The Pizza Hut P’Zone started to get some heavy promotion here in Vancouver, both on radio and television. The first time we heard the ad we were in the car.
The P’Zone makes sense in the context of the Pizza Hut brand, but it seems like someone didn’t do their homework on the name. About how the name sounds, not how it looks.
In the ad, P’Zone is not pronounced like "P [space] Zone" it’s pronounced in a very slurred way, and sounds a lot like "Pezone" or, as Ianiv pointed out, "Pezón". And that’s not a good thing.
See, Pezón means nipple in Spanish. The radio spot really makes the whole word-similarity come alive. In the radio ad, a guy is "pumping" two P’Zones because they are so big it’s like lifting weight. However, now all I hear is a guy "pumping Pezóns". And the end tagline is something like "grab a Pezón."