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September 25, 2015


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Sooo, I guess the Billbox thing is trying to look like zeroes and ones -- okay. I guess.
But I am well baffled by Tampon and Hatchet Hall. Sometimes it seems like it's a Thing to make everything super complicated. Are consumers supposed to enjoy the feeling that the seller is smug and thinks they're smarter than they are??

I know "tampon" actually means "stamp" in French - does it have a similar innocuous meaning in German or Italian? Still, someone did not run that name by a native English speaker.

SamC: The French verb "tamponner" means to stamp, but with a seal or stamp, not with a foot. The German meaning of "tampon" is identical to the English meaning. Definitely an ill-chosen name.

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