Sue Burke (mount_oregano) wrote,
Sue Burke
mount_oregano

Nuclear Baby


Although I've lived in Spain more than a decade, every time I go past the laundry detergent section in a supermarket, I giggle when I see boxes of Nuclear Bebé, a popular brand specially formulated (according to its manufacturer) to avoid irritating babies' skin. And it gets whites and colors nuclear-bright!

The lesson, of course, is that in other countries, words don't always mean the exact same thing: connotations don't travel well.

Every time I think of a nuclear baby, I think of something different and inappropriate.

— Sue Burke


Tags: humor, pure spanglish
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