Wednesday, March 11, 2009

A Poor Choice for a Business Name

On Thursday evening, Keegan and I went to Home Plus for a quick Korean dinner at the food court. I've discovered a Korean dish that I really like: it's called Dolsot BiBimBap. It's a heavy, scalding hot stone bowl filled with rice, vegetables, seaweed, and an egg on top. The bowl is so hot that it cooks the rice in the bottom into a tasty crunchy crust, and they serve the hot sauce on the side, just how I like it. We finished our dinner and had some ice cream at Baskin Robbins. On our way out of the store, we saw this sign advertising a new furniture vendor on the second floor.


Would you buy furniture with this label?

5 comments:

Solson said...

No way. But I have found that people are eager to buy things that are foreign sounding even if they have no idea what they mean. Some local examples include: countless brunettes proudly strutting around in "Blondes have more fun" t-shirts as well as the overweight girls blissfully unaware that even though it's printed in pretty gold foil "gold digger" is not something you probably want to advertise (although it is probably true).

Mom said...

Love it! I don't know which is funnier - that absurd name, or the expression on Keegan's face. I wonder what companies in our language are silly (or worse) to speakers of other languages.

chrissy said...

hahahahahaha. I would buy some "crapino" products.

Mom said...

Along this vein, I saw a sign today in Burlington Coat Factory that said "Petite Bottoms." What were they thinking????

Carrie said...

hilarious!