September 21st, 2004

Definitely not thought up by a marketing consultancy

I have here a packet of dried mushrooms and other oddments for making soup -- it's about to be cooked up with the remains of Sunday's chicken. But what struck me about its labelling -- other than having no idea what Hnay san slice is -- is the company name:

West District Success Day Food Stuff Hong Of Zhongshan

(which, for those of you interested, is in Guangdong in China)

I can't help wondering whether it was slightly more lyrical in Chinese.