Saturday, August 04, 2007

Pama



Can you guess how this hair salon got its name, 'PAMA'?
I'll explain it tomorrow but, before that, would like to hear your guess.
I know it's easy for Koreans so I'd appreciate if you would not say the answer.
Wish you all a good weekend.

10 comments:

Rambling Round said...

Hmmmm, there's a dog up there.
Pups and Mups Association?

inspired said...

;o]

Anu said...

means puma? just a wild guess lookin at the image.

Zannnie said...

er....no idea abt this 'Pama' but maybe they are inspired by Puma (the sports brand which has the icon a silhouette of a leopard,) in this case, this is a hair salon for 'poodles?' ;p

Ming_the_Merciless said...

Puma shoes?? Even the logo looks the same.

Hyde DP said...

The animal on the logo looks like a puma so maybe there is something special about the hair on the puma that makes it desirable.

On the other hand it could onomatopeoic for the word "perm" which is what ladies here have done to their hair.

Per Stromsjo said...

Looks like they decided to “borrow” a well-known logo and change one letter...

Sunkyoung said...

It is quite fun to read all your comments and I do appreciate them all.

Gerald from Hyde guessed right. When we borrowed the word, 'perm(anent)', from English, for the method to have one's hair curl, we chose our own way to pronounce it: 'er' sounds normally 'ah' without 'r' sound. So we have since called 'pama' and this hair salon borrowed the sport band PUMA's logo. And this shop is not for dogs though.

There are lots of parodies of PUMA but most of them linked below can be understood in Korean context.
Parodies of PUMA

Fabrizio - ikol22 said...

Uhm no. I didn't realize the connection with puma and permanent. Good job Jerald. Ciao Lee ^^V

Sunkyoung said...

It was not an easy guess though, I think. Ciao, Fabrizio. ^-^/ (This emoticon is a smiling face waving its arm.)