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NSFW It costs $78, it is available in black, red or white and it is called the WANK E5.

No, not an personalised number plate, but the name of a Nokia handset on sale at SoloMobi, a Chinese retailer.

Going Solo? That sounds about right.

We guess the name will change soon enough; and before sniggering too hard, we happily acknowledge that SoloMobi or Nokia's English is a helluva lot better than our Chinese. Or Finnish, now we think of it.

Meanwhile, raise your wrists to another hilarious language misunderstanding. And let's fondly recall Mount Wank in Bavaria, the picturesque town of Fucking in Austria. and our favourite football team Deportivo Wanka, of Peru.

[Hat tip to Tony Armstrong.]

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NSFW? We know some employers frown on sweary stuff.

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