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In a traffic snarl-up yesterday, with the midday sun (yep, me and the mad dogs) beating down upon my helmet, my thoughts naturally turned to a cool, refreshing beverage. Emblazoned on the taxi next to me was an advert for this. So near, and yet so very, very, very far. :puke2:
 

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In a traffic snarl-up yesterday, with the midday sun (yep, me and the mad dogs) beating down upon my helmet, my thoughts naturally turned to a cool, refreshing beverage. Emblazoned on the taxi next to me was an advert for this. So near, and yet so very, very, very far. :puke2:
Pokari Sweat tastes great though.

/ I heard Pokari are related to Nauga
 

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beating down upon my helmet
Please tell us you're taking the pith?! Or do we infer (once I re-read your written writes from the road) that you are upon rather than aside said conduit?

And your helmet is therefore to protect your bonce whilst you're pulling wheelies & leaping buses?

Harley seems fair to ask if you were riding in on your Triumph, or, whether you're so psycho as to cycle a bike on those streets so hot and faraway. I'm going to saddle myself with this last answer (hah! maybe you're bucking the system with an electric bike- now that's current and probably practical, even in where you are, at The Edge)
 

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Have I mentioned the (popular) stationery brand in South Korea (and Japan, I think)?

Morning Glory.

Will suppy evidence next time an example passes my desk.
 

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I am finding these in the local Asian supermarkets. They look the part, too - but are actually very tasty.
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If you find it to your taste, know that it is a free country and you may eat all the collon you can afford, but if you think others will not judge you...well, sorry... it is a free country for them too.
 

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Please tell us you're taking the pith?!

And your helmet is therefore to protect your bonce whilst you're pulling wheelies & leaping buses?
You infer correctly - if there is Kidding afoot, then it is of the Eddie variety. While my current occupation might be construable as a neo-colonialist endeavour, I haven't got sufficient cranial vegetation to have considered becoming a topee-arist
maybe you're bucking the system with an electric bike
Alas, my twist-and-go scooter and I are locked firmly in the 20th century. I do quite fancy supporting Vietnam's new vehicle manufacturer, Vinfast, though: they are offering big incentives on their new e-bike (which is named to gladden the heart of Dr Who companion fans around the world), in the hope of, ahem, kickstarting a charger network around the country. The incentives must be working, too: I see quite a few of them in between leaping grand canyons and generally pootling around with my front wheel waggling rakishly in the air.
 

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A few years ago, I was working for a very large international company and part of my job was to talk to our Bangkok office regularly. My contacts there were two ladies called "Supaporn" and "Khemeraporn". Not wanting to sound like an idiot, I asked them for the correct pronunciation of their names before I even attempted them myself.

Well, the correct pronunciations were "super porn" and "camera porn". As it turns out, "porn" means "blessing" in Thai. Not sure why they don't change the English spelling to "pawn" - but there you go. There's lots more Thai names ending in "porn".
 

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A few years ago, I was working for a very large international company and part of my job was to talk to our Bangkok office regularly. My contacts there were two ladies called "Supaporn" and "Khemeraporn". Not wanting to sound like an idiot, I asked them for the correct pronunciation of their names before I even attempted them myself.

Well, the correct pronunciations were "super porn" and "camera porn". As it turns out, "porn" means "blessing" in Thai.
And, erm, what business were you in?
 
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They had some knickers that had caffeine in them, forgot what they called them tho
 

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They had some knickers that had caffeine in them, forgot what they called them tho
iPant?

Two companies will pay a total of $1.5m in fines after claiming their caffeine-infused underwear made women slimmer under a Federal Trade Commission settlement completed Monday.

Norm Thompson Outfitters and Wacoal America will pay $230,000 and $1.3m respectively after they claimed that their caffeinated undergarments slimmed ladies’ thighs, improved skin’s appearance and reduced cellulite.



https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2014/nov/10/wacoal-caffeine-ipant-underwear-work-thin-ftc-fines
 

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These are very popular in Germany, I can assure you.
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They also come Supersized:
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They are made by a company called "Storck".
 
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I always the thought the Nissan Cedric was a silly car name.

Imagine being on a guy's night out in the pub and someone asks you what you drive while everyone else is saying a Jaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaag you have to go and get your coat.
 

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What about: `I Can't Believe It's Not Butter!` ?

Back in the day the Mary Whitehouse Experience did a fine skit on this. Baddiel, I think it was, said: `So what's it going to be next then? `Bollocks! This Is Custard - And Anyone Who Says It's Not Gets It!`...?

Since that time - we're talklng the early nineties- this particular desperate form of product targetting doesn't seem to have taken off, however. (Can't think why).
 

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What about: `I Can't Believe It's Not Butter!` ?

Back in the day the Mary Whitehouse Experience did a fine skit on this. Baddiel, I think it was, said: `So what's it going to be next then? `Bollocks! This Is Custard - And Anyone Who Says It's Not Gets It!`...?
Hugh Dennis, possibly trying to impersonate Lynn Faulds Wood on "Watchdog".

Around the 8:17 mark :

 
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