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Old 06 January 2008, 09:34 PM
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Icon18 Zyklon brand ovens

Comment: "Well, a few years ago, in an act of insensitive f***ery so
colossal it could blot out the sun, Siemens tried to trademark the name
"Zyklon" with the intent of marketing a series of products under the name.
Including gas ovens."

Is this true?
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Old 07 January 2008, 06:53 AM
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Not as insensitive, but certainly unfortunate: the "Smeg" brand of fridges/freezers is also unfortunate, especially if you've watched Red Dwarf where "smeg" is the all-purpose swear word used in place of the F word (supposedly not short for smegma according to an interview I read).
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