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Overstock.com Shhh!its

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Overstock Shhh!its Subject Line

Overstock.com Shhhits!! Not quite but I love this subject line from Overstock.com that says “Shhh! It’s a Secret Sale”. Now if you glance it quickly or say it quickly it’s like saying “Shits a Secret Sale”.  I think it’s pretty funny and this is not the first time they’ve used this subject line.

When it comes to urls and subjects lines be careful not to create a phrase or word that you don’t mean accidentally. This reminds me of a list of urls I heard of a while back that are hilarious when you read them that were completely unintentional. Yes, yes I found it and posted it below. Hope you get a chuckle from it.

The top 10 unintentionally worst company URLs

Attn: Entrepreneurs
Everyone knows that if you are going to operate a business in today’s world you need a domain name. It is advisable to look at the domain name selected as other see it and not just as you think it looks. Failure to do this may result in situations such as the following (legitimate) companies who deal in everyday humdrum products and services but clearly didn’t give their domain names enough consideration:

  1. A site called ‘Who Represents‘ where you can find the name of the agent that represents a celebrity. Their domain name… wait for it… is www.whorepresents.com
  2. Experts Exchange, a knowledge base where programmers can exchange advice and views at www.expertsexchange.com
  3. Looking for a pen? Look no further than Pen Island at www.penisland.net
  4. Need a therapist? Try Therapist Finder at www.therapistfinder.com
  5. Then of course, there’s the Italian Power Generator company…www.powergenitalia.com
  6. And now, we have the Mole Station Native Nursery, based in New South Wales: www.molestationnursery.com
  7. If you’re looking for computer software, there’s always www.ipanywhere.com
  8. Welcome to the First Cumming Methodist Church. Their website is www.cummingfirst.com
  9. Then, of course, there’s these brainless art designers, and their whacky website: www.speedofart.com
  10. Want to holiday in Lake Tahoe? Try their brochure website at www.gotahoe.com

Source: Independent Sources http://independentsources.com/2006/07/12/worst-company-urls/

My favorite one is speedofart.com but they’re all pretty damn funny. You can see how your domain name or subject line could turn into a disaster. Anyone want to go to penisland.com for some pens?

07/13/2010 Comments (2)


  1. Wow Mike! I don’t think I’ve laughed this hard at a blog post in a long time!! Nice find!

    Comment by Tim — July 14, 2010 @ 12:17 am

  2. Tim, glad you got a laugh out of it.

    Comment by Michael Li — July 14, 2010 @ 9:13 am

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