Shiny Poll: the iPad, the iTampon and the big naming debacle, what do you think?

Anna Leach Apple, Top Stories 21 Comments

1 Sanitary_Towel ipad.jpgOkay, so now that #iTampon is currently trending higher than #iPad on Twitter, we gotta ask why Apple made their Jesus gadget sound like a virtual sanitary product? The iPad name has raised a few thousand snarky comments on Twitter. Didn’t take our readers long to pick up on the resonances…

@fasshonaburu omg, the iPad does sound like something women use once a month!
@denisesapenguin loveeeee that #iTampon is trending higher than #iPad, hahahaha.
@DaniGray: You can do things with #iTampon that you just can’t do with #iPad – like biking, horseback riding and swimming. /lol
@misscay Screw the imooncup or whatever the frig it’s called, COME ON MAN CITY! #mcrderby

OH DEAR
Tell us what you think in our poll…

By Anna Leach | January 27th, 2010





  • not a man

    only men seem to think this… *rolls eyes*

  • http://i-tampon.com/blog/ iTampon

    I love it. Mad TV did this years ago and apple stole the idea apparently. Yes!

  • laura

    Am I the only person who thought that the only name better for it than the iPad was the iDepends? (Incontinence humor at Apple?) But seriously, I would have liked to be in that meeting where that name didn’t get crossed off the list and see what other things they thought were worse…. I am not a product namer, but as a Graphic Designer, I have done my fair share of copywriting and this wouldn’t have topped my list. But then again, I am a girl.

  • http://samhedron@yahoo.com simmie

    So what about mouse pads? Dance pads? Padded jackets?

  • http://ambi-irrevens.blogspot.com/ martine votvik

    and what about bachelor pads?

    I don’t really see the problem with the name, but I think I know why everybody’s making jokes about it.

    Yeah somebody made you all think about menstruation, and it’s making you all jittery like a preschool class where somebody mentioned that Rootie rhymes with cootie and now poor little Rootie is ostracized untill they forget about it again. Or a frat house where somebody did something “gay” and now on with the deregatory jokes utill everybodys safe again.

    Wouldn’t it be nice if we lived in a world where a vague refrence to a womans bleeding crotch didn’t automatically result in waves of uncomfortable nervous laughter.

  • JP

    Hmm . . . Seriously the first thing that crossed my mind when hearing the name ipad was that this must be a digital device that is similar to a WRITING pad. Considering the size of the ipad, along with some of its functions, and apple’s penchant for starting many of it’s devices’ names with “i___”, I thought the name “ipad” was perfectly fine. Sanitary napkins didn’t even register in my mind. Now I keep seeing all these juvenile comments about tampons and mooncups. I really don’t get the humor. I’ve never found sanitary napkins,tampons,cups,etc. to be particularly hysterical or joke worthy.

    And by the way, that poll is ridiculous. I’m assuming it was going for the cute and humorous but really it was neither . . .

  • JZ

    What Martine said.

  • http://itampon.com itampon

    check out itampon.com

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