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Saturday, May 31, 2008

Kazoo - What's In The Name?


NameWire is a blog about product naming written by the folks at Stategic Name Development. They recently posted an article about the name "kazoo."

Outtakes:

The kazoo is, interestingly, the only truly American instrument, leading some to believe it should be our national instrument.
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I doubt the movement to make the kazoo our national instrument will go anywhere, because the word kazoo is simply too silly. But, on the other hand, its no different than a lot of Web 2.0 names.


NameWire points out the importance of a good product name and makes a business out of helping clients develop great product names.

We at the Kazoobie Kazoos Blog think the word "kazoo" is the perfect word to describe America's unique musical instrument, and we don't think it's a "silly" word at all. At least no more silly than "NameWire." What do you think?

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Make The Kazoo America's Official Musical Instrument

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Humphrey Lyttelton Goes Out With A Big Kazoo Band


Humphrey Lyttelton, the jazz trumpeter who became doyen of the double entendre as chairman of the quiz show I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Clue, is to make a bid from beyond the grave to enter the record books as leader of the world’s biggest kazoo band.

Lyttelton, who died on Friday aged 86 after heart surgery, equipped every member of the 3,550-strong audience with a kazoo at a live version of the radio programme earlier this month at the Hammersmith Apollo in London and encouraged them to hum into the simple instrument.

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