Only in Kenya

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

It Came by Ship Pt 6

Some attribute the use of bad English to the school one attended; or the English teacher. And now, the country you reside.

Seems this expat wasn't on the ship the language came in.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

It Came by Ship Pt 5

Nomenclature. It isn't an easy job.

By the time a product gets a final name, the marketing department will have sifted through floors of suggestions, had reps enduring hours of focus group discussions, sought the opinion of the MD's wife's sister's daughter, had hair removing changes upon counter-changes with the agency on colour, font, kerning and leading, finally received approval from global HQ, then... some guy in Kenya rubbishes your work by proudly displaying your name wrongly.

I love this country.

Monday, August 25, 2008

It Came by Ship Pt 4

The Chinese are famous for their culinary skills. If only they'd learn the language with the same enthusiasm. This is from the vehicle belonging to one restaurant based in central Nairobi.