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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.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Possibly a pun

Today I found "Freba" in our coop shop. This comes from "fureba" in Japanese, which means something like "if you shake". So it is a form of snack where you are supposed to shake the bag before opening it, to make the flavoring stick to the snacks. I think it is also a pun, since it is quite common to use the English word for "flavor" in Japanese, and that then becomes "fureebaa".

I also like that there is lots of English text that seems to make sense, but where the main part is hidden by a picture of a glass of beer. It makes me curious. What were they trying to say? And why did they cover the text with beer?

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