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Thread poster: Daniel Frisano

Daniel Frisano
Switzerland
Local time: 21:52
Member (2008)
English to Italian
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Jun 27

Is it just me or the Business Plus member logo looks a lot like a grenade if you don't look closely?

 

Tom in London
United Kingdom
Local time: 20:52
Member (2008)
Italian to English
? Jun 27

Daniel Frisano wrote:

Is it just me or the Business Plus member logo looks a lot like a grenade if you don't look closely?


Where is it?


 

Giovanni Guarnieri MITI, MIL  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 20:52
Member (2004)
English to Italian
Here... Jun 27

https://www.proz.com/business-membership

 

Giovanni Guarnieri MITI, MIL  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 20:52
Member (2004)
English to Italian
yes... Jun 27

Daniel Frisano wrote:

Is it just me or the Business Plus member logo looks a lot like a grenade if you don't look closely?


A hand grenade... or "bomba a mano" as we call it in Italian... icon_smile.gif


 

Tom in London
United Kingdom
Local time: 20:52
Member (2008)
Italian to English
No... Jun 27

Giovanni Guarnieri MITI, MIL wrote:

Daniel Frisano wrote:

Is it just me or the Business Plus member logo looks a lot like a grenade if you don't look closely?


A hand grenade... or "bomba a mano" as we call it in Italian... icon_smile.gif



No. My immediate perception is that it's the globe of the world.

I suppose it all depends on what our visual associations are.


Angie Garbarino
 

Giovanni Guarnieri MITI, MIL  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 20:52
Member (2004)
English to Italian
"if you don't look closely"... Jun 27

was the magic sentence... but I do agree that, if you look closely... icon_smile.gif

[Edited at 2018-06-27 11:56 GMT]


 

Lingua 5B  Identity Verified
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Local time: 21:52
German to Serbian
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Not really. Jun 27

The grenade has an oval egg-like shape and this logo has spherical shape like a Globe.

Btw, I can't believe someone started a thread about this.icon_biggrin.gif


Tom in London
Angie Garbarino
Jorge Payan
 

Tom in London
United Kingdom
Local time: 20:52
Member (2008)
Italian to English
No matter how closely Jun 27

Giovanni Guarnieri MITI, MIL wrote:

was the magic sentence... but I do agree that, if you look closely... icon_smile.gif

[Edited at 2018-06-27 11:56 GMT]


If you're never seen or held a hand grenade then you would not have that association - no matter how closely you look.

Anyway the point about a logo is that you don't look closely. Logos are about instant recognition.

How closely, or for how long, do you need to look at this logo to realise it's a "correct" tick?

tsavub2xt3op0lfybqmb.png

[Edited at 2018-06-27 12:04 GMT]


Angie Garbarino
 

Giovanni Guarnieri MITI, MIL  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 20:52
Member (2004)
English to Italian
Looks like... Jun 27

Tom in London wrote:


How closely, or for how long, do you need to look at this logo to realise it's a "correct" tick?

tsavub2xt3op0lfybqmb.png

[Edited at 2018-06-27 12:04 GMT]


a fishing hook to me... icon_biggrin.gif


 

Katalin Szilárd  Identity Verified
Hungary
Local time: 21:52
Member (2006)
English to Hungarian
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The 2nd logo Jun 27

reminds me of René Magritte's painting (The Treachery of Images) or left half of Poirot's mustacheicon_smile.gif

[Edited at 2018-06-27 13:36 GMT]


 

Tom in London
United Kingdom
Local time: 20:52
Member (2008)
Italian to English
Candle Jun 27

And of course you'll instantly recognise this as a scented candle:

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Lingua 5B  Identity Verified
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Local time: 21:52
German to Serbian
+ ...
Looks like a bird. Jun 27

Giovanni Guarnieri MITI, MIL wrote:

Tom in London wrote:


How closely, or for how long, do you need to look at this logo to realise it's a "correct" tick?

tsavub2xt3op0lfybqmb.png

[Edited at 2018-06-27 12:04 GMT]


a fishing hook to me... icon_biggrin.gif


If you rotate it by 45 degrees to the right it looks like a bird with sharp peak and sharp tail.


 

Mirko Mainardi  Identity Verified
Italy
Local time: 21:52
Member
English to Italian
The perfect slogan to go with the grenade... Jun 27

"... 'cause Business membership iz da Bomb!"

missdutch
 

Jack Doughty  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 20:52
Member (2000)
Russian to English
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Mills bomb Jun 27

The type of grenade we are talking about is the Mills bomb, used by the British Army in the Second World War. We've seen several other images, so I think we ought to see this one.

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Yes, it is oval, not round, but there is a superficial resemblance.

Another business slogan could be the version of the Dwarf Song from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs which goes:

"Heigh-ho, heigh-ho, it's off to work we go,
With a bucket and spade and a hand grenade,
Heigh-ho,
Heigh-ho heigh-ho heigh-ho."

[Edited at 2018-06-28 06:04 GMT]


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