Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Lost in Translation- Hooters Korea

Late last week, US domination made it's latest blow by opening a Hooters, in one of the most upscale neighborhoods in Korea. As the newspaper critic pointed out, this is roughly equivalent to Hooters opening on Fifth Ave next to Prada. I'm going to guesstimate a glass of domestic beer and half a dozen wings will come in around $20. Not quite the Hooters you know and love.

Something else seems to have been lost in translation. I just can't quite put my finger on it. What do you think?

I have a single male coworker who lives in Seoul, not too far from there, so I have tasked him with getting a photo with the girl on the right while making "big jugs" motions with his hands. Is that sexual harassment, since technically I'm his supervisor? Not in Korea! Unfortunately, I think he is too tasteful to actually do it. Maybe if we get him drunk...


Kris said...

Just recently found your blog and have been enjoying reading it.

LOL at the hooters comments. We have one near by. A few years ago when my daugter was much younger we drove the local Hooters at night. The lights on the "t" and "e" were not working and she was phonetically spelling out what remained of the word. My husband and I got a big chuckle out of it.

Jen said...

po-tay-to/ po-tah-to
Seriously, I'm sure Hooters girls are fine and upstanding citizens with *other* fine attributes not so readily apparent. Does that sound like jealousy? ;-)