A LAST-MINUTE VALENTINE’S GIFT? HOW ABOUT A PENARTH THONG?

Could this be an ideal Valentine's Day gift - a Penarth thong at £10:50?

Could this be an ideal Valentine’s Day gift – a Penarth thong at £10:50?

A range of clothing and fashion accessories bearing an “alternative” Penarth crest is being now marketed around the world by an American multinational firm.

CafePress Incorporated – which describes itself as “the recognized pioneer of customizable retail products”, sells – internationally – everything from Penarth T-Shirts to Penarth tote-bags and… perhaps an appropriate gift for St Valentine’s Day – even a “Penarth family thong“. (£10:50 – but check the chart to make sure the size is right).

The real Penarth Town Crest (left) and the "alternative" crest marketed on CafePress products

The real Penarth Town Crest (left) and the “alternative” crest marketed on CafePress products

The impressive “Penarth” crest on this and several other  CafePress products however isn’t the town’s famous official “Three Bears” crest originally designed 1875 for the Penarth Local Board of Health (the fore-runner of the Town Council ) .

The rival mediaeval-style design was created in 2008  and controversially-entitled “Penarth (of Cardiff)”  by another US company called Joy Empire Inc. who must have had wind of the forthcoming merger with Cardiff.

More than 40 products bear the crest and the word "Penarth"

More than 40 products bear the crest and the word “Penarth” – including a ‘must-have’ dog-Tshirt

Penarth Town Council has council has previously objected to the marketing of products bearing a “re-worked” version of the town crest   (See PDN  http://tinyurl.com/j3xasxp – ) and forced suppliers to abandon such plans.

In this case however the word Penarth is being interpreted by CafePress as a “family name” as opposed to the name of a town which presumably gets around objections and entitles the company to use the “alternative” crest and the name.

…And if a “Penarth” thong is perhaps too personal, then there are Penarth boxer-shorts, aprons and even beer-steins available.

 

 

 

 

 

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8 Responses to A LAST-MINUTE VALENTINE’S GIFT? HOW ABOUT A PENARTH THONG?

  1. Jonnyoneye says:

    A, ‘…….family thong’ ?
    For sharing I presume ? With the dog as well ?
    Whatever will the Yanks come up with next !

  2. Jane says:

    How completely revolting.

  3. Brickie says:

    Who the heck buys them?!

  4. Penarffiffian says:

    I believe anyone can make an account with CafePress to upload their own designs. Perhaps someone with more artistic skills than I have could upload the real Penarth crest!

  5. snoggerdog says:

    i dont think its a good idea to put all your eggs in one basket,or put all your “things” in one thong !

  6. Ivor Bagman says:

    Looks like
    Diminutive
    Golden balls
    On an obese
    Grounding crow !!

  7. KnockJohn says:

    If Penarth Town Council has council has previously objected to the marketing of products bearing a “re-worked” version of the town crest, I wonder whether the Penarth RFC one, which is similar but has notable differences including the wording of the motto, would suffer the same issues. Please see https://twitter.com/penarthrfc for the Rugby Club version.

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