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Online Oniya

Re: R.I.P Twinkies
« Reply #75 on: November 19, 2012, 11:56:45 AM »
It means 'baby' in Italian, but nothing in Spanish (which is only relevant because they tend to market in areas with a high Hispanic population).

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Re: R.I.P Twinkies
« Reply #76 on: November 19, 2012, 12:06:17 PM »
That's odd.Why would they have a company name that means nothing?

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Re: R.I.P Twinkies
« Reply #77 on: November 19, 2012, 12:12:25 PM »
Does 'Folgers' mean anything?  or 'Reebok'?  At least it didn't mean 'bite the wax tadpole'.

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Re: R.I.P Twinkies
« Reply #78 on: November 19, 2012, 12:15:52 PM »
Does 'Folgers' mean anything?  or 'Reebok'?  At least it didn't mean 'bite the wax tadpole'.

Folgers is a last name so yes. Reedbok was apparently actually found by the creator in a dictionary so that also has one. The real problem here is that words and their meanings do not cross perfectly over into others.

Offline LunarSage

Re: R.I.P Twinkies
« Reply #79 on: November 19, 2012, 03:17:51 PM »
At least it didn't mean 'bite the wax tadpole'.

Coca Cola, right?

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Re: R.I.P Twinkies
« Reply #80 on: November 19, 2012, 03:23:27 PM »
As the urban legend goes.  ;)  Then there was the stunning mistranslation (also probably legendary) of 'Coca Cola adds life' into 'Coca Cola brings your ancestors back from the grave' - not a big seller in a region that still practices ancestor veneration.

And the Chevy no va* - funny how that doesn't work in Spanish speaking areas.

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Re: R.I.P Twinkies
« Reply #81 on: November 19, 2012, 04:51:35 PM »
Apologies for a double post, but I just got this through one of my feeds:

Hostess, maker of Twinkies, seeks permission to pay manager bonuses

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In seeking court permission for its demise, Hostess said it wants to pay as much as $1.75 million in incentive bonuses to 19 senior managers during the liquidation.

I might be hallucinating, but doesn't 'getting an incentive' usually mean you did something other than failing big time?

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Re: R.I.P Twinkies
« Reply #82 on: November 19, 2012, 04:53:39 PM »
Apologies for a double post, but I just got this through one of my feeds:

Hostess, maker of Twinkies, seeks permission to pay manager bonuses

I might be hallucinating, but doesn't 'getting an incentive' usually mean you did something other than failing big time?

Well, they bravely and successfully stood up in the face of unreasonable union bullying, didn't they? Heroically shutting the doors of their company rather than allow workers to keep their current salaries is clearly worthy of recognition.

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Re: R.I.P Twinkies
« Reply #83 on: November 19, 2012, 05:02:36 PM »
Apologies for a double post, but I just got this through one of my feeds:

Hostess, maker of Twinkies, seeks permission to pay manager bonuses

I might be hallucinating, but doesn't 'getting an incentive' usually mean you did something other than failing big time?
Welcome to big business, where reality rarely intrudes on profit mongering.

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Re: R.I.P Twinkies
« Reply #84 on: November 27, 2012, 10:41:52 PM »
Folgers is a last name so yes. Reedbok was apparently actually found by the creator in a dictionary so that also has one. The real problem here is that words and their meanings do not cross perfectly over into others.

Isn't "Reebok" an Afrikaans word for some breed of Antelope?

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Re: R.I.P Twinkies
« Reply #85 on: November 27, 2012, 10:54:02 PM »
-__-  Apparently so.


Exxon.  Exxon has absolutely no translatable meaning.

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Re: R.I.P Twinkies
« Reply #86 on: November 27, 2012, 10:54:43 PM »
Isn't "Reebok" an Afrikaans word for some breed of Antelope?

No, it's Dutch >.>

http://vroegevogels.vara.nl/Video.742.0.html?&tx_ttnews[tt_news]=361455&cHash=6ece6ce1a97caa8acc7d225c2fe273f8

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Re: R.I.P Twinkies
« Reply #87 on: November 27, 2012, 10:57:19 PM »
No, it's Dutch >.>

http://vroegevogels.vara.nl/Video.742.0.html?&tx_ttnews[tt_news]=361455&cHash=6ece6ce1a97caa8acc7d225c2fe273f8

Linguistically, Afrikaans and Dutch are rather similar.  It came from the 17th century Dutch settlers of the Cape area.

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Re: R.I.P Twinkies
« Reply #88 on: November 27, 2012, 10:58:10 PM »
Linguistically, Afrikaans and Dutch are rather similar.  It came from the 17th century Dutch settlers of the Cape area.

Which makes it Dutch and not Afrikaans.

Ree = deer
Bok = male (of deer-like families)

I'm not a 'proud, Dutch person', by the way, but I do know my native tongue. *nodnods*
« Last Edit: November 27, 2012, 11:00:10 PM by Saerra »

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Re: R.I.P Twinkies
« Reply #89 on: November 27, 2012, 11:07:15 PM »
Merf.  It means something somewhere, which made it unsuitable as an example of a company name that didn't mean anything.

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Re: R.I.P Twinkies
« Reply #90 on: November 27, 2012, 11:24:35 PM »
I had to feed the StoreHouse... *blushes and runs away*

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Re: R.I.P Twinkies
« Reply #91 on: November 27, 2012, 11:45:13 PM »
*nomnomnom*

Offline queridoor

Re: R.I.P Twinkies
« Reply #92 on: November 28, 2012, 05:22:53 AM »
I have never had a twinkie.
And now I guess I never will.
I loved HoHos, though! ;-;

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Re: R.I.P Twinkies
« Reply #93 on: November 30, 2012, 04:15:07 PM »

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Re: R.I.P Twinkies
« Reply #94 on: December 12, 2012, 09:35:01 AM »
So I just bought what seems to be a new Little Debbie product... "Cloud Cakes."



I have to admit, they do taste exactly like a Twinkie.

Offline CriminalMindsFan

Re: R.I.P Twinkies
« Reply #95 on: December 19, 2012, 11:43:00 PM »
I've been trying some Little Debbie products for the first time since Hostess went away. Can't really tell difference except for the prices.

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Re: R.I.P Twinkies
« Reply #96 on: December 22, 2012, 12:43:52 AM »
Turns out that this is what the Mayans predicted. >.>


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Re: R.I.P Twinkies
« Reply #97 on: December 24, 2012, 02:45:46 AM »
I WANT MY TWINKIES!!!!!!

Yes, yes. I know its childish, but I had to say it. I actually seen someone try to sell a box of twinkies on Ebay for over 100 dollars.

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Re: R.I.P Twinkies
« Reply #98 on: December 24, 2012, 10:39:22 AM »
Was that the asking price, or what the bids were up to?

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Re: R.I.P Twinkies
« Reply #99 on: December 24, 2012, 10:45:21 AM »
I can't remember, but I think its the asking price. It still would not surprise me considering the other things that I heard, read, or seen sold successfully in Ebay.