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Saturday, November 05, 2005

BJ League

BJ League.

A new professional basketball league debuts today in Japan. And it follows an unfortunate but hilarious Japanese tradition of badly choosing an acronym or product name. The "BJ League" will feature six teams based in cities around Japan, and is sure to draw snickers from foreign fans. It joins other badly--some would say deliciously--named goods:

Daihatsu Naked

Mineral Water


Japanese Coffee Creamer
Creap Creamy Powder

Sport Drink
Pocari Sweat
Calpis (pronounced in Japanese: cow piss)

Canned CoffeeGod


Shocking gum

Clothing Brand

Instant coffee
I'm Dripper

...and many, many more too numerous to mention.

[For non-Americans bj is blow job]

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