Thursday, August 16, 2007

Eau De WTF


I am not much on frilly bath products. A good ol' bar of Irish Spring is all that I need. Since I started shaving my noggin, I don't even give a rats ass about shampoo. But yesterday I ran out of my Irish Spring so I reached for AJ's body wash gunk. I looked at the bottle of Dove Body Wash and noticed that the label was bi-lingual. What struck me as odd was the fact that besides English, the label was also in French. Now I know that I am but a simple hick from the sticks but aren't the French known for their aversion to bathing. I know French sounds fancy and all but why the hell do they label that crap in French for use in freakin' BFE Texas when they are a country of folks known for using cologne to cover up their funk rather than washing it off. Some marketing genius must be back on the pipe.

8 comments:

Ol' Lady said...

In Canada all the labels have to have both English and French to keep the fuck nuts in Quebec quiet...so maybe it was made in the same place as the Canadian stuff.

Ol' Lady said...

Hot Shit I am Fuzz's First...to comment...
I was gonna say that in my comment but then I figured someone would beat me to it by the time I hit publish but it didn't happen :)
Whoo Hoooo fer me ;)

Mike said...

I'm a n Irish Spring guy also. My wife hates when she runs out of her stuff and has to use my soap. She complains that she smells like a guy.

David Amulet said...

Blame Canada!

-- david

Red said...

So did you smell all frilly and shit afterward?

LisaBinDaCity said...

Aw come on. Texas is multicultural ;-)

:P fuzzbox said...

ol' lady: That might be one explanation. But I would guess that someone in marketing was just being artsy fartsy. Congrats on first comment. I appreciate it.

mike: It is a manly soap for manly men.

david: They are an easy target for some.

red: And baby soft smooth. ;)

lisa: It is but generelly only in a Tex-Mex kinda way.

Perplexio said...

I've never used Dove, but I'd guess they just print all of the packaging bilingually for the North American market.

Although if it were here in the Chicago area it would probably be tri-lingual: English, Spanish, and Polish... wait who am I kidding, the Polish don't use Dove... silly me!

I believe the most popular fragrance in France is Eau de Cigarette.