Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Random Picture 63


Sometimes I find it nearly impossible to believe that certain funny English naming conventions are merely coincidental. In fact, I imagine that there is some foreign guy who is a native speaker of English working in the marketing department who has the most impeccable poker face in the world lobbing ideas at his Japanese compatriots that have sexual innuendo implanted into them. I can believe that "creaming powder" is just a Japanese English way of talking about non-dairy creamer, but the fact that the brand name is "Rising" stretches my sense that this is mere coincidence. I also wonder if this may be a subliminal message plant by the Japanese government in the hopes of boosting Japan's dismal birth rate.

4 comments:

bingata744 said...

I love your comments and observations. This one is hysterical!! Thank you for posting it. I've been a quiet lurker for a couple of years, but this one really hit me! Will continue to read this and 1000 Things ---- again, thank you!

Dani said...

Simply HI-larious! I, too, have often wondered about English-based names for some Asian products (or other non-native English speaking countries). The line of Collon candy comes to mind. :)

Orchid64 said...

Thanks to both of you, and I'm happy to provide a laugh!

elle marie said...

haha this is hilarious!!!