2 Canadians in Korea

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I've been blogging a lot of facts and I feel I should say that some of it is copy pasted from books, the internet and the signs that I took pictures of at the tourist site itself.

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Sunday, February 24, 2008

Dick Sticks, Booby Bands and Body Yogurt....

Could this be an embarrassing purchase at the grocery store or a novelty shop? Nah, just a regular day of shopping in South Korea! This was actually some purchases that we could've made at the market, all in a day's work.

To our surprise, Dick Sticks, which can be purchased at the bargain price of about $1.50, are actually chocolate covered bread sticks. We're guessing they wanted to say, Dip Sticks, but we could be wrong. This could be a very effective marketing ploy. It sure made us look twice!

I know what you're thinking, Booby Bands? Maybe some fancy nipple covers? Nope, just some cute band-aids for kids. A whole pack for just $0.40! Perhaps they meant Boo-boo Bands, for when you fall and get a boo-boo. The best part is that in smaller font under the name, it reads "Spring is Booby's season!" We think there might be an entire line of Booby products.

A little Body Yogurt to top it all off? This moisturizer must be a little thicker than the line of 'body milk' creams that we sell back home. There's something about the word yogurt, however, that sounds less appealing...

So, a clever marketing ploy? Or another case of Konglish? I hope they're not paying these translators too much money!