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And in the language of LOLcats, "food" is rendered as "fud" - no umlaut, though.

http://speaklolcat.com/

http://icanhascheezburger.com/

And I'm about to UpchUck. Sorry. Couldn't figure out how to put the two umlauts in that word.

Wait, though - Fud = “fōōd,”?!
Did they take the same phonics classes I did in the first grade? The long - ō - says its name, yes? So, it's pronounced /fohd/?

Wow.

Interesting too how in the other two examples you cite, the companies also use a contrasting color for the "ü". I guess it's to highlight the smiley face aspect.

Here's what the internet is for - an incredible Wikipedia entry about the "Heavy Metal Umlaut":

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heavy_metal_umlaut

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