Thursday, March 6, 2008

Tough Guys Get Mugged

LONDON (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Even tough guys like a nice cup of tea.

James Wosiek and Steven Smith are the creators of MUG!, a bloodstained coffee mug with a brass knuckle handle meant to give any coffee or tea drinker the added touch of toughness.

The idea for the product came from the popular English slang word “mug,” which means idiot, and is used by, as Smith puts it, “hard cockney geezers.”

According to Smith, the mug’s violent exterior will ensure that “nobody steals your biscuits,” while Wosiek says sippin’ tea from the rough cup is “like a slap in the face every morning.”

But the two designers aren’t recommending using the mean mug out on the streets.

Wosiek says, “I hope people don’t use them in a scrap. That would actually make that person a mug. But if you’re not really hard, maybe kind of a wimp, I suppose it would help make you look a bit tougher.”

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