Thursday, January 21, 2010

Lost in Translation?

bimbo

bimbo truck

Hmm. On my way to Long Beach I saw one of these Bimbo trucks and it made me snicker. Presumably the word "bimbo" doesn't have the same connotations in Espanol as it does in English. Presumably.


40 comments:

Caroline said...

Ha Ha! I see these all the time. Must be a socal thing. I always snicker too...

Melanie's Randomness said...

That is absolutely fantastic!!!! LOL!!!

Just Another Momma said...

hahaha! That's funny! I'd giggle if I saw that too.

The Haute-Shopper said...

Nice one! I'm sure there's a blonde Cali joke in there somewhere...

Although I think there are far worse. My friend recently told me that Toyota's 'Parjero' actually means 'wanker' in Spanish, but the Japanese execs never bothered checking that before releasing the car. I think if I were ever thinking of a brand name, I'd run it through a mulitlingual translator...

Iva said...

teeeheee!! so funny! omg but seriously how cute is that little guy!! {ha its funny I think its a boy}

Jake Hammell said...

Na, it's right on the money. By the way the bear dresses you can tell it's a slutty airhead.

Char said...

hopefully not

blueviolet said...

No bimbos I know come close to the vision of purity I see in the color of that white bear.

~KS said...

I love stuff like this... ha ha ha ha...

Christiejolu said...

LOL! Funny!

Summer {Bisfor...} said...

i know a few peeps that took a ride in this truck.

lol.

Down and Out Chic said...

maybe i should give these cookies as gifts to a select few...
p.s. i just "donated" $2. i do what i can :)

bananas. said...

I understand spanish and i don't believe bimbo means anything. Thats just us mexicans being foolish. Ha! But it is funny.

adrienzgirl said...

Yup, bimbo doesn't have a translation in Spanish.

It is funny though!

Gabby said...

I remember being like 13 and seeing the Bimbo brand and thinking it was just the most scandalous thing ever.

Heather Taylor said...

I see those trucks too! The "bimbo" part escapes me though, I'm way too focused looking at the slightly disgusting looking meat sandwich on the side of the truck. If you see the one with the sandwich, look at it closely. The meat is uh, strangely pink.

Sam said...

Well, the little bear seems to be tickled pink about being a bimbo so go for it I say!

Christina In Wonderland said...

Ha. That should be on someone's priceless list somewhere...

Alisa said...

I have never seen these trucks up here in Northern Cal., the Bimbo must be a So. Cal thing. :)

Karls said...

At least the bear is cute!

Liz said...

HAHA I love Bimbo bread!

Kaz said...

At least you're not my brother

His nickname is 'Bonk'

Given to him as a baby, waaaaaaay before the word 'bonk' had any sexual connotation

Apparently, he used to stand in his cot and bang his head against the railing, saying "bonk, bonk" all the time

Kinda embarrassing to him (funny to me) when my parents call him that in company :)

The Seeker said...

LOL, it hasn't the same connotations, for instance in Portuguese it means something like a peasant.
Funny that some words can be "equal" meaning different things.

Hope all is well with you dear.

Luv

xoxo

Kristin said...

What does it translate to do you figure?

ASSHOLE BOYFRIEND said...

Two more things that shouldn't go together.

Phoenix said...

Lol I always start giggling when I see those trucks. Ah, got to love it.

PS my friend Shaun frequents a Thai place called Phuk It. We're not sure if it's meant to be ironic or if the owners actually know...

Girl Japan: April Marie said...

hahaha I've got to have a T-shirt with that and don it with my blond hair.. haha

I think I am the epitome of "lost in translation".. I see all sorts of engrish everywhere... haha man this is so funny..

Bathwater said...

I don't see the difference they are both soft, cuddly and paid for.

Asylum Dolly said...

Yep, the bear looks cheap.
I love funny translations/lost in translation type stuff. I always get a giggle out of "Engrish". Thai resaurants are especially good- I saw a pic of one called "Rong Phuk".
hehehehehehehehehehehehehe
I have a very juvenile sense of humour :)

trishie koh said...

Haha!

Katie said...

Hahaha! I love engrlish

Tracie said...

LOL! What does it mean in Spanish?

Clorivak said...

Better a Bear than the Bimbo's that populate the planet...did i just say that.. hehe.

Andhari said...

That is one slutty teddy bear :p

And I want a t shirt :D

Ela said...

That is the cutest bimbo I've ever seen.

I wonder if his fur is real...

Diana said...

haha, i used to love bimbo brand as a kid. just one bite will put you in a diabetic state!

bimbo is short for pan bimbo, which is sweet bread in spanish. it's too sweet for me now and i have no idea why moms give this to their kids!

Hanako66 said...

bwahahaha

...love Maegan said...

BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHA...I love your title for it.

Layla said...

In Japanese, bimbo means 'poor' or 'poverty'! (that is what you know if you watch too much Japanese drama, he he!!)
Not really happy association with the ice bear!!
(Can't get a video of bear with Pamela out of my head now though!!)
with one of those cheezy ad ringtones!!

luxury hotels in miami said...

Haha, this is great! Now we can see from the comments that it luckily doesn't mean the same. Actually I'd like to try this "Bimbo"!