Bad Idea Dept.

'Nigaz' Venture Stirs Debate

You're an executive for the Russian oil conglomerate, Gazprom. You're starting a new venture in Nigeria. What to name it? "Nigaz." Meant to be pronounce "nye-gaz," it can be read another way. Bloggers and Facebook denizens have begun to protest but Russian officials have already agreed to spend $2.5 billion on the new poorly-named project.