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IKEA product names demystified

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LightningCrash
07-30-2007
11:37 AM ET (US)
What of the Jerker desk? I've never met a man named Jerker.
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Smulan
03-28-2007
04:14 AM ET (US)
Nice try at logic- but sadly not quite accurate. The dining tables and chairs are mostly place names (Swedish with a hint of Lappish), the dining chairs are mostly men's names, with the occasional place name here too. Bathroom storage has water-related names that are generally real or imaginary place names, with the occasional "unwatery" placename like Aspudden (a suburb of Stockholm) chucked in to confuse us. Again, bookcases and storage furniture are mostly place names, though I'm missing the proposed Norwegian connection: Fjällnäs, Liatorp, Grimle, etc. are all places in Sweden.
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CPGPerson was signed in when posted
09-05-2003
09:54 AM ET (US)
Okay, so what were the Poopli and Krunk pencilboxes named after?
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ahaPerson was signed in when posted
09-03-2003
08:14 PM ET (US)
Kinda the reverse here, where men are often named after doorknobs or dipsticks.
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TimmyTPerson was signed in when posted
09-03-2003
05:57 PM ET (US)
Okay... what occupation exactly does my Billy bookcase represent?

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