Thursday, May 22, 2008

Is that diarrhea on the shampoo bottle?

This morning I was enjoying my shower when I had to do a double-take at the shampoo bottle. "Is that diarrhea on the shampoo bottle?", I asked myself. It sure did look like it.

The shampoo is a daily moisture renewal formula and underneath that it says, "Hidratacion Diaria", which can only be pronounced "Diarrhea". It really made me stop and think before I put it in my hair.

Surely, this must be spanish for "daily moisture renewal". Maybe it's latin. That made me wonder what "Hidratacion" is. Is it a combination of "Hidra" meaning water and "Tacion" meaning suffocation? Would that be Drowning Diarrhea? Well, that's just gross.

If "diaria" is moisture, do I want to put moisturizer on my face? Sounds too much like "Diarrhea" to me. Do I really want to use facial diaria? Brings up images of a mud mask. I'd be sitting there with cucumber slices over my eyes with a good thick coating of facial diaria.

Or how about, "Feel my hands, I just rubbed diaria on them". Well, now, that sounds inviting. It's funny how some foreign words resemble english but in a much different way.

I know it can't be german, the german word for diarrhea is "spraysompoopin", I'm pretty sure. Besides, it makes more sense that diaria is moisture, I can see the connection.

The rest of the bottle is written in english. Except where it says, "Questions/Preguntas". Well, I have a few Preguntas, so maybe I should call the number. My first question is why did you put diaria on my bottle? If you are trying to appeal to the spanish speaking market, why not have spanish instructions as well?

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

R.O.T.F.L.M.A.O

NEVER A DULL MOMENT WITH YOU HUH??

I WORK WITH SEVERAL SPANISH AGENTS AND IM USUALLY BEING "PICKED ON" AND NOT KNOWING IT EXCEPT THE FEW WORDS I CAN CATCH HERE AND THERE.. NOW THE FUNNY PART IS HOW THE SAME WORD IN SPANISH CAN MEAN SOMETHING TOTALLY DIFFERENT .. SUCH AS THE WORD PATO.. SEAMS INNOCENT RIGHT?

WELL WHEN MY FAVORITE MEXICAN CO -WORKER TOLD ME TO CALL MY LEAST FAVORITE CUBAN CO-WORKER A PATO I SHOULD HAVE KNOWN BETTER THAN TO REPEAT IT .. BUT HEY IM ALL FOR SOME FUN..

WELL THE END OF THE DAY CAME AND THAT CUBAN GUY WAS SELLING A POLICY TO A FEW OTHER SPANISH GUYS AND I WAS LEAVING .. AS I WALKED OUT THE DOOR I SAY " SEE YA LATER PATO" .. HIS REPONSE WAS " GREAT JUST GREAT THANKS" !! LOL

WELL I IMEADIATLY CALLED MY OTHER MEXICAN FRIEND WHO TOLD ME THE WORD MENT DUCK.. OK WHATS SO BAD WITH CALLING HIM A DUCK....

WELL THE CUBAN MEANING OF PATO IS SMALL GAY MAN !! LMAO.. HES 5 FT NOTHING .. NEEDLESS TO SAY I LAUGHED MY A$$ OFF FOR WEEKS!!

Audra

Theresa H. Hall said...

Daily Hydration, you goof! :)

Ekim said...

@Theresa, "Diaria" is daily in spanish? Drink lots of fluids :)

JOHNinKEYWEST said...

I hope tu can comprende this Cool blog:)Living in San Antonio on and off over there yrs I speak more spanish then most people.
I like the way you just freestyle when you write I often think of all kinds of cool things to write about but you take action.I liked that wasp post also.See you back on the BC:)
Oh that reminds me when I first came here years ago I took a job at Pizza Hut and the hot waitresses were calling me vato but growing up in NYC around Puerto Ricans I thought they were saying BATO which is slang for fag.I asked they girl whats was up she said it meant DUDE:)Here

timethief said...

Well how did your hair turn out? Was it nice and soft or did it remain dry and flyway? A woman wouldn't have left that part out, you know. Just joshing ya and oh BTW here's a little &hearts for a favorite blogger. :)

Ekim said...

Timethief, there was diarrhea on my shampoo bottle and you are worried about how soft my hair is? Women have completely different priorities ♥

Drowsey Monkey said...

Maybe it's pronounced Die Air E Ah. ??

LOL...the lesson is don't read in the bathroom.

Drowsey Monkey said...

You have to put the accent on "air" for it to sound good.

Jillian said...

Imagine how bad the Spanish speakers must have felt when they could only read 2 words!

Kelly said...

Was the shampoo brown in color and come out in gooey lumps? If so, I'd say you put fresh poo on your hair. Was your hair soft and manageable and attracting flies?

This is my first time to your site. Ya got some funny ramblings going on here. Good job.

The Offended Blogger said...

Don't be talking crap about Jesus! He needs his daily follicle hydration too, ya know. :)

matty said...

they wanna say their customers are all shitheads

G8rBryan said...

Very funny post, I enjoyed reading it. Cracked me up. ^5

Lord, I want to be whole said...

Pretty funny read....maybe it acts as fertilizer???

Chrissy said...

I am not sure that members of BC can cope with the thought of you in a mud mask and cucumber slices, hmmmmm ;-)Chrissy

Sophie LC said...

Languages are funny sometimes: one day I was reading out loud to my parents the ingredients of a food package (don't ask why!) when they were on a visit to my house (they are French and I live in Ireland): when I came to the word "preservatives", I naturally translated it as "preservatifs", which means "condoms" in French but I have been in this country and speaking English for so long that it took me a while to realize what I had said!

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