Its well known that the argos site only searches on the first 4 letters of any search term...
Those among you looking for a new set of bollocks this Xmas are directed forthwith to Argos, which seems to be the UK's leading 'nad retailer: Argos screen grab showing 798 results for bollocks search Crikey, that's a right load of bollocks and no messing. Argos also does a nice line in crap kids' furniture, or why not try …
798 bollocks and only 97 quality!
IKEA do indeed have some...interesting names. I used to work there, and would grin at the "Kolon" floor mats or the "Fartfull," which I believe was a computer desk. Was always good fun trying to figure out what they'd come up with next, but there is in fact a method behind it. Different categories of item are given different types of name. For example, all desks are bloke's names, IIRC.
"If this was the Ikea website I wouldn't be, though. After all, I think they probably have an end-table named Crap, a free-standing lamp called Shite and most likely a very nice shelving unit with the charming monicker of Poop."
Wouldn't suprise me. I saw a shower curtain in there with the name "fuktar"
Given that only a chav would buy from Argos (Elizabeth Duke - need I say more?),
Argos are obviously smart enought to realise that chav's can't spell, which is why it's doing some sort of mangling of the search, stripping out vowels, S and double letters.
C*nt -> cnt -> matches count
Minge -> mng -> Menage (but not Minogue, or Hilton)
Bollocks -> blck -> Block
It's funny, but they're just catering for their customer base.
A search for 'naff' just brings up their complete Sat Nav offerings. Remember - spelling and pronunciation probably aren't the strong point of Argos' customers so it's probaly just some phonetic based search system basesd on traditional rhyming chav as in 'oi - av u nicked a sat naff yet?"
If their search facility hadn't crawled to a near halt this lunchtime (for some inexplicable reason) I'd probably research this some more ...
I bought a laptop table for my old job from ikea (dont ask why) and it was called Dave....Dave made me happy, I built him and then tried to adjust his height using his little black knob! But to my horror I broke it off. I felt very bad for a good while...Dave now no longer has his little black knob :(
DAMN YOUR SHODDY CRAFTSMANSHIP IKEA *sniffs*
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