Location, location, location: 28 years of MicroScope funnies (12)

Last week we recounted the story about the poor people working at Wang's offices in Cologne who had to answer the phone with the following words: "Wang - Cologne." But Wang wasn't the only company with a name that suffered from unfortunate juxtaposition with other words. Back in the la

Last week we recounted the story about the poor people working at Wang's offices in Cologne who had to answer the phone with the following words: "Wang - Cologne."

But Wang wasn't the only company with a name that suffered from unfortunate juxtaposition with other words. Back in the late 90s, staff at the Siemens office near Heathrow refused to swallow an attempt by their management to adopt a similar policy of answering the phone with the company name and location.

You can understand their reluctance when you realise their office was in Staines.
This was first published in April 2011

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