The climactic conclusion to DONG Energy's awesome name


#1

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2017/10/10/the-climactic-conclusion-to-do.html


#2

The new logo still has a dong-like appendage on the O

Making it an inverted Q. How is that pronounced?


#3

That would be an Ø as in Ørsted.

Wiki: Hans Christian Ørsted was a Danish physicist and chemist who discovered that electric currents create magnetic fields, which was the first connection found between electricity and magnetism. He is still known today for Oersted’s Law.

Pronunciation can be heard here: Pronunciation of Ø in danish


#4

My God who edited that video? Did we really need the same DIC eleven times? It felt like being married.


#5

I knew the name rang a bell.


#6

Americans have consumed Ding Dongs for decades, yet they find this amusing.


#7

Not a surprising end result, since most big brands tend to swing their names around.


#8

Missed a golden opportunity! The Dildo Power Corporation [Danish Industrial Light and Dynamic Operations] would have ruled the web!


#9

The “golden” bit would definitely fit into a campaign about how their renewable solar efforts are showering Denmark with energy.


#10

Come again ?


#11

“There’s your answer, fish bulb.”


#12

A Møøse once bit my sister… No realli!


#13

Or…maybe its an international of power???


#14

I’m the first in with Wang Computers?

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#15

Anything that is longer than it is wide is suspect.


#16

Ah, yes, to think that one could have powered one’s Wang by electricity generated by DONG…


#17

How about 15 million Vietnamese dong?


#18

But made to look like a power symbol. It is actually pretty clever design.

ETA: Thanks for that pronunciation video. That is shortly going to become my ringtone! “ø…ø…ø”


#19

I had a friend in high school who had a Wang computer. He was named Johnny Wong.


#20