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…

Advertisements