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    One of my friends who works in cosmetic industry wants to choose a brand name. He asked me to help him because he thinks my English is better than his English. They want to mix these two words "pharma" and "cis" and make "pharmacis" or "pharma cis". They want to know if this combination is possible and it doesn't have a negative or bad meaning. And what can the new word (pharmacis / pharma cis) mean?
    Thanks very much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by English4everyone View Post
    And what can the new word (pharmacis / pharma cis) mean?
    Thanks very much.
    NOT A TEACHER

    It means nothing to me.
    Last edited by Chicken Sandwich; 16-Sep-2012 at 19:50.

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    It means nothing to me either.

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    Do you think that it might have a bad or negative meaning? Or might it cause any misunderstanding?

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    Quote Originally Posted by English4everyone View Post
    Do you think that it might have a bad or negative meaning? Or might it cause any misunderstanding?
    It doesn't mean anything, negative or positive.

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    Ok, it doesn't mean anything. But it can be a brand name, can't it? I mean do we always have to choose a meaningful brand name or can it be a made-up name without any meaning?

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    Quote Originally Posted by English4everyone View Post
    Ok, it doesn't mean anything. But it can be a brand name, can't it? Yes
    I mean do we always have to choose a meaningful brand name No
    or can it be a made-up name without any meaning? Yes
    Your chosen name may well remind people of pharmacist. This may or may not be a good thing.

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    It really will depend on what the product is. As 5jj said, the word is so close to "pharmacist" that unless the product is medically-related in some way, it will be rather confusing. Do you know why your friend wants to use "pharma" at the beginning of the brand name, given its connotations?
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    'Pharmacis' is already taken! Google

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    not a teacher

    A brand name should ideally be unique, catchy and not ambiguous.
    'Pharma cis' is rather ambiguous as it sounds almost like pharmacist.

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