Re: CHAT: Let's hear it for English spelling
|From:||Douglas Koller, Latin & French <latinfrench@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, May 29, 2001, 20:53|
>On Fri, 25 May 2001, Frank George Valoczy wrote:
>> "newly tasty improved enhanced!" (this was on a tin of some
>> Japanese soft drink; I can't remember which one, but I know
>> it wasn't Pocari Sweat).
>I hope that this is a typo; I could never drink anything called
No, that's it. Obviously it wasn't meant to be marketed at the expats
(though I think it's a subdivision of Coca-Cola). As others have
mentioned, it's a Gatorade-y beverage -- boost those electrolytes and
all. My fave was "Kalpis", which expats usually lambasted as "Cow
Piss". It was a yoghurty flavored drink which you were supposed to
mix with vodka-esque spirits. Brrrrr. Them's the stuff that hangovers
are made of.
And then there was the candy called "Doo Doo" 'cause that sounds cute
to the Japanese ear.
etc., etc., etc.