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IKEA products that could be names from Star Wars

July 28th, 2006

This is the first entry in our series of IKEA lists. As I looked through the IKEA online catalogue, certain combinations of words attracted me—those products that bore not one, but two names suggested surnames and identities that seemed vaguely familiar. Where else had I heard similar combinations of carefully ambiguous, yet strangely descriptive names? […]

The IKEA list series

July 28th, 2006

Walking through an IKEA store, I’m often amused at the names given to various products; how can you not giggle at a wall cabinet given the unlikely name of ASPUDDEN? I know it’s slightly juvenile to find such things humorous, but having no knowledge of Swedish, it all becomes just a delightful deluge of unintentionally […]