Companies spend big bucks to make us remember them. They put billboards along the roads, run commercials during the Super Bowl, and have celebrities posting their products on social media. But whatever message they're trying to send, ultimately it's the relationship we have with them that matters.

A few days ago, Reddit user NotANameReally posted a question on the platform: "If brands were brutally honest, what brand would have what slogan?" And people responded. From IKEA and YouTube to Nike and Google, no business was safe. Continue scrolling and check out their poetic truth bombs. They're grrrrrrreat!

#1

Internet Explorer

Internet Explorer

belgarath1987 Report

Ryan Deschanel
Community Member
6 months ago

The one time I used it...

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NotANameReally said the idea to ask this question wasn't that spotaneous. "[I thought of it] sitting down, trying to come up with something to post that would make people think, enjoy reading, and replying to," the Reddit user told Bored Panda.

According to them, the discussion that followed was a really pleasant one. "Every reply seemed very relatable to everyone, including me. My favorites were all the funny Comcast comments and the Taco Bell comment by Ferrrociousb. It said, "Taco Bell: you can make 32 different things with those 5 ingredients, why mess with perfection?"

#2

IKEA

IKEA

thwgrandpigeon Report

Candace Fitzpatrick
Community Member
6 months ago

And the lingonberry juice

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#3

Friskies

Friskies

Possible-Drummer-225 Report

Candace Fitzpatrick
Community Member
6 months ago

I upvoted for the picture

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Communications and Outreach Team Leader at Creatopy, Diana Bolboaca, likes to think of a brand like a person. So if its logo is like its face, a slogan is like its voice. It either catches your attention and speaks to you or you can't really understand what it is blabbering about.

"You know how important first impressions are," Bolboaca wrote. "[But] not all big brands have catchy slogans, though, while some of them create a new one for each major campaign. So no, having a catchy tagline or slogan is not the cornerstone of success and ... you don’t need to hit the nail right on the head the first time."

#4

Facebook

Facebook

Ace_Wiccan Report

Malek Basata
Community Member
6 months ago

or watch one video end up knowing the code for the Hiroshima bomb

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#5

Trojan

Trojan

Bmkiesel Report

Bardhi's Dad
Community Member
6 months ago

Kids are priceless

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"But having a catchy slogan up your sleeve is undoubtedly a great way to cut corners when approaching your audience, and a useful tool in your arsenal when it’s time to get creative," Bolboaca explained.

The creative said that slogans are meant to persuade and act as a shadow identity of a brand while promoting a specific product or service—a genuinely successful slogan is also a long-term commitment. A good slogan is memorable, positive, and sets its brand apart as well as highlights its benefits.

#6

Tesla

Tesla

hucksire Report

Susan Green
Community Member
6 months ago (edited)

Ha! This is great! Nikola Tesla was a genius.

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#7

The Simpsons

The Simpsons

TricksterPriestJace Report

troufaki13
Community Member
6 months ago

I'm totally convinced that God is watching the Simpsons and taking notes! :D

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From a consumer point of view, NotANameReally thinks slogans need to be honest to let us know what the business is about instead of being vague or straight up lying but being too open might bring hatred towards the company or a massive loss of consumers that they used to have before. So they need to be balanced.

#8

Twitter

Twitter

Freshmasta85 Report

Malek Basata
Community Member
6 months ago

or push someone to commit suicide because he is gay

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#9

Nike

Nike

EllvaStarsong Report

Helen Haley
Community Member
6 months ago

Not if I can help it.

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#10

Hot Pockets

Hot Pockets

Efficient_Bank871 Report

Helen Haley
Community Member
6 months ago

Lava or frozen, there is no warm.

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#11

Gilette Woman

Gilette Woman

cyberpunkfrog Report

troufaki13
Community Member
6 months ago

Blue is primary color. Pink is blue, red and white. This is why it costs more! No? Ok, let me think of something else then...

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#12

Target

Target

Kayyne Report

Bardhi's Dad
Community Member
6 months ago

I like this slogan

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#13

Q-Tips

Q-Tips

thoawaydatrash Report

troufaki13
Community Member
6 months ago

Sometimes I clean my belly button with q-tips! O.O

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#14

Instant Ramen

Instant Ramen

Bentzsco Report

Truth Monster
Community Member
6 months ago

you'd be much better off with beans and rice. Most of these noodles are chemical franken-noodles that are gastrointestinal disasters waiting to happen. So delicious, so very deadly.

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#15

Starbucks

Starbucks

Sadlycoris Report

troufaki13
Community Member
6 months ago

And re-invent your name!

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#16

WebMD

WebMD

danngree Report

Sum Guy
Community Member
6 months ago

I have never used these kind of webites

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#17

Instagram

Instagram

They0848 Report

Candace Fitzpatrick
Community Member
6 months ago

When I want to laugh at cat and dog videos

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#18

Amazon

Amazon

Saybrooke Report

Andrew Gibb
Community Member
6 months ago

why I don't use Amazon- And Jeff doesn't need my money

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#19

Bing

Bing

uvero Report

Helen Haley
Community Member
6 months ago

When you want to work harder to find what you're looking for.

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#20

Disney

Disney

alpaca1yps Report

Andrew Gibb
Community Member
6 months ago

when you need someone else's imagination to entertain yourself.

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#21

Youtube

Youtube

Chris-1235 Report

Gandalf the Pink
Community Member
6 months ago

This is currently right under the adblocker one. I mean... 🤫

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#22

Reddit

Reddit

silentxxkilla Report

rspanther
Community Member
6 months ago

I think drinking the shampoo would be less toxic than reading Reddit.

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#23

Ryanair

Ryanair

PropellerHead15 Report

troufaki13
Community Member
6 months ago

When you are your own closet...

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#24

Altoids

Altoids

CM_UW Report

Toea Muresan Iulia
Community Member
6 months ago

yes, change!

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#25

UPS

UPS

Firthmaxia Report

Rob Dabank
Community Member
6 months ago

.....maybe

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#26

Google

Google

theGuyInIT Report

Vorknkx
Community Member
6 months ago

The ironic thing is that we give them our data willingly.

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#27

Applebee’s

Applebee’s

SSSS_car_go Report

Bardhi's Dad
Community Member
6 months ago

Ouch

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#28

Wish

Wish

pedro_mc Report

Ray Martin
Community Member
6 months ago

You pay a lot more for what you get.

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#29

Walmart

Walmart

refreshing_username Report

Malek Basata
Community Member
6 months ago

or youre rich and dont onow where to spend

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#30

Apple

Apple

LATER4LUS Report

Bart Schatteman
Community Member
6 months ago

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#31

Mountain Dew

Mountain Dew

Nacho_Beardre Report

Bardhi's Dad
Community Member
6 months ago

Goodbye teeth

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#32

Yellow Pages

Yellow Pages

CM_UW Report

Shalini Pabreja
Community Member
6 months ago

Why keep doing this? So much paper wasted!

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#33

Adblocker

Adblocker

Harleye Report

Indra Servo
Community Member
6 months ago

A feature your web browsers forgot to include

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#34

Gap Kids

Gap Kids

pighalf Report

Samantha PandaNotBored
Community Member
6 months ago

Oh

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#35

Drano

Drano

IrishUpstart Report

Truth Monster
Community Member
6 months ago

Well, this one is super dark

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