Off topic: Product name of the year?
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Nicole Schnell  Identity Verified
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Jan 9, 2013




Can be ordered here:

http://gelnewass.com/


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Barbara Carrara  Identity Verified
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What A Gem! Jan 9, 2013

Newassing brilliant, as always, Nicole!
Thanks for the laugh!


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Yasutomo Kanazawa  Identity Verified
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Way to go! Jan 9, 2013

I bet people who are suffering from this disease would die to get their behind exchanged for a brand new one. lol

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Tom in London
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Nicole Schnell wrote:




Can be ordered here:

http://gelnewass.com/


I wonder if you're supposed to insert that whole thing?


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Lingua 5B  Identity Verified
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Is NewAss a trademark? Jan 9, 2013

I see everything has been translated or copywritten in Spanish but NewAss sounds better in English. lol

Depending on agreement, sometimes they are translating/adapting trademark names as well.


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Wow Jan 9, 2013

Sooo cute : ))

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lexical  Identity Verified
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Not funny Jan 9, 2013

All jolly titi-hilarious, isn't it? Let's all have a good giggle. Unless YOU have hemorrhoids, when it suddenly isn't very funny.

Grow up.


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Stanislav Pokorny  Identity Verified
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:D Jan 9, 2013

Tom in London wrote:
I wonder if you're supposed to insert that whole thing?


Now that would be some fun!


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That's precisely what makes me shake my head Jan 11, 2013

lexical wrote:

All jolly titi-hilarious, isn't it? Let's all have a good giggle. Unless YOU have hemorrhoids, when it suddenly isn't very funny.

Grow up.



If a manufacturer chooses to pick such a name for their product, we should not blame the amused reader who finds this result hilarious. A tongue-in-cheek approach such as the product name "Beano" ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beano_(dietary_supplement) ) has proven to be successful on their market - "NewAss" however is plain vulgar.

The joke is on the manufacturer. Not on the people who suffer from this ailment.


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The product sounds like a joke Jan 11, 2013

Nicole is right.

The product sounds like a joke itself or like a very bad translation using Google Translate. I haven't checked the producer, but to me it seems like a non-anglophone producer who can't even conceive what kind of connotations and tone this can have in English. It makes you laugh as soon as you lay eyes on that name.

Not sure why all this would be audience's responsibility, rather than the producer's.


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