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Born in Stockholm (Sweden), now live in Sapporo (Japan). Hold a Ph.D. in computer science and work with computers during the days, perform magic in a bar during the nights (and weekends, for kids). Also used to teach historical fencing back in Sweden.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Weird product names series: tit collection+ and crunky nude balls

In Japan, there are many signs, t-shirts, posters, product names, etc. that are written with Latin letters or have foreign names. Sometimes (surprisingly often, actually) the English (usually it is English) is quite broken. There are for instance more signs in Japan telling me that a shop is "Close" than there are signs that correctly state it is "Closed".

Sometimes the English or other foreign language is broken in funny ways. Here is a photo from our university coop, that evidently sells a "tit collection+". Though in this case it is just the (un)fortunate placement of the price tag that makes it interesting (it is supposed to say "Petit collection").


Here is another nice product sold at the coop: "Crunky Ball Nude". Who names a produce crunky nude balls? "Nude" and "Ball" can be expected to be understood by Japanese people too as what you might think of when hearing "nude balls".

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