iPhone Game 'Pussy Flip' Is Being Renamed, So Stop Snickering

Some video game names just aren't meant to be. Take Puck-Man, the original, susceptible-to-vandalism name for Pac-Man. Or take today's example, the iPhone game soon-to-be-formerly-known-as Pussy Flip.

The Othello-style game will be updated later this month, its creators at UK development studio Kwalee, adding achievements, a new mode, a new board and a new name.

"With it's new update Pussy Flip will be renamed as Flip the Cats, which will work better in global markets and better describes what the game is about."

Well, yeah, that name might raise a few less eyebrows.

When I saw this morning's name-change news, I wondered, on Twitter, if perhaps "pussy" didn't have all the same connotations in the UK that it does in the US. Or if it's only used in the UK for cat.

A few folks replied:


Comments

    I'm feeling sad about this. And I'm even running Android.

    Yeah it is probably not the best name for a game.

    Funnily enough Americans refer to bums as a "fanny", yet in Britain and Australia it is slang for vagina. I laught a lot when I hear them talking about fanny packs. HAHAHAHA WORDS ARE FUNNY.

    Last edited 11/01/13 2:22 pm

    Drop the "The." Just "Flip Cats." It's cleaner.

    Kitty Flip would have been Better.

    Oh, Reggie. Fighting for your country, you're such a pussy.

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