|SPOTTED THESE TWO DESPERADOS IN A HAYFIELD SATURDAY EVENING|
I think this has been my longest blog break since back in 2009. I just needed a few days to do something different, break a few routines, and clear my head. So, without further ado let's get on with a brief catch-up.
|I REALLY ENJOY WATCHING THE BIRDS IN OUR BIRDBATH EVERY DAY|
|A BALTIMORE ORIOLE AND A BLUE JAY SHARE THE BATH......OR AT LEAST I THOUGHT THEY WERE|
|AND THEN.....'GET OUT OF HERE YOU LITTLE ORANGE HALLOWEEN PUMPKIN'|
|'OH GO BLOW YER NOSE YA BIG OLD BLUE BUZZARD'|
|THESE PHOTOS WILL GIVE YOU AN IDEA OF GEORGE'S PEACEFUL FINAL RESTING PLACE IN THE COUNTRYSIDE AND GEORGE'S STONE IS THE THIRD BLACK ONE IN FROM THE LEFT|
|I HAVE MANY PLEASANT MEMORIES FROM THE MID 80'S OF HIKING ALL THE TRAILS ON BOTH SIDES OF THIS MAN-MADE LAKE AND I WANTED TO STOP HERE TODAY AND TOUCH BASE WITH SOME GREAT OLD TIMES FROM YEARS GONE BY|
|I ENJOYED COUNTLESS HOURS HERE IN THIS WILDWOOD CONSERVATION AREA|
|I EVEN CAME HERE IN THE WINTER MONTHS CROSS COUNTRY SKIING THROUGH THESE FORESTS|
|PHEEBS KNEW JIM HAD A PEANUT BUTTER COOKIE|
|EVERY TIME I LOOKED OVER AT THAT MOTORHOME THE MORE FAMILIAR IT BEGAN TO LOOK|
|I AM 95.5% SURE THIS WAS GEORGE AND SUZI'S COACH|
|MANY, MANY. FRIENDS OF GEORGE AND SUZIE'S HAVE SAT UNDER THAT AWNING ALL ACROSS CANADA AND AMERICA|
|'JIM'S COOKIE BAG IS EMPTY DAD'.....'YA THAT'S BECAUSE YOU ATE MOST OF JIM'S COOKIE PHEEBS'|
|PHEEBS WATCHING THE LOCAL BALL GAME THIS MORNING|
|HEADING TO OUR TOWERLINE ROAD LOCATION I SAW THIS HORSE AND ITS OWNER ENJOYING THE SUNSET|
|OLD SOL WINDS DOWN ANOTHER DAY|
|AT OUR DESTINATION AND YOU CAN SEE HOW TOWERLINE ROAD WAS APTLY NAMED|
|WITH THE MOON CLOSE TO THE HORIZON AND THE ATMOSPHERE HEAVY WITH DUT AND SMOKE THE MOON TOOK ON A VERY ORANGE COLOR|
|SATURDAY NIGHT'S FULL MOON WEARING ITS GROUCHO MARX EYEBROWS|
|THE MOON WITH ITS THICK ATMOSPHERE COLORS REMOVED|
|AND FOR YOU FOLKS WANTING TO SEE A BLUE MOON....HERE IT IS|
|THE TINY DOT IN THE TOP LEFT CORNER IS THE PLANET JUPITER|
|A FINE LATE AUGUST MORNING AT BAYFIELD'S SOUTH PIER|
|ENJOYING THE COOLNESS OF LAKE HURON'S WATERS|
|A QUIET SUNDAY MORNING ALONG THE BAYFIELD RIVER|
|THIS MORNING'S HAZY HUMIDITY WAS CLEARLY VISIBLE IN THE COUNTRYSIDE|
Marketing translations:: Cracking an international market is a goal of most growing corporations. It shouldn't be that hard, yet even the big multinationals run into trouble because of language and cultural differences. For example, observe the following examples below.................
The name Coca-Cola in China was first rendered as Ke-kou-ke-la. Unfortunately, the Coke company did not discover until after thousands of signs had been printed that the phrase means "bite the wax tadpole" or "female horse stuffed with wax" depending on the dialect. Coke then researched 40,000 Chinese characters and found a close phonetic equivalent, "ko-kou-ko-le," which can be loosely translated as "happiness in the mouth."
In Taiwan, the translation of the Pepsi slogan "Come alive with the Pepsi Generation" came out as "Pepsi will bring your ancestors back from the dead."
Also in Chinese, the Kentucky Fried Chicken slogan "finger-lickin' good" came out as "eat your fingers off."
The American slogan for Salem cigarettes, "Salem - Feeling Free," got translated in the Japanese market into "When smoking Salem, you feel so refreshed that your mind seems to be free and empty."
When General Motors introduced the Chevy Nova in South America, it was apparently unaware that "no va" means "it won't go." After the company figured out why it wasn't selling any cars, it renamed the car in its Spanish markets to the Caribe.
When Parker Pen marketed a ballpoint pen in Mexico, its ads were supposed to say "It won't leak in your pocket and embarrass you." However, the company mistakenly thought the spanish word "embarazar" meant embarrass. Instead the ads said that "It wont leak in your pocket and make you pregnant."
An American t-shirt maker in Miami printed shirts for the spanish market which promoted the Pope's visit. Instead of the desired "I Saw the Pope" in Spanish, the shirts proclaimed "I Saw the Potato."
In Italy, a campaign for Schweppes Tonic Water translated the name into Schweppes Toilet Water.
Prior to turning on the TV to watch a recorded soccer match, I said to my wife, “Don’t tell me the score!”She replied, “ Don't worry, there wasn’t any.”