Thursday, April 22, 2010

product names lost in translation

From the Asian grocery store this morning:


  1. Anonymous7:09 PM

    Another funny one: "Watering Lips" on the side of a chapstick label....

  2. Anonymous1:29 AM

    Actually though it sounds weird that pine salt toothpaste does contain salt..and some pine thing, It's got one of those fancy scented/flavored salt. Not sure if the salt is mixed with pine needles and allowed to take up the pine scent...

  3. Mmmmm..... Yummy poo!

  4. I kept saying "CHING POO LUONG!" all day yesterday and now it's hard to stop.

  5. Anonymous3:39 PM

    Ching poo luong is a chinese soup that my mom makes. I think I have seen this in an asian store once. I don't think I would buy this.

  6. Anonymous3:41 PM

    you ever see darlie toothpaste?

    from wikipedia ----
    However, the Chinese name of the brand, "黑人牙膏" (in English, "Black Man Toothpaste"), has not changed; in fact, a Chinese-language advertising campaign reassured customers that "Black Man Toothpaste is still Black Man Toothpaste".[citation needed] This is because the term 黑人 (black man) does not have any negative meaning in Chinese.[citation
    that's the stuff my singaporean roommate was a fan of...that seemed anachronistic.

  7. Just wondering what Asian store you go to in Atlanta. I visit my in-laws in Athens and occasionally drive over to Atlanta. I live near Charlotte, NC and there are hardly any good Asian stores. I'm looking for a good Asian store. Thanks!

  8. This was at the Super H Mart in Doraville. It's a chain so there may even be one closer to you.

  9. Thank you... I'm looking forward to checking the Super H Mart out next time we're in GA.