What do “Gushing Granny,” “Fapple,” and “Diabeetus” all have in common? According to the currently defunct Dub the Dew website (which may be up and running by the time you read this), these were the top 3 favorite names in Mountain Dew’s latest campaign.
Although the company proved successful in naming previous drinks via Facebook, when Mountain Dew created a dedicated website to help name a new green-apple-flavored drink, the pranksters of the internet went full-force in suggesting less-than-family-friendly ideas.
Some other names that surfaced on the list included “Grannies Squirt,” “Fapulous Apple,” “DickButt,” and “Moist Nugget.” As of right now, it is unclear as to whether the folks at 4chan or Reddit are to blame for the hilarious suggestions and takeover of the website’s campaign. However, when you allow people to create and vote on user-generated suggestions, shouldn’t companies know not to turn to the internet for help?