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Post  wyatt1 on Sat Mar 29, 2014 1:41 pm


This is probably the most famous URL with a double meaning. Purporting to sell pens from an island, Pen Island is a rather obvious joke site that’s been created specifically because the words read completely differently when pushed together.
There are other variations on the URL, including, although this domain doesn’t lead to a real site. Yet, it’s still reference on Pen Island’s homepage where it’s called an imposter.
The fact that you can’t actually buy a pen from the site - various messages make excuses about an outbreak of swine flu on a nearby island - mean that we can’t rank this particular site any higher in our top 10.
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Not a theme park celebrating the male member, but a prank website supposedly selling pens


This is one of those ‘lost in translation’ problems where the meaning is different if the word is taken literally in English instead of the native language. This Finnish recipe site only needs an additional ‘e’ at the end to make more sense to English speakers, but as it stands, it’s possible to believe that it might contain images of primates’ breasts.
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A genuine Finnish site whose name doesn't read too well in English


Here we have another example of a phrase that has a completely different meaning if read in English rather than French, as it’s supposed it. Les Bocages is the site of an English tree surgeon based in Brittany. Bocage is a Norman word that means wood or small forest, but when viewed in the address bar by an English speaker, it could just as well read Lesbo Cages and be a site selling enclosures for gay women.
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A second example of when foreign words appear to suggest something seedy when read as English


Visiting Rarotonga and need to rent a vehicle? This website can help. It’s rather unfortunate, as with every website that uses the Cook Islands’ top-level domain ( that it’s all to easy to read the word cock after the domain name. In this case, the visitor could well be after an inexpensive enlargement procedure, only to be disappointed when they find that they can merely book a rental car for their holidays.
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The Cook Islands have a hilarious top-level domain name


Although it’s conceivable that fans of the Klu Klux Klan might think this is a social networking site for racists, it’s actually for the Black Hat eBook. It’s all about SEO, you see - the process of making your web pages rank better in search engines such as google. We’re surprised that the owners of this domain haven’t changed it, but perhaps the site gets more hits because of the unintentional second meaning? We’re not sure, but it’s still live today.
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Hard to believe it's a genuine mistake, but Black Hat's eBook seems to be


Anyone with a head for business knows that the customer is always right, so it’s best not to tell them to eff off in the URL of your website. But that’s exactly what Effective Office Environments, based in Cincinnati, appears to do.
The firm aims to “be a leader in planning and managing effective interiors for working, learning, and health care facilities. We work with you throughout your move or renovation to make it a successful transition.”
We’d suggest a name change, though. It might prevent customers from skipping over the search result in Google and plumping for a company with a less offensive-sounding name.
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As name shortening goes, this is one of the most inappropriate


Based just off the M56 near Runcorn, this British company manufactures bespoke bed spreads, both contemporary and traditional. We’re sure the products are great, but whoever decided to use a French word as the company name evidently never thought how it might look as a website URL. La Drape shouldn’t raise any eyebrows on headed notepaper, but in a web browser it takes on an entirely different meaning.
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Not rape, but drapes. A better name would have been Bespoke Quilts


Walk of Life is a Dutch events agency, but for reasons unknown to us, its URL is Obviously it’s meant to be Holland’s Hit Festival, but it sounds like it could be a gathering where people get to grips with manure.
Our advice to anyone choosing a domain is to make it plain what the website is about and this does anything but that. A more sensible choice would have been but that’s quite an unreadable mouthful. Maybe a complete change of company name then?
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First rule of web naming: check there are no expletives in your URL


Struggling to find the perfect gift for someone who sleeps around? Don’t try as all you’ll get is a comprehensive database of entertainment industry contacts.
If only the web differentiated between upper- and lower-case characters in domain names - or supported spaces - then this kind of unintended meaning would be avoided. Since it doesn’t we can continue to chuckle at poorly chosen URLs such as this.
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Far too easy to mis-read, this entertainment industry site refuses to change its name


Although well known, this is the URL that made us laugh the hardest. If you’re looking for a therapist, this Californian site can help you find one. However, it’s all to easy to mis-read it as The Rapist Finder, which is presumably why the domain now redirects to
Similarly, a website called is now occupied by a ‘typo-squatting’ site which simply contains links to other sites.
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Although this URL links to a more thoughtfully named site, it still works

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