Nippon tucked

10th March 2006 at 00:00
Back to the pitfalls of language translation, courtesy of Tim Steward, and the wonderful advertising catchlines thought up by Japanese entrepreneurs desperate to secure a foothold in markets in the west.

What chance for the new soap labelled Homo - unless it's a targeted product - or computer printing paper proudly bearing the legend My Fannie, or the cartons of a new fruit juice called Coolpis ?

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