And here it is, ladies and gentlemen, your moment of Norse.

Today I encountered a line of beauty products with the curious name of Voluspa.

Question: Was the name chosen at random, simply because it contains the three letters “spa?” Or is there a plan for a whole advertising campaign: “Pamper yourself like Freyja on the eve of Ragnarök?”

Published in: on September 3, 2010 at 22:14  Comments (4)  
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  1. Okay, first of all, the ads that show up on this post are hilarious. Gods of Asgard! Norse tattoo designs!

    Having said that — my guess is somebody aimed for a portmanteau of “voluptuous” and “spa,” and had NO IDEA they were prophesying the Twilight of the Gods with the name.

    • Ah! I hadn’t thought of the “voluptuous” aspect. For some reason, my mental auto-complete of “volu-” is “voluminous,” which isn’t necessarily the best word for a spa product.

  2. Cosmetic names are bizarre. One of the ripoffs of Opium promised “the exotic fragrance of cinnabar”. Er. Yes.

    BTW, how are you doing the equations in your physics posts?

    • Mmm. Smells like mercury poisoning.

      WordPress actually has built-in support for LaTeX, for which I love them forever.

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