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Saturday, 13 November 2010

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Look honey, we won!

Claiming that a series of popular web advertising campaigns were merely a poor translations of their company's name, Ewe Vwon Limited was still required to appear before Congress to defend accusations of false advertising.

Popping up on several popular websites as an advertisement for one product or another, the flashing ad includes a claim in English saying "You've Won", along with a printed claim that you are their 100,000th visitor to the site. Congress produced several witnesses that could prove that they all received exactly the same message at the same time, and also receive the same claim of prize winnings at several different times of the day. "It's mathematically impossible to have this number of people all becoming the 100,000th winning visitor at the same time", says new Congressman Tommy Kettles. "I'm pretty sure there can only be one winner like that, but I will have to consult with my research staff to validate".

Ewe Vwon marketing Director, Stephan Fechit replied, "We are a small Iceland marketing firm and we contracted with an American counterpart to create the web ads. They somehow misinterpreted our company name and instructions and turned it into some sort of a prize teaser to get people to visit the customer's website. Clearly we know not everybody can be the 100,000th visitor or a prize winner, nor can we change our company name."

Kettles, not quite sure how to respond asked if Ewe Vwon was at least sorry for the mishap. Fechit replied that he was indeed sorry and that he was putting his best lawyer on the case, Mr. Taik Noa Kashun, to straighten the whole mess out.

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