What’s in a Name

In a piece entitled “Prince Charles launches product line with a most unfortunate name,” the UK’s Daily Mail reports that, “[w]ith what could hardly be worse timing as the West braces itself for more terrorist attacks after the carnage in Paris,” the heir to the British throne recently introduced a line of products at the Highgrove Shop under the brand name ISIS.  The ISIS products are a premium line of ceramic lamp stands, vases, and serving bowls that are “inspired by the River Thames, which is known as the Isis in Oxford,” but coincidentally happen to share that name with the fundamentalist Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham.  Read the full article here.

 By Dan Marsh (Flickr: Prince Charles) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons.

By Dan Marsh (Flickr: Prince Charles) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons.

Reposted from the Daily Mail.