Ikea is selling an electrical gizmo which looks like it’s called ‘SLUT’

IKEA is selling a rather dull electronic transformer which appears to have the name “slut”.

But there’s a logical reason why the product seems to have this rude-sounding moniker.


Gary Shienwald

Here are three of the ‘sluts’ on sale in Ikea[/caption]

The gizmo is actually part of a range called Ansluta, which includes a £7 transformer which can be used to power three lights at a time.

But in a branch of Ikea in Burbank, California, the product’s label was allegedly curved around it so that the word “slut” was clearly visible.

Entrepreneur Simon Rockman, who runs a firm called Fuss Free Phones, shared a picture of the x-rated plug extension on his blog.

He claimed the picture showed three slut plugs in the store’s returns department, which is often used to get refunds for furniture or pick up spare parts which weren’t included in the box.


A screenshot from the Ikea website showing the Ansluta product

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“In this case the bit which was missing was common sense,” he joked.

The naming team at IKEA uses a database of Swedish words to assign names to its new products, although there are some exceptions.

Swivel chairs are given Scandinavian boy’s names, for instance, while kitchen accessories such as frying pans are named after fishes and mushrooms.

You can find out more about Ikea’s naming protocol by clicking here.



Source: thesun
Ikea is selling an electrical gizmo which looks like it’s called ‘SLUT’