Monday, 14 March 2011

Vifil Baboon

I love the way certain Asian proprietors appropriate trademarks for their own use.  There is a small row of shops near us and a now defunct Indian hairdressing salon proudly boasted the following sign.

Vidal Sassoon would have been less than amused by this transliteration but, judging by the state of the sign, the business folded some time ago.

Perhaps I do Vifal an injustice but I can feel fairly confident that his or her second name was not 'baboon'.

Mind you, on the Indian sub continent there are some strange English variations of common terms.  Here is an example of a road sign that surely has some merit in the eyes of those behind the driving wheel.

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