This is one of those ‘lost in translation’ problems where the meaning is different if the word is taken literally in English instead of the native language. This Finnish recipe site only needs an additional ‘e’ at the end to make more sense to English speakers, but as it stands, it’s possible to believe that it might contain images of primates’ breasts.
Here we have another example of a phrase that has a completely different meaning if read in English rather than French, as it’s supposed it. Les Bocages is the site of an English tree surgeon based in Brittany. Bocage is a Norman word that means wood or small forest, but when viewed in the address bar by an English speaker, it could just as well read Lesbo Cages and be a site selling enclosures for gay women.
Although it’s conceivable that fans of the Klu Klux Klan might think this is a social networking site for racists, it’s actually for the Black Hat eBook. It’s all about SEO, you see – the process of making your web pages rank better in search engines such as google. We’re surprised that the owners of this domain haven’t changed it, but perhaps the site gets more hits because of the unintentional second meaning? We’re not sure, but it’s still live today.
Anyone with a head for business knows that the customer is always right, so it’s best not to tell them to eff off in the URL of your website. But that’s exactly what Effective Office Environments, based in Cincinnati, appears to do.
The firm aims to “be a leader in planning and managing effective interiors for working, learning, and health care facilities. We work with you throughout your move or renovation to make it a successful transition.”
Based just off the M56 near Runcorn, this British company manufactures bespoke bed spreads, both contemporary and traditional. We’re sure the products are great, but whoever decided to use a French word as the company name evidently never thought how it might look as a website URL. La Drape shouldn’t raise any eyebrows on headed notepaper, but in a web browser it takes on an entirely different meaning.
Walk of Life is a Dutch events agency, but for reasons unknown to us, its URL is hollandshitfestival.nl. Obviously it’s meant to be Holland’s Hit Festival, but it sounds like it could be a gathering where people get to grips with manure.
Struggling to find the perfect gift for someone who sleeps around? Don’t try www.whorepresents.com as all you’ll get is a comprehensive database of entertainment industry contacts.
Although well known, this is the URL that made us laugh the hardest. If you’re looking for a therapist, this Californian site can help you find one. However, it’s all to easy to mis-read it as The Rapist Finder, which is presumably why the domain now redirects to www.counselingcalifornia.com.
Similarly, a website called www.therapistschoice.com is now occupied by a ‘typo-squatting’ site which simply contains links to other sites.
Try not to picture it, too late. This unfortunate collision of words, bringing to mind images worthy of a lemon party (don’t Google it – NSFW), is actually for the Old Man’s Haven Cabins in Hocking Hills, Ohio. The website mentions scenic beauty and outdoor activities, plus ‘breathtaking views’ – again we hope they’re talking about the scenery. Of course, if you are an old gentlemen who likes to let it all hang out, then maybe these ‘private and secluded’ getaways will be just the thing.
This art website conjures images of a flatulent swimmer, and little is funnier than farting in a swimming pool. We’re surprised that swimwear giant Speedo hasn’t gently suggested a change of name to the owner, but for now Speedofart.com lives on.