Question by  elsewhen (627)

Why does IKEA have some lame names for their furniture?

some of the names are really negative sounding in english, like i think i saw "dorka" and "lack." you'd think that they would have a marketing staff that would make sure that the names worked well in other languages?


Answer by  philosophy (243)

Many people in Sweden speak english, so I think that someone on their staff knows the connotations of these words. I think all of this is intentional, and they are trying to add a little charm to their names. Not sure how well it is working, but they are trying.


Answer by  gallicanon1 (64)

Not all the furniture has dorky names. Most equipment for example is names Besta, a very appealing name for consumers. Some names however slipped through the name cracks.


Answer by  percy3273 (15)

well ikea is kinda dumb...


Answer by  Karan (16)

Because of its features, the quality of products used in the making of this furniture making it obtain such name. Also the design are so lame that IKEA had name such a lame name for its furniture. It lack many features.

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