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A fowl-up by any other name

FukuppyThe Japanese fridge-making company Fukushima Industries, of Osaka, is considering a new name for its mascot because the current one does not translate well into English. Though this is not the worst thing to happen to things called Fukushima in recent years – the tsunami and subsequent radiation release take that honour – the mascot, designed to look like a red-footed winged chicken (and why not?), glories in the name Fukuppy.


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