted by lenny70 at 1:05 AM on April 26, 2006


huevos is Spanish for eggs, it's also slang for the male testicles.
posted by onalark at 1:06 AM on April 26, 2006


webos = huevos? That's stretching it.
posted by quite unimportant at 1:34 AM on April 26, 2006


That's stretching it.

Heh. I'm not sure if that's a joke or not. But lots of anglophone monolingual types do pronounce heuvos so that it sounds very similar indeed to 'webos'.

These are hilarious. More!
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 1:41 AM on April 26, 2006


MoFo, real history (from Google cache)
posted by hank at 2:07 AM on April 26, 2006


Here's one I've been holding on to since about 1998:



Mmm... stinkjets.
posted by staggernation at 3:33 AM on April 26, 2006


nycanal.com
posted by Mayor Curley at 4:00 AM on April 26, 2006


I work at a nonprofit political group and we had to deal with whorepresents.org a while back. I think half a day was wasted sending e-mails back and forth a la Sean Connery on the Jeopardy SNL skits.
posted by XQUZYPHYR at 4:33 AM on April 26, 2006


Then there was the widely believed hoax that the Italian company PowerGen had the URL www.powergenitalia.com.

Snopes says "The powergenitalia.com domain apparently hosts the web site of a real Italian company (Powergen Italia) which sells specialized battery products." Not a hoax, then, but no relation to the UK PowerGen company.

webos = huevos? That's stretching it.

Dunno about Latin America, but in Spain (or so my Malaga-born teacher said) the b/v sounds are indistinguishable: to Spanish ears Barcelona and Valencia start with the same consonant.
posted by rory at 4:33 AM on April 26, 2006


Woah, my music's on mp3shits. Freaky.
posted by Jairus at 4:40 AM on April 26, 2006


Penisland (mentioned in the first link) has always been a favorite.

In fact, if I had my own narrow, elongated island, that's what I'd call it - but I would be the only male inhabitant.
posted by Clamwacker at 4:42 AM on April 26, 2006


The day is mine!
posted by Eideteker at 5:34 AM on April 26, 2006


huevos is Spanish for eggs, it's also slang for the male testicles.

What did goatse say to the limo driver?
posted by dgaicun at 6:17 AM on April 26, 2006


Someone I know worked at a hosting company and couldn't figure out why "The Plastics Exchange" got so much traffic.
posted by o0o0o at 6:25 AM on April 26, 2006


A friend of mine used to work for the company that maintains bigalsonline.com.
posted by howling fantods at 7:18 AM on April 26, 2006


Staggernation, you've got to love those stinkjets -- I did a double-take a couple of months ago when I was deleting spam and it took me a few seconds to figure out that "bestinkwarehouse.com" wasn't just a really bad name for a perfume peddler...
posted by nonliteral at 8:21 AM on April 26, 2006


"Webos" is common IRC-spelling of "huevos". v and b are the same sound, and given that h is mute, "hue" is prounounced something like "we".
posted by Joakim Ziegler at 8:41 AM on April 26, 2006


Isn't penisland.net totally intentional, though? Seems like cheating.
posted by PinkStainlessTail at 9:19 AM on April 26, 2006


MadeArmOthersTouch.com
posted by suitcase at 9:33 AM on April 26, 2006


It's a dumb name to begin with, but I read the dating site plentyoffish as Plenty Offish. It's free, so I guess you get what you pay for, even if it's hardly promising the person of your dreams.
posted by TimTypeZed at 9:36 AM on April 26, 2006 [1 favorite]


http://www.gasheating.co.uk/
posted by dmt at 10:43 AM on April 26, 2006


E-mail Addresses It Would Be Really Annoying to Give Out Over the Phone.
posted by Armitage Shanks at 12:13 PM on April 26, 2006


Not to derail my own post, but: oh, come on, delmoi: how did you register for myspace or even metafilter? Email addresses aren't so hard to enter. I admit, sometimes it's a pain, but grupthink's process was pretty painless.
posted by josephtate at 12:15 PM on April 26, 2006


One I came across recently in my magazine work:

www.stlouiswomansexchange.com
posted by limeonaire at 2:44 PM on April 26, 2006


A Canadian Parliamentarian, Reg Alcock, made a tragic mistake with his website, since disowned.
posted by raider at 4:12 PM on April 26, 2006


Not to derail my own post, but: oh, come on, delmoi: how did you register for myspace or even metafilter? Email addresses aren't so hard to enter. I admit, sometimes it's a pain, but grupthink's process was pretty painless.

It's a hassle/reward ratio issue. I was willing to put up with the obsessive-compulsive rewarding required to sign up when I did, and newer members here are willing to shell out the five bucks to join the HomestarmyMeFi, because MeFi promises an almost infinite amount of sweet contenty lovin' in return.

Requiring more than five seconds worth of effort to vote in a web poll or post a blog comment or whatnot, knowing your relationship with it is gonna be a one-minute stand, ain't worth it.
posted by arto at 9:00 PM on April 26, 2006


Don't forget to check out all the latest news about Star Wars collectibles at rebelscum.com!
posted by MrBadExample at 11:18 PM on April 26, 2006


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