Monday, January 4, 2010
Will Miss #102 - Calpis
When I first arrived in Japan, one of the things which provided a chuckle was the existence of a drink named "Calpis". Since it sounds like "cow piss" when you say it, it tickles the part of your funny bone which can still enjoy juvenile humor. The truth is that this is not a case of funny Japanese product naming, but rather a combination "Calcium" and the sanskirt word "Sarpis". Nonetheless, the way it sounds still brings a smile to my inner 10-year-old.
I'll miss seeing Calpis around even though I've never drunk it.