What’s in a name?

“When Netflix added Scrotal Recall in early 2015, it enraged and befuddled subscribers with that title. But the British import turned out to be charming, slightly High Fidelity-esque rom-com about a man (Johnny Flynn) whose chlamydia diagnosis has him revisiting his past relationships.” From: Netflix is finally changing the name of the horribly titled Scrotal Recall · Newswire · The A.V. Club

Well, here we are then.

I’ve never really thought about it before, but it occurs to me now that the word “scrotum” is nearly as unappealing as the thing that it describes. Frankly, it’s a body part that smacks of laziness on the part of the designer. It’s functional yes, but there’s not much going on visually. “Eh, just put a lot of skin down there or something. Don’t spend a lot of time on it.”

Not that I have any ideas for possible improvements. Maybe it could glow in the dark or something? It’d certainly give “flashing” a whole new meaning.

What’s in a name?

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