Boba tea advertisement: edgy or bad translation?


#1

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2017/10/17/boba-tea-advertisement-edgy-o.html


#2

I can’t tell if they’re trying to be edgy or just got a bad translation."

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#3

Teabag or no teabag?


#4

There’s so many Pho places up here in the Northwest. So many places called “Pho King” I can’t believe it’s not intentional.


#5

Yes. Let us not forget Phu Ket in SF.


#6

Is Boba Tea any relation to the bounty hunter?


#7

… Great, now I want to create a company that makes and sells boutique felt and call it ‘bobba felt’. /rimshot


#8

And why exactly does this tea have “balls?”


#9

#10

that’s a pretty neat idea. In fct, i liked it so much i snagged the www.bobafelt.com domain just so I can redirect to to an image of a felt Boba Fett puppet (it’s a work in progress).


#11

So I will pay $4.50 for a cup of green tea. But they are $4.50 good!


#12

without balls it couldn’t make any baby teas?


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#14

There’s also:

  • What the Phở
  • Phở Shizzle

So, yeah, I think they are well aware of the connotations.


#15

It’s a rip-off of a comic called Kawaii Not. https://twitter.com/kawaiinot/status/912543426608078848


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#17

Thai restaurants seem singularly drawn to cringe-y puns.


#18

Word must be out that “suck my balls” is a popular pickup line in Hollywood, where culture comes from.


#19

pawing at clothing “What great material, is it felt?”
“No.”
“Well, it is now.”

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#20

Pretty ballsy I’d say.