that's a good point, joesfolk.
much like we have shirts and tattoos of asian characters because it looks cool, people in asia - especially japan, have clothing with english words on them. often the few words or phrase make no sense at all. but it must look neat to them.
lol, this reminds me of old simpsons episodes. mr sparkle, anyone?
or how about when homer was waiting for the boot to be removed from his car and saw a food cart vendor selling fuzzy meat on a stick replete with a fly buzzing around it called kalkalash:
now, whenever we order lunch at work from the lebanese guy's food cart across the street, we always ask around who wants kalkalash.