Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Droga Astral

This is really for the Spanish speakers.

Every time a pharmacy is called a "drugstore" I can't help imagining the drugs sold there. Drugs as in "sex and drugs and rock-n-roll", obviously.

It's worse in Brazil. Nothing is left to the imagination. What can you expect to buy in Drogaria Pacheco?

"Pacheco" means "stoned" in Mexican Spanish.

No need to explain what the "green drug" is.

This is the best one. "Disque medicamentos" in Portugese means "Dial MEDICINE". In Spanish, with a minor change of one letter, it means "so-called medicine". Clearly, the Spanish interpretation is the right one in this case.

Only the second photo is mine. The other two are from Google Street View.

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