4.24.2006

Nu Mu Words (and Nu Mu Promises)

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The day after my post about NuUnion's goofy name, a friend asked me if I'd caught a new Washington Mutual television ad. I'd never heard of them, but they have a few banks around the state, probably the result of a merger or acquisition.
Any-hoo.
They refer to themselves as "WaMu." Pronounced, Wah-Moo. Their tagline: "The WaMu Way."
It's kind of fun, and interesting that a bank would take on such a moniker. They're trying for the hipper, younger, fun-loving-er customer, I'd say.
They have an education rewards credit card called "WaMoolah."
Cute.
Now, they just need to merge with NuUnion and become:

WaMuNu.

or, NuWaMu?

3 comments:

ACoolKid said...

Curiouser.

If we're talking Greek, though...

Nu is "New," Mu should be "Mew." Which would actually fit Washington Mutual better. Or am I supposed to be pronouncing it Moo-tual. It sounds very Jersey...

BP said...

Washington Mutual's been around for a while. I'm guessing the WaMu thing started as an ad push very recently (just saw it today). Struck me as completely wonky. They have a good reputation, though.

eric j. sherman said...

Baa-Ram-Ewe
Baa-Ram-Ewe...