Thursday, June 14, 2007

What's in a name?

Am I the only person who finds amusement in the things other countries call some of their shops and food items?

I've just come back from Menorca where, as a child, I used to giggle because of the local bakery which made the bread picture below.

It was delivered in Bimbo van driven by a man wearing a T-shirt emblazoned Bimbo. Last week, i was giggling again much to the embarrassment of my husband as well as my dad!

well last year I was in Sweden and brought back some chocolate bars called PLOPP bars for my youth group so this year it's Bimbo buns called Bimbo completo.

So readers... what's your conclusion? Funny or sad?

Any other examples.... (keep it relatively clean please people!)


Calia77 said...

I would have giggled. A lot!

Kathryn said...

Giggled most definately! Another good staple is France's fruit cereal named 'crapsy.'

Mistranslations are another one - in spain we came accross things such as 'beef viagra,' (savoury) and 'heavenly pig fat' (sweet)

Ahhhh, simple things!