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TrapperKeeper
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1) Who Represents?, a database for agencies that represent the rich and famous:
http://www.whorepresents.com

2) Experts Exchange, a knowledge base where programmers can exchange
advice and views:
http://www.expertsexchange.com

3) Looking for a pen? Look no further than Pen Island:
http://www.penisland.net

4) Need a therapist?
http://www.therapistfinder.com

5) Mole Station Native Nursery, based in New South Wales:
http://www.molestationnursery.com

6) Gas central heating anyone?
http://www.gasheating.co.uk

7) New to Milan and you need electric light? Why not sign up on-line with
Power-Gen?
http://www.powergenitalia.com

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pH
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[ROFL]

Oh, that's too great.

-pH

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Evie3217
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[Laugh] Those are amazing.
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Altáriël of Dorthonion
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Expert Sex Change? Whoa...I know who could use that...
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Kwea
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LOL......that is one funny list!
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I'm at work, and deathly afraid of clicking on those links.
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Yeah. Can anyone give the OK on those? I'd love to see the sites.
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I clicked on 'em all. They are what the text claims they are, not what the domain name looks like.

Edit: Which is to say, they are work safe, although if someone reviews just the list of domain names you visit without looking at the sites themselves you might not want to risk it [Big Grin]

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Looks like the folks at Penis Land are well aware of how their name could be misconstrued. [Big Grin]
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Ahhh, funny! Except I think someone has actually used a vacation on Pen Island to try and pick me up. Now that I see it written... Ew!
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What's gasheating supposed to be?
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Make the break after the H.
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Funny indeed, though I think the Pen Island website is intended as a joke and is not a real company.
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That's awesome.

Truly hilarious. This is the kind of funny you only get on the internet, where the letters are all smushed together and lowercase.

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Oh. I googled it. It's not very funny and not obvious. But the others are good. [Smile]
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I dont really get the gasheating either.

Ok, gash eating. Still not funny or gross.

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Gash is one slang term I've never heard used for that part of the body. It's actually pretty dorky. I hope it never gets popular.
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Out of (sort of unrelated) curiosity, why are some foreign sites .com? Isn't that specifically for American sites?
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.com means commercial site. Dont know how it relates to international business, but I would think that if any company regardless of nationality bought a domain name from an american registry and it was available, they could use .com.

Don't know, but i bet if they registered the domain name from another countries registrar, it might be coke.com.uk or something like that.

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.com is intended to mean commercial site, and may be purchased by anyone for any purpose. Every country (including the US) also has a country tld (top level domain), with which they may do as they wish.

The US's is .us, the uk's is .uk, tuvalu's is .tv, et cetera. In the case of the US government, they have also appropriated .gov.

The UK puts commercial sites (afaik, this really means anybody who bothers to purchase such a domain name) under .co.uk .

Such a practice is not required; a government could reserve the country domain for left handed plowmen under five feet tall whose daughters are named luanne, and make everyone else use .com/net/org (et cetera) domains, but usually they divide up the domain similarly to how the main tlds are divided up.

Tuvalu, mentioned above, is a small nation which sold the rights to their tld for a considerable sum of money, instead of using it themselves.

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quote:
Originally posted by TrapperKeeper:
2) Experts Exchange, a knowledge base where programmers can exchange
advice and views:
http://www.expertsexchange.com

[ROFL]

Actually, the real site is at: www.experts-exchange.com. That other site is a dummie with absolutely no content. Searched it with Google ("site:expertsexchange.com perl") and it didn't have any hits for "perl"... a complete fraud. Where "site:experts-exchange.com perl" shows you what the real site has...

I always hated hyphens. At least I know why those guys picked it. At least I would have grabbed the other names (w/o "s": www.expertexchange.com) and had them relocate to the real site.

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Those are funny!
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Haha. It took me about three seconds to get gash eating, and I thought it was funny.
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eesh! You can't let me read things like that when I'm trying to not wake everyone up! They made me laugh out loud. quite literally, lol.
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quote:
Gash is one slang term I've never heard used for that part of the body.
Ah. Now I get it. Yeah, that's pretty lame. Too obscure to really be effective. If I just saw "whorepresents" or "molestationnursery" without any context, I would definitely pause and raise an eyebrow. But "gasheating" I would not, without special prompting, read as anything but "gas heating".
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I always thaught a gash was a bad wound that bleeds a lot, so i'd probably see gasheating as gash eating, then realize that it made no sense, and was gas heating.

guess i just don't get it. [Dont Know]

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womans privates.
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That was the only one I read correctly, as well.
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I know of a local shop with a similar conundrum in the name.

(www.surplusexchange.org) Surplus Exhange

I guess if one website's 'expert' in them, one will have 'surplus' of them. [Smile]

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umm.... how does that work? As far as I know, "surplu" doesn't mean anything. surplu/sex/change

....?

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But it's easy to read that as "super".
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Yeah, either "Super" or "Surplus". It's not perfect, of course. [Smile]

On that note, I might ask how I should read your username... [Wink]

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[ROFL]
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